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Honduras: The vacation of Lobo and his lambs in South Africa


Source : http://hondurasculturepolitics.blogspot.com

I was conducting research near San Pedro Sula the last time Honduras went to the mundial, and remember vividly the way that it united people and completely absorbed their attention. While understanding that this event has a special status for those in Honduras, I have been noticing how little attention the world press has been able to pay to actual political developments in Honduras, in contrast with the wall-to-wall coverage of its world cup participation.

From Oscar Estrada, Honduran filmaker and contributor to "May I Speak Freely?", comes a thoughtful commentary on the spectacle of Honduras' participation in the World Cup and how odd it is to want to cheer for the national team while experiencing the effects of the ongoing aftermath of the coup.

Estrada reminds us that there is serious governmental work that is not being done in Honduras, masked by the press attention to the world cup. He points to the looming deadline for labor organizations to decide what to do about an impasses over setting a new minimum wage-- a process where the president is supposed to step in and settle things (which Manuel Zelaya did in 2008, in one of the steps that earned him the anger of certain businessmen). As we have previously noted, Porfirio Lobo Sosa has declined to settle the issue.

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The title of your post should

admin 13 weeks 1 day 20 hours 56 min ago

The title of your post should have been "vacation of the Wolf and his lambs", but I'm not sure that everyone knows that Lobo is the Spanish word for Wolf.

I've found this excellent article in Spanish "La era del Lobo" (The era of the Wolf).

A chilling crime wave against humanity under the new regime
More than 700 human rights violations, including twelve murders according to the result of a study conducted from January 30 to May 28, 2010 by COFADEH. Already more than 9000 recorded violations and 544 "incidents" against human rights defenders since the coup.