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Guilmer Tun, a bird guide from Mexico, leads a group of watchers around the environs surrounding Lake Yojoa in search of native (and perhaps elusive) bird species of Honduras as part of the first Mesoamerican Bird Festival.

First bird festival lures the faithful to Lake Yojoa

Cindy Burgess
Honduras This Week
creeper," exclaimed William Davis,
as he trained his binoculars on
the upper branches of a pine tree
draped with moss. "That's the first
one I've seen."
Six other pairs of binoculars

immediately swung in his direction,
the people holding them scrambling
to catch a glimpse of the small bird.
"Did you get the becard? The
brown-headed becard?" asked the
group's guide, Guilmer Tun, a few
minutes later.
An elderly woman shook her
head in disappointment.
Becards, creepers, turquoise-
browed motmots, crimson-colored

tanagers, pygmy owls these
were just a few of the species
sighted during the first annual
Mesoamerican Birding Festival at
Lake Yojoa from February 23-26.
The area surrounding Lake
Yojoa is home to more than 400
species of birds and a wide variety
of habitats, making it a prime loca-
tion for bird watching.
At 89 square kilometers, Lake

Yojoa is the largest natural lake in
Honduras. It's located about 80 kilo-
meters south of San Pedro Sula and
is sandwiched between two moun-
tainous national parks Cerro Azul
Meamber to the east and Santa
Barbara to the west.
The ecosystems here range from
vast wetlands to mid-elevation
tropical forest to cloud forest all
home to an astonishing variety of

"The motmots are unbelievable,
and to see four species of orioles
in one day?" Davis shook his head
and smiled. "It's phenomenal. It's as
least as good as I had hoped."
Davis and his wife Mary trav-
eled from Atlanta, Georgia to be
a part of this inaugural birding
BIRD FESTIVAL cont on page 5

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Apocalypse Now

The movie was directed by Francis
Ford Coppola (genius filmmaker
of the independent San Francisco
group) in 1979. The script is based
on the Heart of Darkness, the novel
by Joseph Conrad set in Africa at the
end of 19th century, although trans-
posed to the time of the U.S. inva-
sion of Vietnam. It won two Oscars,
for best cinematography and sound,
and garnered six other nominations,
for best picture, director, supporting
actor (Robert Duvall), script adapta-
tion, art direction, and film editing.
It also won the Palme d'Or at the
Cannes Film Festival that year, the
festival's highest award.
The sound engineering was
extraordinary, and in conjunction
with the superb editing, the viewer
is lost in a vision of the horror of war
and the aesthetically surreal.
'Apocalypto,' directed by Mel
Gibson in 2006, is based in Mayan
pre-Hispanic America. The Mayan
civilization was one amazed and
obsessed by time, and they studied
the passing of time with great devo-
tion and accuracy. They considered
it cyclical rather than linear. In the
'Dresden Codex,' an ancient Mayan
book from the 11th or 12th century,
some scholars have interpreted texts
prophesying the end of time. The
Mayans identified December 21, 2012,
as the end of a galactic cycle, or the
beginning of a new one.

The word 'apocalypse' can also
be translated as 'revelation,' which
is also the name of the last book of
the bible. It narrates the last days
of the current system of things, and
proclaims an imminent change in the
human existence. It is symbolic and
was written much in keeping with the
book of the profit Daniel of the Old
Many are obsessed with trying
to decipher the prophecies of
Nostradamus, or studying occult
codes in sacred books they are
fixated on seeing into the future.
Personally, we find much wisdom
in the words, "That which has been
is what will be; that which is done
is what will be done. And there is
nothing new under the sun; is there
anything of which it may be said, 'See,
this is new?' It has already been in
ancient times before us." Ecclesiastes
The Mayans predicted the dehu-
manization and the degradation of
man. The word apocalypse is synon-
ymous with revelation, knowledge
and enlightenment that says to the
wise that a change comes and when
it does, perhaps not everyone will be
If we live our lives with humanity
and wisdom and virtues of eternal
beauty, no catastrophic change will
eliminate the cosmos.




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(The following is in response
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Feb. 21 edition of HTW):

Dear Cathy Moses,

As a health care professional, I
would love to answer all your ques-
tions about the North American
medical missions that come to
Honduras but I probably can't, or
at least Ill try. Remember that
Honduras is a third world country
and technology is many ways is

lacking for a sum of different chal-
lenging medical cases which are not
met. The Medical missions offer a
great deal of opportunities to these
cases, many because of equipment
or material which are brought with
them and used for these patients.
I agree that follow up for any kind
of medical treatment is essential
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wounds, taking blood pressure,
checking blood sugar, etc. The US
medical teams come once a year, so
I really don't know if any of them
establish a patient- physician rela-
tionship during the other 365 days
when they are not around. Or if the
local doctors, inform them during
the year or on their next visit on
the outcomes of the cases. Sorry
couldn't answer that one. The
bottom line is that the results of
any and all foreign medical mission
are always a success and I am 120%
positive that they have a second
home here in Honduras. But don't
forget that the biggest team is
made up of nationals and foreigners
working together as generous and
willing enough human beings who
really love their profession and care
for these needy people.


Robert Gernat,
Medical Center


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An Ides of March Election Looms in El Salvador

James W. Bodden
Honduras This Week

The Ides of March have histori-
cally represented a day of portent,
of disseminating augurs, of
unfolding political plots; the date's
fate as a dangerous setting for
risk and threat was sedimented in
ancient Rome by the sequence of
events that lead up to the assassi-
nation of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.
On March 15, El Salvador will
hold one of its most significant pres-
idential elections since the end of
civil war in 1992. Polls, the modern
political prophecies, bode well for
El Salvador's leftist opposition
party, the FMLN front (Faribundo
Marti National Liberation Front),
who for the first time in the Central
American country's democratic
history has a strong opportunity
to unseat the conservative national
governing party, ARENA (National
Republican Alliance). The possi-
bility of an FMLN victory has set
off a wave of concern amongst the
international community, untrusting
of the untested, leftist opposition.
As the Ides of March approach, the
future of El Salvador's traditional
alliances and the shifting political
leanings of the region as a whole
hang in the balance of this central
Latin American election.
The candidates from the two
major political blocs have been

Mauricio Funes, center, is El Salvador's left-leaning FMLN party's candidate for president in that country's upcoming national elections.

drawn into a tightening race,
which has toughened the rhet-
oric and attacks on both sides of
the campaign. The leftist FMLN,
a former guerilla organization,
has nominated as its presiden-
tial candidate, Mauricio Funes, a
former journalist, espousing a
center-left political philosophy
and a message of change. His vice-
presidential running mate is former
guerilla commander and current
congressman, Salvador Sanchez
Ceren. The governing ARENA

party candidate is Rodrigo Avila,
former head of the National Civil
Police, who has attempted to
distance himself from the ruling
government, emphasizing social
policies and deemphasizing his
security experience. Arena's vice-
presidential running mate is Arturo
Zablah, a businessman who has
been critical of the government's
economic policies.
On January 18, El Salvador held
municipal and legislative elections
that resulted in major gains for

the FMLN. A recent j
on the Salvadorian e
the North American Cc
Latin America, the new
'Upside Down World' an
the Committee in Solid
the People of El Salva
"The 2009 El Salvador
Between Crisis and
analyzes the results of t
poll, concluding, "The
the January 18 elections
for the FMLN ahead of
presidential election. Af

day of voting, the FMLN declared
itself the 'leading political force' in
the country..."
The major issue on Salvadorian
voters' minds is the economy.
According to the "Between Crisis
and Change" report, "The economy
has become the primary issue in
the 2009 presidential elections, as
a majority of families suffer due
to high costs of food and basic
services combined with soaring
unemployment rates. According to
polls, over 35% of Salvadorans said
the economy is the main problem
confronting the country..."
Mauricio Funes has been able
to galvanize the electorate with a
commanding message for change;
his call has resonated throughout
the country and has attracted
voters not usually comfortable
voting for the FMLN, formerly a
www.google.com violent insurgent outfit. The ruling
ARENA party has had control
point report over the presidency since before
election by the end of the civil war; its long-
ongress on standing stewardship of the state
s magazine has become its most vulnerable
d the NGO weakness. Years of accumulated
[arity with resentment and dissatisfaction
dor, titled with government in general may
Elections ultimately drive the electorate to
Change" force the sitting government out.
he January The "Between Crisis and Change"
results of joint report evidences the success
bode well of the 'change campaign,' "The elec-

the March
ter a tense

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The Honduran Council of
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urged the government to receive
the recommendations of the
International Monetary Fund
(IMF) "with seriousness", and sign
an agreement with the organisa-
tion to help buffer the impact of
the world financial crisis. Amilcar
Bulnes, president of Cohep, is of
the opinion that such a move would
be "healthy" for the Honduran
Contrary to President Zelaya's
position on the issue, Bulnes
believes that signing the IMF
agreement would be a positive step
for the economic cabinet, and would
demonstrate a wish to "put finances
in order, attend to programs of
development, combat poverty, and
generate employment".
He also endorsed the creation
of an announced anti-crisis plan.
"We think it is an initiative that
we have to support. The govern-


ment on their own cannot take the
country forward, no government
in the world can do it on their own,
it needs the co-operation of all
Ex-minister Luis Cosenza reit-
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an IMF agreement may be the only
available resource to Honduras,
and "without it, the government
will not have investment, unem-
ployment will continue, poverty
will increase, and infrastructure
will remain unimproved."
Bulnes remarked that now is
the time to open a dialogue, display
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backwards rather than forwards
if the government don't take the
initiative on this issue. Costa Rica,
Guatemala, and El Salvador have
already signed agreements with
the IMF.
The COHEP president added,
"It is never too late, we must
commence now. The vulnerable
situation of Honduras is a given
- there was a raise in the minimum
wage out of context and we are
feeling that. The same authorities
that executed it recognize this,
conceding that out of 1,000 busi-
nesses, 300 don't pay it."
Cosenza commented that the
government is trying to sweep
things under the carpet, "and make
it appear to the public that there
are no problems. We are going to
have problems more serious than
we already have... We are sending
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BIRD FESTIVAL: Watchers flock to Lake Yojoa to catch a glimpse
con't from page 1

festival. Upwards of 60 other
people attended, including bird
guides from Puerto Rico, Mexico
and Nicaragua.
The festival was organized by
the Mesoamerican Tourism Alliance
as a way to elevate interest in
bird watching in Mesoamerica,
which includes southern Mexico,
Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El
Salvador and Nicaragua.
The event is also aimed at
increasing sustainable tourism and
creating employment.

"One of the biggest problems
we have is good guides partic-
ularly bilingual guides," said

Mark Willuhn, the director of the
Mesoamerican Tourism Alliance.
"For birding that's even more
important because it's specialized."
To help tackle this problem, the
festival was preceded by a five-day
intensive training course for bird
guides. Participants spent time
in the classroom and in the field,
learning how to identify different
species by sight and sound, and by
their English names.
Among the guides was Guilmer
Tun, who came down from Merida,
Mexico. He's been leading bird
watching tours in the Yucatan
peninsula for the past four years.
Tun said Lake Yojoa has a

distinct advantage because its
rich bird habitats are very close
to infrastructure such as highways
and hotels.
"Sometimes we have to travel
four hours to different spots to find
certain species," he said.
Planning is now underway for
the next Mesoamerican Birding
Festival, which will be held in 2011.
Three countries are vying to host
the event Guatemala, Belize and
Nicaragua. The winner will be
announced at the end of March.
If the example Honduras has set
is any indication, the next host will
have a lot to live up to.
"We're ecstatic, frankly," said
Willuhn, when asked how the inau-
gural festival went. "I'm very, very
happy with it."

Cindy Burgess-Honduras ThisWeek
A hummingbird known as the green-breasted mango is seen here through the lens of a telescope.

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tion has increasingly come down to
which ticket represents the best
opportunity for "change." This
has put ARENA, as the incum-
bent party, on the defensive. The
FMLN's campaign slogan "Hope
is born; change is coming" seeks
to highlight ARENA's failed poli-
cies and the need for a new political
One of the most interesting
political dramas of the presiden-
tial campaign has been the inclu-
sion of the socialist dogmatist and
Venezuelan head of state, Hugo
Chavez Frias, into the national
debate. Conservative leaning orga-
nizations, both national and inter-
national, have launched attack
campaigns linking Mr. Chavez with
the FMLN's candidate Mauricio
Funes. The report and the think
tank 'Council on Hemispheric
Affairs' have made public state-
ments calling the allegations both
unfounded and dirty campaigning.
But analysts admit the campaign
might be working, as ARENA
has narrowed Funes' double digit
lead into a close contest. The
Conservative campaign has focused
on the possible influence Hugo
Chavez will hold over an FMLN
government. The report states,
"The campaign against the FMLN
orchestrated by right wing orga-
nizations notoriously led by the El
Salvador branch of Fuerza Solidaria
(United Force)... [have partici-
pated in the campaign through]...
its activities [which] include using
print and television ads to defame
the FMLN presidential formula...
to link the FMLN to Hugo Chavez
in Venezuela and claiming an FLN
victory would make El Salvador
and enemy of the United States."
The Chavez connection is
not devoid of some credit. The
Venezuelan revolutionary has
openly supported and privately
financed leftist political movements
across Latin America in an attempt
to increase his country's regional
influence. Mr. Chavez has direct
ties with key FMLN public officials
and the open sympathies of many
party activists. The Venezuelan
PetroCaribe program, which
offers preferential oil prices to its
members, is currently pumping
oil into FMLN controlled munic-
ipalities. In February 2008, U.S.
Director of National Intelligence,
Michael McConnell, addressed
his nation's senate to inform that
a plan existed for, "Chavez to
provide generous campaign funding
to the Farabundo Marti National
Liberation Front (FMLN) in El
Salvador in its bid to secure the
presidency in the 2009 election."
And then there is the urban
legend that circulates around
diplomatic circles. It is whispered
in confidence, usually treated as
gossip, and then followed by a
chuckle. Supposedly, at the inaugu-

ration ceremony of the left-leaning
Guatemalan President Alvaro
Colom, Mr. Chavez decided on doing
some one-on-one diplomacy at the
event. He wrote a note intended for
El Salvador's President, the conser-
vative, Antonio Saca. The note was
passed on to the Salvadoran head
of state; it was more of a warning:
'I have you surrounded.'
The geopolitical implications of
an FMLN victory could sediment
the Latin American leftist, populist
trend, potentially altering the coun-
ty's traditional diplomatic alliances
and strengthen the influence of
ideological, regional political blocs.
The Chavez dominated ALBA
bloc, a leftist commonwealth of
mostly poor Latin American coun-
tries fueled by cheap Venezuelan
oil, is poised to become the central
diplomatic, economic and political
axis for Central America and the
Caribbean. Nicaragua, Honduras,
Cuba and the Dominican Republic
are full members of the organiza-
tion, El Salvador, Guatemala and
Haiti benefit from membership
in Petro Caribe. If El Salvador
would join the Venezuelan alliance,
ALBA's regional supremacy would
be unquestionable.
Mr. Funes has so far rejected
the notion of joining the ALBA alli-
ance, according to the "Between
Crisis and Change" report,
"Although Funes has rejected
the possibility of joining ALBA
and has signaled his intention
for El Salvador to remain a part
of CAFTA, the Salvadoran social
movement and the FMLN will
certainly pressure him to recon-
sider these stances. But if he wins
the elections, it's possible that he
will warm to Chavez and others..."
If Mr. Funes is elected to the
presidency there are serious
concerns that his moderate
campaign message will be at odds
with the way he will be able to
govern, surrounded by the more
leftist leadership of his political
party. His ascendancy as head of
state will not be a lonely one; he
will be accompanied by all sectors
of this power-deprived political
party, including the far left.
The report concludes that this
election could signify a significant
geopolitical alteration in Central
America and its international rela-
tions, "Long a country plagued by
foreign intervention, mainly by the
United States, El Salvador faces a
formidable host of countries trying
to spread their influence in Latin
America, particularly, Brazil and
Venezuela, but also China, Russia
and other emerging powers. This
would be the first time the firmly
right-wing ARENA is forced to
transfer power since its one party
rule began in 1989, when the civil
war was still raging. An FMLN win
would be a seismic political shift for
El Salvador, and Latin America."

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My part, your part, our world

(Or how to reduce your footprint part I)

lan Drysdale
The Islander

"But, everything is going to hell
in a bucket...so what's the point?"
Reefs are dying, global warming, cli-
mate change, depleting ozone layer,
air pollution, noise pollution, TV pol-
lution. The list is long, long, long, and
getting longer. But let's not despair:
here's what we can do as individuals
can have a HUGE effect on our sur-

1. Replace all incandescent light
bulbs for fluorescents. Fluorescents
use a tenth of the power an incandes-
cent bulb uses. Or, go the extra mile,
and buy LED lights. Light Emitting
Diodes are amazing energy efficient
light bulbs that use a tenth of what
fluorescents use. So go for it.Yes, they
are a bit more expensive, but think of
the savings on your energy bill. Trust
me; if you change all your incandes-
cent bulbs for either of the above, you
will see a difference. If not, have your
power company check your connec-
tion, you never know when your next

L" t

door neighbor has plugged his 40 foot
freezer to that outlet that neither of
you knew even existed.
2. Turn the water off: while you
brush your teeth, while you shave,
while you gargle, while you sham-
poo, while you rinse, while you soap
up. Just these few, done every day
will greatly reduce your consumption.
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ten in Honduras(!):
Brushing teeth with open faucet:
10 gallons.
Brushing teeth with closed faucet:
0.5 gallons.
Shaving with open faucet: 15
Shaving with closed faucet: 1
Now you do the math of how much
water you will be saving per day, per
week, per month, per year.
3. Turn it off! The fan, the light, the
AC unit, theTV, the Christmas tree! Just
by turning off lights and other electri-
cal units you are not (really) using will
make a big difference in your electric
bill. SO, if for example your children do
not like to sleep in complete darkness,
you use a nightlight... but get them an

energy efficient night light. They use
LEDs and not incandescent bulbs, so,
one, you reduce the risk of fire, two,
you reduce the risk of your children
burning their fingers by touching a
hot bulb, and, three, you save money.
It makes perfect sense in a perfect
4. Buy large.Yes, buythe large packs
of the things you use the most, like toi-
let paper, toothpaste, breakfast cereal,
dishwashing soap, laundry detergent,

sugar, salt, hot sauce. By buying in
bulk, you reduce the creation of trash;
you reduce the amount of times you
need to go shopping, which means
you reduce your gasoline/diesel con-
sumption. Our landfills worldwide are
getting full; our trash is ending up in
rivers, lakes, and oceans (and parks,
and streets, and gutters, and....). So
every bit of trash you DONT produce
does not end up in the landfill.
5. Glass is class. Forget about plas-

tic, forget about disposable drinks,
and forget about plastic cups! We
used to look after those heavy, return-
able 2 liter carbonated drink contain-
ers... whatever happened to them?
They are still around, but it is now
much easier to get plastic, but plastic
is not good for Mother Earth, because
that same plastic bottle you drank
out of today will be around when
your great-grandchildren are meeting
their grandchild! And I don't mean
being reused, it will be floating around
the Caribbean ocean, it will be hid-
den behind a plant in Central Park,
not decomposing. Glass comes from
silica sand; glass can be sanitized and
reused innumerable times.
So, no more excuses, do your part,
I will do mine, and we will all chip in
and make this planet a livable one for
ourselves and our offspring.
Coming at you in our next edition:
what you can do in your office and in
your car.

lan is the owner/operator of Luna
Environmental Consultants in West
End, Roatan. He can be reached at

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Island Development

Gourmet food and high-speed internet:

.. Both add up to make Roatan better

Mark Havey
The Islander

A couple of establishments that
have opened over the last few years
have raised the bar here on the island
in terms of availability of items or just
improving on the quality of what is
available. Better internet communica-
tions has also facilitated island devel-
Not so many years ago, the avail-
ability of decent imported cheeses
and meats was extremely limited. Over
time, both Warrens and Eldon's began
to carry some cheeses and meats that
were either from the U.S. or Europe,
but over all the pickings were fairly
slim in terms of variety and assort-
ment.Then, in May of 2006 two places
opened their doors and it changed
the food situation completely here on
the island.
One of the places is Mangiamo
Deli in the West Bay Mall. Danielle
Gentilcore, who owned and ran
Twisted Toucan for many years and
enjoyed quite a success there, decided
she was going to have a deli style res-
taurant and grocery store. She bought
2 units at the mall and opened up
to great fanfare. Her menu was an
immediate hit among the resident ex-
pats. She imported excellent cheeses,
meats, oysters, scallops, salmon, and
food items from all over the world
and became the premiere retail outlet

for these types of foods on the island.
She even divided her shelving of items
according to the different countries
from where the food originated. Her
selection of Asian food goods was
among the best on the island and
such items as pickled ginger, seaweed
wraps, wasabi, and Vietnamese hot
sauce just to mention a few, were
plentiful. Soon there was always a line
at lunch time getting sandwiches from
their multi-item menu.
Around this same time, Alba foods
opened their doors and not only
opened a deli at Gibson Bight right

off the main road, where they sold a
variety of imported meats, cheeses
and other food items, but also began
supplying restaurants and resorts
with imported food items, such as
steaks, seafood, etc. The impact was
felt immediately with signs all overthe
island of different restaurants featur-
ing imported meats or seafood. Alba
Foods, along with Sherry and Butch's
Bulk Gourmet and Doug Thorkelsons'
House of Meats became the main sup-
pliers of good meats and imported
products here on the island. These,
in my opinion, are the major players

in this niche market here on Roatan
The impact and success of these
establishments are evidenced today
by the fact that all of these places
are still in business and successful.
The Mangiamo Deli recently changed
hands and was purchased by Frank
Wilders and Samir Chirinos, who plan
to take things at Mangiamo to the
next level. It will be interesting and
exciting to watch that take place over
Now you may ask yourself what
does this have to do with Island devel-

opment? The reality of the matter is
that it has very much to do with it.
Without services such as these in place
to support the expansion of island
development in general, it would be a
much different place today.
The same can be said for internet
communications here on the island.
In the beginning of 2002 there was
no high speed internet to speak of.
Today that is not the case. Much
credit can and should be given to
Mitch Cummins, owner of Paradise
Computers, who tirelessly worked
with the ISP's to provide a high speed
environment. He was not the first to
attempt to do this, but through perse-
verance, he is the one who ultimately
This dramatically impacted the real
estate market and development in
general here. Potential investors could
now stay "in touch" online. Prior to
that, connectivity with the internet
was via modem and trust me, that was
no fun at all and was viewed as sim-
ply unacceptable by many potential
investors in their assessment of the
infrastructure of Roatan.
So as you can see, Island devel-
opment is subject to and impacted
by the contributions of a variety of
people and businesses.

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As is the case with'smaller movies;
I saw two this past week that are now
both available on DVD and are being
shown in Honduran cinemas. They
are vastly different in both subject
matter and ultimately one is far more
satisfying than the other.
The less satisfying of the two,
but not a huge disappointment, is
Will Smith's latest foray into his seri-
ous side: "Seven Pounds." Except for
when he bravely (and successfully)
portrayed Muhammad Ali in 2001,
Smith has two genres in which he
dabbles: blockbuster 'event' movies
(see'Hancock' and 'I Robot'to name
two of many) and quieter 'message'
movies like'The Pursuit of Happyness'
from 2006.
'Seven Pounds'falls into the'quiet'
category, though I might put it in the
'slow'category. Smith plays Ben who
has chosen seven people who each,
in their very different way, need help.
Why Ben decides to help them would
be a plot spoiler, but he his reasons
are fully revealed by the end of the
movie. Getting to that point is the
slow part in that trying to figure out
exactly why he is driven to help them
tried my nerves. That said, it is an
ambitious and often pleasing tale of
sacrifice and redemption.
Smith plays the Everyman here
with brooding understatement, much
more so than some of his bombastic
(but box office gold) turns in his event
movies. Rosario Dawson plays one of
his objects of benevolence and his
romantic interest; the two have an

easy-going chemistry between them.
Less can be said about his relation-
ship with Ezra (Woody Harrelson), a
blind man who also makes the list
of seven.
Though the movie breaks no new
ground, it is engaging and pointedly
emotional...I just wish it had moved
a little more quickly.
'Vicky Christina Barcelona' is the
better of the two films for my money,
but I am aWoody Allen fan and his lat-
est doesn't disappoint. The premise
seems a little thin at the beginning:
two young Americans spend a sum-
mer in Spain and set upon a romantic,
entwined adventure.
They meet a flamboyant art-
ist (Javier Bardem) and his beautiful
but loony ex-wife (Penelope Cruz).
Vicky (Rebecca Hall) is straight-laced,
a little uptight and about to be mar-
ried. Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) is a
sexually adventurous free spirit. When
they all become amorously entan-
gled, the results are both hilarious
and harrowing.
Cruz deserved her Oscar for Best
Supporting Actress: her portrayal of
crazy Maria Elena could have been
over-the-top with histrionics and, well,
craziness. But Cruz's gentle touch and
nuance humanize an otherwise eas-
ily-caricatured role.
With a glorious Barcelona as its
backdrop, 'Vicky Christina Barcelona'
allows the poet of Manhattan, Woody
Allen, to show off his well-spoken,
low-level neurotics in a slower-paced,
European setting. The script is pitch-
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Saturday, March 7, 2009 | THE ISLANDER I|I

Island TourismWhy not get the whole family
Island Tourism snorkeling?

Todd Ellertson
The Islander

If you're planning on coming to
Roatan for a family getaway and
you've never snorkeled...now is the
time to give this relatively easy and
inexpensive water sport some consid-
eration. I've snorkeled in the Florida
Keys, St. John, USVI and Roatan and
I can assure you Roatan is superior
in that its underwater world is part of
the Mesoamerican Reef, the world's
second largest.
Here is why snorkeling is a win/
win for'quality family time:'the neces-
sary equipment consists of a mask, a
snorkel and swim fins (which can be
rented for almost nothing at a number
of rental stands on West Bay beach),
learning is easy if you've got a group
of fairly proficient swimmers, it's good
exercise and the experience will pro-
vide colorful, exciting memories for
For first-time snorkelers, get your
'feet wet' by practicing in shallow
water first. It takes some acclima-
tion to get used to the mask and the
snorkel. Spending ample time in shal-
low water will create confidence when
venturing into deeper water. I would
suggest also that no one snorkel
alone...one or more'snorkel buddies'is
simply a good, safe practice. Clearing
the snorkel and mask of water (some
masks will leak from corrosion from

ing it easier and more affordable to
use waterproof, underwater cameras.
I thinkthere are even disposable ones
available...did I really see that? Good
snorkeling photos are impressive
when showing Grandma (and some
jealous friends) images of your recent
Z trip to Roatan.
An important thing to keep in
mind is the delicate ecosystem that
exists in and around coral reefs. The
good thing about snorkeling is that
it is mostly a just-below-the-surface
experience, that is, it keeps feet and
hands off the reef. One step on a
coral bed can do some damage...so
look and don't touch. There is enough
scientific evidence that proves how
valuable coral reefs are to underwater
plant and marine life as well as what it
provides the shore in terms of protec-
tion from pounding surf.
It's time to finally take the plunge
and get your duffs off the beach and
into the water. Discover a new world
beneath the waves...you'll be amazed
at the colorful schools of fish, tiny,
graceful seahorses, brilliantly colored
coral, sea anenomes and starfish.
sea salt) is easy, but learning how ers have mastered using the mask, under you while you get there...some- Don't think that you can't snorkel it's
to do it before advancing to deeper snorkel and swim fins on your feet in times little surprises happen before easy, cheap and something you'll talk
water is a good idea. And if your mask concert, it's time to find the reef! On you get to the reef. On my way to about long after your island tan has
does leak, be a good sport and tell the a sunny day, you will likely see other a reef in St. John, I spotted a huge faded! Take the plunge!
vendor that it leaks and exchange it snorkelers gathering like a school of sea turtle and a manta ray! Nothing
for another one. Good vendors will sharks above a particularly colorful topped that once I got to the reef! For more information on snorkel-
replace the mask. spot on the reef...swim to them! And Camera technology has improved ing, here's a great website: www.snor-
Once you and your fellow snorkel- of course, don't forget to watch what's exponentially in the last decade, mak- keling.info.com.

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r Week' Finally some much deserved recognition. We have been telling the world
how Roatan is the gem of Honduras, the Center of the Universe and the best
place to be, if you must be somewhere.
And now our own personalized section features columnists living in the
islands, writing about environmental issues, community activities, development
and tourism. They all have cameras with them and we will finally see ourselves
highlighted in each issue of the paper.
1 This will be unique in that all of the ads will be Roatan based advertisers
meaning, an almost one on one, face to face with the residents, allowing the busi-
nesses to really show and tell their services.
And now, a message from MarkTwain who said "If I only had one dollar left, I
would spend it on advertising." Or was that William Randolph Hearst? Anyway,
give it a try; we need to keep active until the trickle down from the States gets a
lot greener right now it is not all that pretty.
Have you noticed the world-wide TV search for mesothelioma victims or
their spouses or children or their grandchildren or friends of their children's chil-
dren? It seems if you have it, you are entitled to money forever. Even being near
someone who might have been near someone with it may in fact be entitled to
something good.
What is mesothelioma? The dictionary says, and I do not quote: "Latin-Meso,
meaning, a high standard of living for attorneys" It is the legal/medical way of
saying "asbestos poisoning...the lawyer's best friend."This situation is even more
lucrative for attorneys than tobacco claims, Social Security claim denials or the
old stand-by, whip-lash.
The other industry keeping TV stations in business during these rough times
is the AARP, the group that provides additional insurance coverage for Medicare
holders. Over and over on every channel they appear, telling us they approve all
Irs these plans that cost older people more money than they have.
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3 Health

True fitness starts with core strength training
Tvonne van Leest
Sport Physical Therapist w a

Every single day I try to
explain to my athletes why core
exercises are so important. I get
a swimmer who focuses on his
pectorals and his glutei, a soccer
player mostly on his quadriceps
and a tennis player on his biceps
and triceps. They all think that
in their specific sport those are
the most important muscles and
they'll think that that's where
their power comes from.
Then we get the patients who
have had a debilitating stroke, are
paraplegic, have Parkinson's or
multiple sclerosis. They all focus
on walking and they'll think that
the legs are the most important
to exercise even their therapists
most of the time are focusing on
the legs.
Well people, let me set this
straight they are all wrong.
We'll have to understand a little
bit more about where our power
comes from and where the move-
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way, we'll also have less injury.
It all comes from the trunk and
that's what core exercises are all
about: providing stability, strength
and coordination to the trunk. So,
"core" doesn't only refer to the
abdominals, which is a mistake
made by a lot of people. It is a
combination of all the abdominals,
back muscles, lateral trunk flexors,
serratus anterior, rhomboids; even
the abductors and adductors of the
hip play a role.
To perform better, whether
we are high performance athletes
or patients with mobility issues,
the above-mentioned diseases or
patients recuperating from surgery
or other injuries, it all comes back
to the right balance and good core
Let's first talk a bit about
balance. We all favor our right
or left hand, arm or leg. The first
thing we have to do is balance
between right and left. We cannot
have stronger muscles on one
side than on the other side, so it is
important to try to exercise, espe-
cially in the beginning, separately
with the left and right sides. That's
one of the reasons I highly recom-
mend using free weights: you have
to watch strength and coordination
to make the correct movement.
Then we have to balance
between front and back. We see a
lot of people focus on the muscle
groups in front and forget about
the back. So when you train your
pectoralis (pecs) in front, you'll
have to also train the rhomboids
and trapezius in the back to keep
the balance. To best treat and/or
prevent chronic injuries, strength
and flexibility are optimized when
attention is paid to both the muscle
groups in the front of the body and
the back.
When a soccer player deals with
a chronic injury in the pelvis and
upper legs, it's usually because
the hamstrings (in back) aren't in
proper balance with the strength of
the quadriceps (in front).
Balance is also essential
between the upper and lower body.
You've seen them at the gym:
Guys with awesome upper body
development and chicken legs on
the bottom. I've also seen body
builders with big upper and lower
body muscles, but they aren't able
to stand on one leg and balance for
a minute. Again, this can be recti-
fied by attention and time spent on
core exercise training.
Just remember this basic rule:
if you work something in front,


work something in the back. Also
remember to work the lower body.
The quadriceps, glutes and calves
all need time and attention in the
If that is all correct, then we
have to make sure that all muscles
have perfect coordination together.
We do that with balance and coor-
dination exercises, which can be
as simple as standing on one leg
and as difficult as balancing with
your elbows on an exercise ball and
lifting one leg at a time or one arm
and stay in a perfect, straight line.
Coming back to the force and
strength we need in our extremi-
ties, remember that every single
movement of the extremities
starts with movement in our trunk.
It's like initiating a golf swing: it
starts in the trunk and the arms
follow through. And to make it
all a bit more complicated, we'll
have to balance this with endur-
ance: muscle strength, coordination
and flexibility are not enough if we
don't combine it all with endurance.
For some it might sound compli-
cated, for some it might even sound
like a foreign language, but is based
on the following concept. When we
engage in sports, whether profes-
sional or recreational, or when we
need to recuperate after an injury,
or just want to be in better shape,
make sure to find somebody who
knows what this is all about.
Too many times I see people
doing all this effort month after
month, without having any idea
what they are doing and eventually
stopping because they don't see
the results they want or continue
with injury after injury. Of course,
it is always better to do some kind
of exercise than no exercise at all.
But it will give so much more satis-
faction if you see that you have
more energy, lose the weight you
want to lose, fit into your clothes,
and have fewer injuries. Elderly
people, especially those who have
had a fracture after a fall, should
do core exercises.
They can be done at all fitness
levels and at any age.
Proper attention to and instruc-
tion on how to perform quality core
exercises leads to better balance,
more strength and self-confidence.
All you need is a couple of weeks
of good instruction and you'll see
the results and you'll then be able
to continue on your own at home or
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Parlaments aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland statt.

Deutsche, die auserhalb der Bundesrepublik Deutschland leben und im
Bundesgebiet keine Wohnung mehr innehaben, k6nnen bei Vorliegen der
sonstigen wahlrechtlichen Voraussetzungen an derWahl teilnehmen.
Fur ihre Wahlteilnahme ist u. a. Voraussetzung, dass sie

1.1 seit mindestens drei Monaten in den Obrigen Mitgliedstaaten
der Europaischen Union eine Wohnung innehaben oder sich
mindestens seit dieser Zeit dort gewbhnlich aufhalten (auf die
Dreimonatsfrist wird ein unmittelbar vorausgehender
Aufenthalt in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland angerechnet)

1.2 in anderen Gebieten leben und vor ihrem Fortzug nach dem 23.
Mai 1949 aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland '' mindestens
drei Monate ununterbrochen in der Bundesrepublik
Deutschland 1'' gewohnt oder sich dort sonst gew6hnlich
aufgehalten haben;

2. in ein Wahlerverzeichnis in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
eingetragen sind. Diese Eintragung erfolgt nur auf Antrag. Der
Antrag ist auf einem Formblatt zu stellen; er soil bald nach
dieser Bekanntmachung abgesandt werden. Einem Antrag,
der erst am 18. Mai 2009 oder spater bei der zustandigen
Gemeindebeh6rde eingeht, kann nicht mehr entsprochen
werden ( 17 Abs. 1 der Europawahlordnung).

Antragsvordrucke (Formblatter) sowie informierende Merkblatter k6nnen

* den diplomatischen und berufskonsularischen Vertretungen der
* dem Bundeswahlleiter, Statistisches Bundesamt, Zweigstelle Bonn,
170377, 53029 BONN, GERMANY
* den Kreis- und Stadtwahlleitern in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

angefordert werden.
Weitere Ausk(nfte erteilen die Botschaften und
berufskonsularischenVertretungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Tegucigalpa, den 27.02.2009

Deutsche Botschaft Tegucigalpa,
Avenida Republica Dominicana # 925
Callejon Sirla
Col. Lomas del Guijarro
Apartado Postal 3145
Tegucigalpa, M.D.C.
Tel. 00504 232 3161; 232 3162 /-0731
Fax 00504 239 9018
Email: info@teguciealua.diplo.de

Die Botschaft ist telefonisch montags bis donnerstags von 08:00 Uhr bis 16:00
Uhr und freitags von 08:00 Uhr bis 13:00 Uhr erreichbar.
Die Besuchszeiten sind montags bis freitagsvon 09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr.

1) Zu berucksichtigen ist auch eine fruhere Wohnung oder ein frOherer Aufenthalt in dem in Artikel 3 des
Einigungsvertrages genannten Gebiet (Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt
und Thoringen zuziglich des Gebiets des friheren Berlin (Ost)).

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Am 27. September 2009 findet die Wahl zum Deutschen Bundestag

Deutsche, die auSerhalb der Bundesrepublik Deutschland leben und im
Bundesgebiet keine Wohnung mehr innehaben, k6nnen bei Vorliegen der
sonstigen wahlrechtlichen Voraussetzungen an der Wahl teilnehmen.
FOr ihre Wahlteilnahme ist u. a. Voraussetzung, dass sie

1. nach dem 23. Mai 1949 und vor ihrem Fortzug aus der
Bundesrepublik Deutschland ') mindestens drei Monate
ununterbrochen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1) gewohnt
oder sich dort sonst gew6hnlich aufgehalten haben;

2. in ein Wahlerverzeichnis in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
eingetragen sind. Diese Eintragung erfolgt nur auf Antrag. Der
Antrag ist auf einem Formblatt zu stellen; er soil bald nach
dieser Bekanntmachung abgesandt werden. Einem Antrag, der
erst am 07. September 2009 oder spater bei der zustandigen
Gemeindebeh6rde eingeht, kann nicht mehr entsprochen werden
( 18 Abs. 1 der Bundeswahlordnung).

Antragsvordrucke (Formblatter) sowie informierende Merkblitter k6nnen
* den diplomatischen und berufskonsularischen Vertretungen der
Bundesrepublik Deutschland,
* dem Bundeswahlleiter, Statistisches Bundesamt, Zweigstelle Bonn,

Postfach 17 03 77, 53029 BONN, GERMANY,
* den Kreiswahlleitern in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

angefordert werden.
Weitere AuskOnfte erteilen die Botschaften und berufskonsularischen
Vertretungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Tegucigalpa, den 27.02.2009

Deutsche Botschaft Tegucigalpa,
Avenlda Repbbllca Domlnlcana # 925
Callej6n Siria
Col. Lomas del Guijarro
Apartado Postal 3145
Teguclgalpa, M.D.C.
Tel. 00504 232 3161; 232 3162 /-0731
Fax 00504 239 9018
Email: info@tegucigaloa.diilo.de

Die Botschaft ist telefonisch montags bis donnerstags von 08:00 Uhr bis 16:00
Uhr und freitagsvon 08:00 Uhr bis 13:00 Uhrerreichbar.
Die Besuchszeiten sind montags bisfreitagsvon 09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr.

1) Zu berOcksichtigen ist auch eine frihere Wohnung oder ein frOherer Aufenthalt in dem in Artikel 3 des
Einigungsvertrages genannten Gebiet (Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt
und Thiringen zuz0glich des Gebiets desfrOheren Berlin (Ost)).



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The Limits of Paternalism

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A recent airing of the daily
TV talk show 'Frente a Frente'
featured three members of the
Honduran Congress and a psychia-
trist. The topic of the program was
the growing violence in Honduras,
notably the rising incidence of
kidnapping and murders. At
one point during the show,
host Renato Alvarez posed
the question, "What can the
government do for us to
help us deal with the threat
of violence in Honduras?"
Mr. Alvarez posed the ques-
tion to all four of his guests.
Not one of the politicians
had a reasonable or even
thoughtful answer. In fact,
it was as if the very ques-
tion caught them off guard...
which was strange, given the
topic of the program.
One of the "diputados" offered
that we should pray more and
strengthen our religious faith. He
said that the cause of this new,
seemingly unrestrained violence in
the country is due to the decaying
morality of Honduran society.
Another of the diputados talked
about her fears and the fact that
now the violence is also aimed at
women and children. But nobody
offered even a glimpse of a

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Mr. Alvarez posed the wrong ques-
tion. The host allowed himself to
fall into the all-too-common trap
of assuming that it is the govern-
ment that holds the answers to
Honduras' social problems. The
correct question from Mr. Alvarez
should have been, "What can we,
the citizens of Honduras, do to

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address the problem of violence in
the country? What can we do to
assist the government?"
The psychiatrist on the show
actually hit it on the head when
he commented that he thought
the single-most biggest problem
in Honduras is that the relation-
ship between the government and
the people is one based almost
exclusively on paternalism... that
of a parental figure who is wiser,
stronger and acts in the best

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interest of its protected figures.
This paternalistic kind of a rela-
tionship hasn't really worked well
in Honduras because it creates
dependency on Honduras' public
institutions and thus apathy
on the part of the population at
large. Furthermore, according
to the psychiatrist, the kind of
paternalism that has developed
in Honduras is a limited one
which has the government
mainly just doling out money,
but very little in the way of
follow-up on attention and
This would be akin to
S a parent showing up once a
week to pay an allowance to
the children and then disap-
pearing during the rest of
the week to let the kids raise,
nurture, and fend for them-
So long as paternalism
thrives in Honduras, in any
form, the Honduran people will not
even allow themselves to consider
the possibility that they have it
within themselves to change their
country. And so when government
leaders arrive at a point where they
have inadequate or no answers
to certain problems that plague
Honduras, then what you are left
with is a country where everyone
is staring at each other, shrugging
their shoulders and shaking their
heads, wondering... "What do we
do now?"
The answer is to mobilize that
part of Honduran society that has
not yet been lulled to sleep by the
disease of paternalism... the coun-
try's youth.
Honduras must ask, inspire, and
guide its future leaders to begin
leading now, rather than assume
they are not ready because they are
too young. The reality is that the
youth can do no worse than have
the adults. Mobilizing the youth of
Honduras to change the country
will be the focus of the 10th annual
Conference on Honduras in Copan
Ruinas during September 24-26,



Former Irish Prime Minister offers insight into

Ireland's economic growth

Patrick Ahern
Honduras This Week

Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister
of Ireland from 1997 to 2008, who
engineered the incredible economic
growth of Ireland during those
years told a COHEP event on
February 19 that quality educa-
tion was the single most important
factor in the success of the "Celtic
Tiger." Excellence in education is
worth any sacrifice he added. Ahern
previously served as Ireland's
Minister of Finance and of Labor
beginning in 1987. He had a hand in
guiding the country from being the
poorest country in Europe to the
second richest one over a twenty
year span.
As prime minister of a country
of only 4.2 million people, he
increased the educational budget
by 300%, hired 9,000 new teachers
and reduced the number of children
per classroom. Now, 60% of those in
the 20 to 35 year old bracket have
a university degree. An educated
work force attracts foreign invest-
ment which creates jobs he added.
From 1997 to 2008 jobs grew from
1.2 million to well over 2 million.
Ahern cited many other factors
leading to the "Irish economic
miracle." He credits "dialogue and
social consensus" with getting the
economy started on its rise. As
Minister of Labor he was able to
unite all sectors (business, labor,
NGOs, farmers etc.) around a
three year plan called "Program of
National Recovery." Government
expenditures were cut by five per
cent and wages were cut as well.
However tax cuts were given
to workers to maintain their
purchasing power. In those three
years, business income increased

about five per cent per year. By
the fifth year the economy started
to benefit from capital investments
of profits and the number of jobs
started to grow. Unemployment
stood at 18% and eventually fell to
Ireland taxed 65% of the
income of the very wealthy, busi-
nesses 52%. As a result of reforms
introduced by Ahern, the highest
bracket for individual income is
now 41% and the business tax is
down to 12.5%. Capital gains taxes
were cut from 40% to 20%. All of
this attracted businesses such as
Dell, Hewlett Packard, Bell Labs
and Abbot Laboratories to move to
Bureaucratic red tape was cut
drastically, infrastructure was
greatly improved and Ireland
became known as a streamlined and
user-friendly place to invest and do
business. Local businesses grew
and many multinational corpora-
tions moved their headquarters to
Ahern stressed the need for
making serious long-term plans and
sticking to it. Don't make a plan
unless you are going to implement
it, he advised and added that all of
the stakeholders (business, labor,
government, civil society etc.) must
honor their commitments. The
government participation in the
national dialogue should be limited
to civil servants and not political
appointees. Growth will only come
with sustained effort over time.
The former prime minister said he
participated in the formulation of
two ten year plans. Every three
years the plans are re-negotiated.
Between serving in cabinet posi-
tions and time as Prime Minister
he was deeply involved in six of the

three-year plans.
The Irish government assisted
small businesses with marketing
overseas, research and develop-
ment as well as credit. There was
a rise in growth and productivity.
Joining the Common Market forced
Ireland to modernize and become
more competitive.
The poor economic situa-
tion from at least the 1849 potato
famine has meant there were mass
migrations out of the country to
Australia, New Zealand and North
America. Ireland today has only 4.2
million people, yet in the US alone
there are 36 million inhabitants of
Irish descent. The economic boom
has reversed the trend to leave. In
fact, people, especially from Poland
and the Baltic states are coming to
Ireland in search of jobs.
Ahern practiced what he
preached during his three-day visit
to Honduras. True to his model for
social dialogue among all sectors,
he met with university rectors,
business leaders, the cardinal,
the government, and both major
political parties as well as union
leaders. He said that he would not
be presumptuous enough to tell
Honduras how to run its affairs,
only that some of the lessons
learned in Ireland could be applied
to Honduras. A few of those lessons
Seriously reform and take
control of the abysmal public school
system in Honduras to produce
young workers who are capable,
willing and schooled in modern
technology and work ethic.
Teachers need to teach and
truly care about the welfare of their
Modernize and streamline the
bureaucratic system to make it

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Reduce the government
budget by cutting waste, corrup-
tion and abuse.
Have a serious social dialogue
to reach the consensus that all
sectors will need to sacrifice to spur
real economic growth and opportu-
nity for all.
The rich need to pay their
taxes and invest in productive
ways to create more jobs instead of
purchasing gas guzzling Humvees,
Cadillac Escalades, Land Cruisers
and McMansions.
Politicians need to give up
their dispensas and legislate for the
good of Honduras, not their polit-
ical parties or selfish personal or
business interests.
Government workers need to
be more productive and honest.
Infrastructure of all types
needs to be improved to make busi-
ness more efficient and to attract
foreign investment.


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1.6 acre Oasis. 2 story Villa, guest cottage,
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African Palm Farm in North
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90+/- acres of flat land, 60+/- acres with
African palm in production, good pasture, it
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1 house for employee, with solar electric,
community water, 2 big fish ponds, close
to the African palm factory in San Alejo,
good investment and a good place to relax
and make money. Price $350,000.00. Call
for more information at
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For Sale
Rural Property,, lovely rustic house in safe
12 acres on the old road from Tegucigalpa
to Olancho, 4.6 kms south of Talanga,
mature coffee plantation, mature pine
and oak forest, permanent creek runs
through property, fence around property.
Lovely rustic adobe house, one floor, wood
ceiling, shingle and corrugated tin roof.
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Santa Lucia: Just 20 minutes from Tegus
on the road to Valley of Angles, live in a
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high temps 70 with very low humidity.
This is a small, friendly, and safe place to
This property is approximately 3 acres with
one large house, 3 apartments and one
small house. There is plenty of parking
space for cars. In total there are 15 bed-
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stroage building with bathroom.
The large house has 6 bedrooms and
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with high ceilings. Large kitchen and a
huge covered patio overlooking Tegus. The
apartments are 1- 3 bedroom 2 bath and
2 -2 bedroom 1 bath, there is also a small
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buildings are in good condition ready to
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have a 20,000 water storage facility.
There are 18 building lots in addition to
the houses and apartmentsthat have been
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views of the city.
This is a great property for developers,
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Great buy at $499,000 the lots alone are
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Coffe Farm in Olancho
Mountain property 20 kilometers from San
Francisco de la Paz, area of 220 acres, 43
with high altitude coffe plantation, 103
acres with pastures and the rest with for-
Assume laon with bank of $30,000 payable
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Price Reduction/ Best Offer
For Sale by Owner
Located in Siguatepeque, Honduras
Central America 12 manzanas, a mod-
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mountains from porch and patio, spring
like weather all year long, bananas,
coffee, oranges, various fruits, flowers.
Very beautiful and secure area.
Will sell home with all or part of the
property. House with the 110 ft x 110
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flower garden, and designated prop-
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buyers need to call or email.
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Beautiful 3,500 sq. ft. beachfront. Fenced
lot in Santa Fe, 25 min west of Trujillo. Lot
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For Sale in Colonia
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Beautiful apartment, panoramic view,
security, pool, social area, 3 bedrooms,
garden. US$225,000
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Utila Bay Islands Across from the Cayes
Beachfront Lots and Seaview
Lots protected by Reef.
Common Dock with 7 feet water.
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Large Lot on Utila Island for Sale
Or with partial trade for late model double
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For more information contact us to:
Phones: 011-504-9666-1885

Beautiful Property for Sale
8.74 ms2, at 4,800 ft. elevation, pas-
tures, pine, coffee, fruit trees; water
all year round, 2 watersheds, pump,
2 storage tanks = 400 gal. Four
Houses. On "Alternate Route" Durazno
to Talanga, scheduled to be paved
on 2009. Subtropical climate, birds
bound, view from the terrace shows
airport to Cerro de Hule.
One family has loved this home for
30 years. Parents are now retiring to a
one-floor home in town.
Property has four houses:
Main: 2 floors, 2 bedrooms, 3 baths,
living room, library, dining room,
ample kitchen (stove and refrigerator
included), terrace, outside fireplace for
grilling and wood stove. 1 car garage,
laundry area, maids quarters (maybe
partially furnished still undecided).
Yellow House: 1 floor, 3 bedrooms, 2
baths, large living room,large dining
room, TV room, studio, ceramic kitchen,
porch, basket ball court. Mahogany
beams, doors, cabinets. Unfurnished.
White House: son's dormitory, then 2
room apt., kitchenette, and bath.
Kitchen/host's hobby center: dining
center (24 people): circular hydraulic
chimney/grill, rotisserie, smoker, bar
with overhead stemware rack, lounge
area. Cooking end: cool room, deep
fat fryer, griddle, chest freezer, stove,
refrigerator, meat slicer and much
more. This was for family entertain-
ment, not for commercial use, but can
easily be converted to such if buyer
Development Possibilities: hous-
ing, school, clinic, rehab center, retreat,
conference center, small business or
industry, but checkzooming. Possibility
available as early as July.
Inspection: Only by previous
appointment: Wednesdays and
Thursday from 1 to 3:30 pm
Email: emre30252@yahoo.com

Central America
* Intensive Spanish Language program in:
" La Ceiba" Utila Bay Island Roatan Bay Island
"Eco-Spanish, Biological and Scientific
* In Cayos Cochinos marine protected
* Ecological Intensive Spanish Language
In the National Park Pico Bonito.
* Mayan and Beach Intensive Language Program
* Available in La Ceiba, Utila and Copan
Transfer Credits available from US
Universities. Call: 440-1707
E-mail: info@ca-spanish.com


Happy Land Real Estate
(504) 440-2803/(504) 9998-8497/
(504) 9922-8778
For sale in the North Coast of Honduras
*Porvenir, Atlantida, beach properties,
65.6 feet of beach front and 270.6 feet
deep, total area 17,744.80 square feet,
price $2.80 per square feet.
*Triunfo de la Cruz, Tela, Atlantida,
beach property, area: 5,820.36 square
feet, 126 feet of beach front. Price
*East End, Guanaja, Bay Islands, 84.25
acres with approximately 2,788 feet of
beach front. Coral reefs in front of prop-
erty, $60,000 per acre.
*Guanaja, Bay Islands, 10 acres with
river, house, next to a hotel. Price:
$85,000 per acre.
*Tela, Atlantida, beach 100 meters away
from beach, two story house, swimming
pool, 3 bedrooms, price $190,000.
*Piedra Pintada, La Ceiba, Atlantida,
two beach houses with three bedrooms.
Price: $85,000.
*Piedra Pintada, La Ceiba, Atlantida, two
properties of 32.8 x 65.6 feet of beach
front. Price:$16,000 per property.
*Granadita, La Ceiba, Atlantida, beach
front house with two bedrooms, terrace,
swimming pool, price: $240,000.
*Balfate, Colon, 4 terrains of beach front
of 65.6 x 65.6 feet, $25,000 each one.
*Tela, Atlantida 68.8 acres in Tela, beach,
mountain and plain terrain, 34.4 acres
(plain) and 34.4 acres (mountains),
excellent for building a hotel resort.
Price $58,140 per acre.
*Trujillo, Colon, 423.4468 acres of beach,
rivers, mountain and plain terrain,
appropriate for a tourist hotel resort,
price: $600,000 negotiable.
*La Ceiba, Atlantida, mountain property
of 115.24 acres, beautiful view of the sea
and city, has a river. Price $220,000.
*Pollityle Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands,
10 acres with beach, plain terrain
and mountains, 6 acres plain domain
$45,000 per acre and 4 acres with pos-
session $40,000 per acre.
*La Ceiba, Atantida, residential project
Wendy, two brand new houses, three
bedrooms, dining room, living room,
kitchen, laundry room, ceramic floors,
fine finishes, with garage $55,000
without garage $50,000. Close to the
national university and airport Goloson.
10 minutes away from the city.
*La Ceiba, Atlantida, located in Jardines
del Este, house with three bedrooms,
living room, dining room, kitchen,
paved roads, garage (2 cars), completely
new. $50,000.
More houses, terrains, and beach
properties at


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No experience needed
Flexible hours
Work and travel
Excellent working environment
Please call 239-6418,239-6417,
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Looking for a North American for coffee
and talk in downtown Tegucigalpa,
call Ron Logan, Telephone: 207-7255.
I am looking for a property to buy in the El Hatillo
area orValle De Angeles. I want at
least one acre or one manzana in these areas. I
prefer the land to be flat.
My number is:(512)280-4330
E.U. or 239-3654 (teguz).
E-mail mvivi@email.com



Country Cuisine

and ...

World Class
Copan Has It All




Prestigious Private School in Tegucigalpa
Seeking Full Time Primary Level Teacher

Minimum 2 years experience
Fully bilingual
Excellent English speaking and writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills

G' 9 Ocean view units
SA/C, cable TV ,
i i CT Private parking" .,
Hammock patio
Ml [A] [YJ [A French Canadian owner.
Tela, Honduras, America Central TEL: (504) 448-1497, (504) 448-1928
www.mayavista.com E-mail: info@mayavista.com

Hos fo rent. .

Main Floor
Garage with electric gate and visual intercommunication,
dining room, living room, kitchen includes storage room
and breakfast area, studio, bathroom, small storage room,
terrace to patio, laundry area and service room.
Second Floor Main bedroom including walking closet and
balcony, spacious bathroom with bathtub,
two more bedrooms with
bathrooms. _-- =

Also Internet connections and
telephone line. Telephone
number installed electric fence,
safe alarm, water heater and
Very safe and peaceful place to
live. $1,150.00


Thoei~~ gineestedm I~.. pleai~s~ef call:X 2384204 or 9966-2689:
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Phones: (504) 221-1307, 221-1904, 9931-2845
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E-mail: etica@cablecolor.hn

"Horizonte Condos"
A new way of living: excellent view and location, combined with the
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Three bedrooms units.

Located in excellent areas:
A. Horizonte Florencia Condos Starting from $ 139,200.00
Nice neighborhood, street with low traffic One finished condo
available, eleven more Under construction.
B. Horizonte Mayab Condos located in Lomas del Mayab,
beautiful view of the Basflica de Suyapa. Two spacious condos
available starting at $185,000.00.

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Hotel y Apartamentos

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0 Comfortable bedrooms with cable Tv
0 Wireless internet
0 Continental Breakfast included
0 Conference room
0 Extended stay Room
0 Panoramic Terrace old Tegus Feel r
0 Private Parking and private security

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