Swede prominent in Honduras

After a few days in Honduras, mostly around Lago de Yojoa and Siguatepeque, what I have encountered is mostly calm, tranquility, and extensive road works. As regards the so-called “resistencia”, the only signs of it has been graffiti – and then mostly in the major cities of San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.

A noteworthy absence of graffiti can be noted along the main highway. I counted about a dozen election signs for Micheletti from last years primary, and not a single one was covered with graffiti of any kind. If the “resistencia” really had had a presence outside of the major cities one would have expected the name of Micheletti being covered by the word “golpista” (coupster). My conclusion is that the “resistencia” is not widespread. As a further indication, a restaurant waitress in Siguatepeque who I interviewed said that there had been no acts committed in that town by the “resistencia”.

From people I have talked to I have heard that the Swedish reporter Dick Emanuelsson, who lives in Tegucigalpa, is somewhat of a leading ideologist for the “resistencia”. Hondurans have noted that time and time again he writes about the position of the “resistencia” a couple of hours before, not after, the alleged leaders of the “resistencia” utters it. It confirms an impression I have had, and it may explain how their discourse can resonate so well with the leftists in Sweden and elsewhere. It is simply designed following the same mould, by a Swede who is writing for the formerly Communist newspaper of Flamman.

PS. Here is an example of Dick Emanuelsson telling the resistencia what to do.

3 thoughts on “Swede prominent in Honduras”

  1. As you have well expressed. the resistencia is found mainly in Tegus and San Pedro Sula, and amounts to at most 20% of the Hondurans of voting age. And, it cannot survive if it were not for help, ideological and economical, from outside. If we Hondurans learn to speaking out, and stand our ground, the sun will keep shining for us. Thank you for transmitting our truth.

  2. Dick Emanuelsson’s blog “Latinoamérica de hoy” begins today with “Tre arbetare sköts ihjäl i Bangla Desh” (13 Nov), “Fängslade LO-ledare i Zimbabwe frigivna” (13 Nov), “Espionaje contra exiliados confirma matutino más grande de Suecia … El ejemplo de la embajada colombiana en Estocolmo” (12 Nov), “Trettien fackföreningsaktiva mördade i Colombia under 2009″ (9 Nov), “Ordföranden för Zimbabwes LO arresterad” (9 Nov), och “Fackets krav på Klimatkonferensen i Köpenhamn” (9 Nov).

    Then at last we read: “HONDURAS: ¿Será que la Unificación Democrática (UD) participará en las elecciones?” (9 nov). Should we vote in the presidential election on 29 November? It seems we’d rather not: “[E]stamos ante un hecho de que los pueblos corren el riesgo de regresar a los ‘viejos tiempos’… otra vez.”
    Yes, in fact Sr. Zelaya has confirmed this: He “won’t support the upcoming presidential election and will ask his supporters to do the same, [he] said in a letter to President Obama dated Saturday.” (CNN 16 Nov)

    There is not much to say about Honduras today, it seems. “De modlösa”, ‘Rather hopeless’, is a novel that reflects the chavista mood today, even though it’s about neigbouring Nicaragua…

    You non-chavistas might prefer to read this :
    Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2009, 10:44 P.M. ET
    “The Cardinal and the Constitution”
    “Cardinal Rodriguez says Manuel Zelaya was removed from power constitutionally.”

  3. Good observation. I hope you’re right.

    The thing that troubles me is that Xiomara Castro, candidate for President in Zelaya’s Libre party got about 30% of primary votes, way more than any other candidates…some out there are surely supporting XXI’st Century Socialism.

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