Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Voice Of The Average Honduran

The 7.5 million citizens of Honduras are peacefully making their voices known, but very few media outlets are reporting the desire of the people to the extent it deserves. Mike and I have personally talked to over 150 random Hondurans and asked what they thought about the government situation and we have not found a single person that is not happy with the government change.

This past week there have been several "peace rallies" in favor of the current government and opposed to ex-President Zelaya. If this was a "military coup" would this many people support it?

25,000 people in Choluteca on July 1st

5,000 people in Tegucigalpa on July 1st

10,000 people in San Pedro Sula on July 2nd

3,000 people in La Ceiba on July 1st


La Gringa said...

Nice article. But it doesn't matter what the people want. It is going to be decided by other countries. I just watched the OAS meeting, it isn't finalized yet but it doesn't look good. I guess we can thank CNN for the misinformation spread throughout the world.

La Gringa said...

That first photo is Choluteca. They are estimating that there were 70,000 in Tegus. It was a tremendous turnout! You can copy and paste a photo from my blog if you like. ;-)

Becky Aguirre said...

I've been thinking about you all there this last week or so...que cosa! So glad it's been relatively peaceful for you and will continue to pray for peaceful resolution...