Thursday, July 02, 2009

Drug Planes from Venezuela connected to Zelaya and Chavez

Since September 2008 the DEA was asked to investigate planes that were landing in Honduran territory that seemed to be coming from Venezuela as they all had Venezuelan registrations or logos.  Most of the planes were burned after shipments of drugs were removed.

The attorney general had asked for assistence on this matter since that time.  More than 20 drug trafficking planes have landed in Honduran territory that is known.  One of those planes landed very close to land that my husband and I own in Olancho and it was burned before the police or anyone knew about it.  

Is Zelaya tied to it? Well it seems strange that it wasn´t happening on this level before he became president and that he is a close ally with Chavez and now suddenly all of these planes are Venezuelan...is it a coincidence? I don´t think so.  He had massive amounts of cash found in his office which is also illegal according to Honduran law.  He had over 60 million lempiras in his personal office and he had dollars in a large amount and in large denominations that showed traces of drugs.

Curfew, Reporters, Protestors update


While it is true that for 72 hours the government has instituted a temporary curfew that includes limiting association rights there is good reason for it because we are in a state of emergency.  

What is not correct is that reporters have been threatened by government.  Reporters have been attacked by pro Zelaya protestors however.  Curfews are used in the US against teenagers all of the time so there is really no difference here except this is temporary until things come under control.  

13 protestors were arrested for breaking out the windows of Pro America and vandalizing other buildings downtown in San Pedro Sula.  Interestingly enough two of them were under age teenagers.  What is even more clear is that most of them were gang members.

Peaceful protestors have come out all over the country and appeared in the US as well.  Tomorrow there will be a protest in New Orleans in support of the new government and against US intervention.