Thursday, May 15, 2008

Honduras Worries Lessened

I spoke with folks who know today, and our Honduras trip is not threatened. There is no unrest in the La Ceiba (north-central) area and our trip is not affected. This news comes from two conservative sources. The cancellation of the other group's trip (headed to southern Honduras) seems to be an isolated case of nervousness on the part of the Honduran church host. There may be more to the story than we are getting, but we have checked with reliable sources in La Ceiba and all is well.

Here is a photo of our team from last August. It was taken at a beach outside La Ceiba. You can clearly see there are no pirates, yahoos, or otherwise questionable characters. The fellow on the left, Juan, won the prestigious Goldwater scholarship this year. He's doing a summer internship at MIT this summer. Muy bueno.

1 comment:

La Gringa said...

Hi! I'm a reliable source in La Ceiba, Honduras, ;-D and I can tell you that you have nothing to worry about.

We have frequent protests where the streets are blocked for some 2-4 hours or so, but nothing violent. You won't want to try to cross the protest line, though.

To see how reliable I am, check out:

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I have lots of stuff on Honduras, La Ceiba, and cultural differences.