Sunday, September 20, 2009

Buy Honduran Products to Support Honduran Economy in Defiance of Communists

It seems one of my online acquaintances has come up with a very good idea to counter the effects of the economic sanctions against Honduras because they dared to remove a corrupt dictator.

So here we are asking not just people inside Honduras to buy Honduran products, but other people in the world also to put on their list to check and buy things made in Honduras.

I have decided to compile a list of products and will be checking with Fed Ex as well as DHL and Gigante Express to find out what they charge and what can be shipped from Honduras to the US.  I will be setting up an individual site for these purchases to be made through Pay pal for cost only.  I will not make a profit off of them, not one penny so what you will pay is what it would cost you in Honduras plus the shipping charge which I will try to negotiate to see what rate they will give me. For now I will get the list.

Coffee

Cafe Oro
Cafe Maya
(these are the two brands we use but I will make notes the next time I go to the store for the others to add here or someone else can gladly help me in comments and things will be added to the list.)

Fruits
Dole
Chiquita
(make sure it says produced in Honduras)
They ship things like bananas, pinneapples, oranges, cantelopes, and watermelons.  I will check to see if we export avocados but I do not think we do at this point.  That I am sure can be worked up in the future. You can also go to your local produce farmer's market as well and see if they get their stuff from Honduras and purchase there as well as of course supporting your local farmers with their produce.

Beer and Liquor products
Barhena(sort of like Corona but it is Honduran beer)
Salva Vida (bleck..but then I do not like beer)

Catrachito (a clear alcohol that is similar to Vodka in that it is not really very strong in juice, but it is very cheap...here about 35 lempiras a bottle)

Ron Plata (rum either in gold or white colors)

Honduran condiments
Maggi(make sure it says made in Honduras) this is a boullion product that comes in a variety of flavors such as chicken, beef, onion and garlic, shrimp, etc.

Campo Fresco, tomato sauce, tomato paste, etc

Local cheese products.  Up to 5 lbs can be shipped without declaring it as customs taxed.

I will be contacting ANDI and the Central Bank to see what is needed further than this for me to export to the US and other countries as non profit for the crisis that is in front of the country.  I live in the neighborhood directly across from the Camara de Comercio so I am sure they will be glad to help me in this adventure.

Give me time to go to the store, things will be added.  Not in the too far distant future we will have our own cheese and creme products that will be available locally and internationally if we can...I will let everyone know.  We have cows that are still young and not yet producing milk, but some are meat cows and some are milk cows...so give us about six months so that they can start production and I will let everyone know what the prices will be.  Locally most cheese runs between 30-55 lempiras a pound and creme about the same price.  My husband travels about every three months so if you are in the local Atlanta area it will be easy for him to simply get it to you personally otherwise we will have to ship which will require the appropriate sanitation permits, etc.

Department of State Invades Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles

The Dept of State apparently ordered the invasion of a consulate of another nation.  According to international law that is the equivelent of the US carrying out an invasion of another country since each consul is concidered that independent nations soil.  I could compare it to the Los Angeles Police coming to San Pedro Sula and invading someone's private home to carry out a police raid.  Outrageous.

Hillary Clinton has carried out an illegal act and needs to pay the piper.  She perhaps realizes this now on hindsight because she is quickly denying it happened ala ACORN style.  I guess when you screw up big time you deny just like the Nixon white house did so many years ago.  The Congress and the US public needs to call for an investigation into these acts and if Hillary Clinton directly ordered the invasion and if she did she should immediately resign and face charges for the illegal activiites that is beyond her control.  She is in control of issuing visas not in ordering the invasion of independent nations.  The only body that can order an invasion is CONGRESS and the last time I checked Hillary Clinton left her Senate position from NY to go to be the Secretary of State. 

Hillary Clinton can disagree with what has occurred in Honduras but I am a little put off by a person who acted like they were allergic to Honduras in May coming in and trying to make decisions about how we run things here.  Yes, when she was here in May with the OAS before the removal of Zelaya she traveled straight from her hotel to the meetings and never bothered to get a look around the place.  Zelaya openly made nasty statements about the US in her direction.  She quickly forgets he was making those statements to her and it doesn't matter how leftist she is she cannot erase the fact that she is an American and that is what he hates about her.  I guess she thinks she can make enemies out of friends and friends of enemies, but she is sadly mistaken.  What will occur is that now everyone will truly hate the US including a good lot of Americans that live on the exterior of the United States.  Obama and Hillary have been very busy at trying to please Chavez and Iran by making an enemy of Hondurans. Honduras has been a friend and ally of the US for more than a hundred years.  My question is how deep is Hillary's hand in the payoffs of Zelaya and why hasn't an investigation been ordered yet?