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Felipe Burchard:
Retrospective of
Honduran painter
opens at MIN


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Cindy Burgess- HondurasThisWeek
Lola, a two-year old Staffordshire terrier, undergoes surgery to repair a gaping neck would she got during a fight. World Vets, a non-profit organization out of Washington state in the U.S., have also spayed and neutered dogs on Roatan to control population.

Veterinarians on Roatan save beloved

Cindy Burgess
Honduras This Week
COXEN HOLE Lola was out
The two-year-old Staffordshire
terrier lay on her side, a three-inch-
long gash in her neck gaping wide.
"I've trimmed out all the dead
tissue," said Dr. Jerry Brown, a

veterinarian from Washington
State, as he prepared to stitch the
wound closed.
Half an hour later Lola was in
the recovery room, the surgery to
repair the fight injury to her neck
a success.
Lola was one of hundreds of
dogs and cats that were treated in
Roatan last week free of charge

- by a team from World Vets.
The Washington-based non-
profit organization held a three-day
clinic at Roatan Bilingual School
(ENBIR) in Coxen Hole from
March 17-19. Five veterinarians
and eleven veterinary students,
licensed technicians and volunteers
treated everything from broken
limbs and cuts to skin problems and

flea infestations.
They also spayed and neutered
dozens of pets in an attempt to
reduce the number of stray dogs
and cats on the island.
"People are putting poison out
to get rid of the dogs," said Dr.
Cathy King, the executive director
and founder of World Vets. "We're
trying to help manage that popula-


tion in a humane way, so they're not
just multiplying out of control."
This is the second year in a row
that a team from World Vets has
visited Roatan. Each trip costs
about $15,000, with most of the
funds coming from donations and
trip fees paid by the volunteers.
Last year, the group treated
VETS cont on page3


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The Inconvenient Fourth Box



The executive branch has
proposed the installation of a fourth
ballot box in the elections set for the
last Sunday of November, 2009. The
proposal is to consult the electorate
about changes and revisions to the
Constitution of the Republic, by
means of the creation of a National
Constituent Assembly. The devices
of the plebiscite and the referendum
can provide a platform for consulta-
tion, but the Constitution established
that a secondary law must be devel-
oped for the implementation of these
devices, and this law still does not
At this current juncture, we
observe three important moments.
Firstly, we have to make a list of
themes to consider. Secondly, we must
discuss whether these themes merit a
popular consultation. There needs to
be an extensive debate, with active
participation from political parties,
the different professional groups,
churches, and civil society organiza-
tions. If it is concluded that it is a
summons to the constituent to take
action, we have to consider a third
moment whether the new constitu-
tion would bring about substantial
juridical improvements.
A new constitutional framework
will not solve all of our problems
-that would be a utopia. We need
responsibility and sincerity at the
level of both the governors and the
What is concerning is that time
is not on our side -the elections are
in November but the traditional
summons to the parties is going to
be in May. Suddenly there will be


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campaigns to convince the public
that May will be upon us and that
Congress has to quickly pass the
secondary law for the implementation
of the consultation.
The constitution is the soul of a
country. We cannot be naive; it is not
to say that the public should fear the
consultation, but that we must be
responsible and objective. We need
to be conscious that experts in propa-
ganda and political image will try
to sell the idea of the reform as the
better way.
A nationalist politician commented
that president Zelaya is within his
rights to propose initiatives, but on
the cusp of this electoral moment,
people stating these kinds of views
as if they want him to stay in power
causes uncertainty.
One of the articles which could
be considered fatal for this country
would be that to allow the re-elec-
tion of the president. We believe in
the continuity of government poli-
cies and actions, but not in that of the
individuals of party leadership. The
current Honduran governors have
demonstrated abusive and dishonest
conduct. We are not prepared to have
a re-election.
It is most disagreeable to watch
how they publicly present the
prospective politicians for the next
elections, when they are making a
subtle but open maneuver to jump
from power to power. With this they
oppress the development of demo-
cratic political thought, and negate
the capacity of new groups to assume
positions in the leadership of this

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A German shepherd recovers from surgery. The volunteers also included educational components during their trip to Roatan, including population control.

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A veterinary volunteer cradles a chihuahua following a surgical procedure.

VETS: 500 animals to be treated on Roatan
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Felipe Burchard: Retrospective of Honduran painter opens at MIN

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Honduras This Week

The woman in the painting is
gaunt and sickly, but has an ethe-
real quality that transcends her
illness. 'An Angel with AIDS'
('Un Angel con SIDA') is the aptly
titled painting and series of works
currently on display at the Museum
of National Identity (MIN) in

Tegucigalpa. The series is part of a
retrospective of Honduran painter
Felipe Burchard.
Burchard, a native of Olancho,
has seen his work exhibited
throughout the world for the
past 40 years, in galleries in the
U.S., Europe, Central and South
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'El Magico,' oil on canvas, Felipe Burchard.
was witness to some of his most
expensive paintings selling quickly.
"Burchard usually doesn't put
his paintings up for sale I was
thrilled and shocked to be able to
buy one of his paintings," exclaimed
a still trembling-from-excitement
Roberto, a Burchard aficionado.
The gala began in the main
floor lobby, with an introduction
by museum curators, a slide show
presentation of Burchard and
finally, an invitation to gathered
patrons to view the two galleries of
his work upstairs.
Those who attended were
treated to paintings, drawings, an
elaborately painted animal skull,
painted gourds and, interestingly,
a painted canvas lounge chair. The

main exhibition, 'An Angel with
AIDS,' was in a second gallery,
featuring the afore-mentioned
painting of a sickly woman. The
exhibit, a series of paintings and
drawings with an AIDS theme, was
inspired by a photo in 'El Heraldo'
(a Tegucigalpa daily newspaper)
back in late 1995. The picture was
of a woman of New Guinea, who
was on the brink of death from
AIDS complications.
Burchard described the picture
as a woman, "who was either dying
or already dead, but looked more
like an angel, returning to the
universe, with infinite grace, who's
arms seemed to be embracing both
life and death in the same instant."

The two rooms of work were an
interesting contrast in Burchard's
style as it has progressed
throughout four decades. Earlier
work, from the late 60's and early
70's, have the characteristic psyche-
delic flavor of the period while more
contemporary pieces, while still
abstract, take on a more whimsical
feel, as in the Napoleon-inspired
painted gourd.
The exhibition runs from March
18 through May 19 at the Museum
of National Identity in Tegucigalpa,
located downtown in Barrio Abajo.
Hours are Tues.-Sat. from 9 am
to 5 pm, Sun. from 10 am to 4 pm.
The museum is closed on Mondays.
Phone: 238-7412/7395.

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Cathedral restoration

can only be the beginning
Shiona Blackie main one surrounding the choice of
color for the Cathedral's exterior.
Honduras This Week For centuries the building has been
white, as in the Catholic tradition,
The restoration of the but during some of the initial reno-
Tegucigalpa Cathedral that began vation processes a different color
almost three years ago is now in its was uncovered at the bottom of the
final stages, with the painting and layers of paint, a soft peach shade,
reparation of the historic building's and it was speculated that this may
facade on the verge of completion. in fact have been the color of the
Built in the 18th century, the original paintwork. "A study was
Cathedral is celebrated as one of made and on the basis of this the
the finest examples of Central painting was begun as thus," said
American colonial baroque style, architect Mauricio Flores, co-ordi-
and houses an invaluable set of nator of the IHAH conservation
frescos by the most renowned unit. He admitted the possibility,
painter of the colonial era in however, that the color uncov-
Honduras, Tegucigalpa native Jos6 ered may have been the result of a
Miguel Gomes. The building is also process of oxidization.

home to an antique Guatemalan
timepiece, recently brought back
to life by specialist Antonio Ceron
as part of the restoration project.
Many factors contributed to the
decline of the Cathedral's struc-
ture over the centuries. An earth-
quake in 1823 caused considerable
damage; the roots of plants and
trees from the surrounding gardens
had intruded into the base of the
construction; air and moisture
seeping into cracks and fissures had
set in motion a process of consid-
erable decay. Thus, the Catholic
Church, the Honduran Institute
of History and Anthropology
(IHAH), and the Central District
Municipal Mayoralty (AMDC)
decided it was time to act and co-
operated to begin the renovation,
and raise funds with the help of the
local community.
Despite this community involve-
ment, however, the project has not
been without its controversies, the

It had been rumored that
some members of the Catholic
community had expressed revul-
sion at this alternative choice of
color, feeling that it goes against
the reticent traditions of their
faith. But speaking to the public
in the central plaza, it seemed the
majority were very much in favor
of the new, cheerful shade. "It is
better now," said Ondina Izaguirre,
visiting the park with her family.
Sandra Andino, a self-professed
proud Catholic, stated her love
for the new color "me encanta!"
- and could not praise the renova-
tion work enough. Matthew Duff,
who has lived and worked in the
city for some time, declared it to
be "a hundred times better than
before," its previous state having
been "embarrassing" to show to
Despite the positive views of
the Cathedral's new look however,
CATHEDRAL cont on page 11


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"Lawyer of the Poor" killers brought to justice

- but what about the intellectual authors?

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Dionisio Diaz Garcia, a lawyer
suing security companies for bene-
fits for guards, was murdered on
December 4, 2006 by two men on a
motorcycle as he was driving to the
Supreme Court.
Diaz worked with Asociacion
para una Sociedad Mas Justa
(ASJ) and was involved in diffi-
cult cases, especially against Delta
Security Service and its subsid-
iary SETECH. ASJ and Diaz had
received several telephone threats.
Dionisio Diaz was known as "the
lawyer of the poor." He left a widow
and one son.
More than two years later on
February 27, 2009, Ramon Eusebio
Solis Zelaya and Cesar Daniel
Amador Estrada were convicted
of murder by a three-judge panel
that began hearing the case on
February 18. Of the 15 lawyers
assassinated in the last few years,
the Diaz case is the first in which
there are convictions. Both assas-
sins were former employees of
the security company SETECH,
giving further credence that he
was ordered killed for his work
in protecting the workers of that
same company.
Cesar Amador was a member
of the Assaults Unit of the
Investigative Police (DGIC) at the

time of his arrest on January 31,
2008. Ramon Solis was working
for a private security firm in La
Ceiba when he was arrested that
same day, more than a year prior
to the trial. Both men face 20 to 30
years in prison when the sentence
is handed down later this month.
Oral arguments in a trial are
relatively new in Honduras. Two
protected witnesses identified the
two men on trial. Ramon Solis was
the trigger man and Cesar Amador
was driving the motorcycle they
used to pull alongside the victim on
the Blvd. Fuerzas Armadas near
the Telet6n. The witness testimo-
nies and other evidence such as
finding the victim's phone number
and the address of the ASJ office
in the suspect's apartment was
enough for Judge Mario Rolando
Diaz to hand down the guilty
verdict on behalf of the other two
If there had not been pres-
sure put on the system by forces
inside and outside of Honduras, it
is doubtful that the killers would
have brought to trial and convicted.
Amnesty International gener-
ated letters and protests around
the world. Donors and friends of
ASJ in the U.S. put serious pres-
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U.S. Embassy and the Honduran
government to vigorously pursue
this case. The chief prosecutor in

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Garifunas protest in La

On March 10, a party of Garifuna blocked the
Tela-La Ceiba road, protesting to the govern-
ment that an agreement with the community
signed by President Zelaya in 2006, including a
promise of funds for sanitation, has never been
They also demanded the cancellation of a
tourism development inTela Bay, claiming itwill
destroy the natural resources that the people
there depend upon.
Representative Miriam Miranda claimed that
they have been to Tegucigalpa and received no
answer. She called on the President to solve
the problem.

Presidential candidates dis-
cuss anti-crisis measures

On March 17, nominees for this November's
general election made a presentation to the
National Congress regarding their thoughts on
means of combating the effects of the global
economic downturn.
Liberal candidate Elvin Santos called for pub-
lic works projects to alleviate unemployment
and help improve the country's infrastructure
simultaneously, and suggested to relocate
employable workers available for work abroad.

National candidate Porfirio 'Pepe' Lobo Sosa
proposed a plan to immediately subsidize the
poorest families, and stressed the importance
of financing agriculture, not only as a means to
food security, but because it makes up such a
huge percentage of the national product.
Both commented on the necessity of sup-
porting small business.

Electricity talks

Members of the National Association of
Industries (ANDI) will meet with Rixi Moncada,
head of the National Electricity Company (ENEE),
to discuss the price and supply of electricity.
Businesses have complained that cuts in energy
prices announced in January have not been
reflected in their bills. ANDI president, Adolfo
Facusse, expressed hope that the talks would
result in prices coming to reflect the current
price of oil.
On a separate note, the Energy and
Environment Alliance with Central America
(AEA) is in the process of approving 68 renew-
able energy projects that will be funded with
the help of the Central American Bank for
Economic Integration (BCIE). The announcement
was made to coincide with this week's forum
in Managua, Nicaragua, to discuss alternative
energy problems and solutions in the region.
Thirty-four percent of Honduras' electricity

the case, Gernam Enamorado, said,
"(This)...is a personal triumph for
me and for the Ministerio Publico,
but most of all for national justice."
In a press release after the
verdict, ASJ said, "Ramon Solis
and Cesar Amador were simply
acting out the will of other, more
powerful people who preferred
to farm out their "dirty work."
These "intellectual authors" of the
murder must also be brought to
justice in order to fully do justice
for Dionisio, and to show Honduras
that paying others to kill will be
no more tolerated than murdering
people oneself."
Despite danger to its employees,
ASJ (www.asjhonduras.org)
continues to work on vital justice
issue, including advocating for
mistreated and under paid cleaning
workers and security guards. It's
Proyecto Gideon has seven legal
aid offices in poor neighborhoods
of Tegucigalpa. These offices also
provide psychological counseling
to individuals and couples experi-
encing difficulties. They also work
with urban communities around the
country trying to obtain legal titles
to their land. ASJ publishes an on-
line newspaper in Spanish: www.
The verdict is a real step
forward, but until the intellectual
authors) are convicted, justice is
only partially served.

currently comes from renewable sources, AEA
representative Markku Nurmi believing there
potential for much more.

A third of businesses not
paying minimum wage

Thirty-two percent of businesses are still
not paying the new minimum wage decreed
by the government, said the Inspector General
of the employment ministry. Out of 1,069 busi-
nesses inspected in the last 40 days, 333 are
not paying.
Offending businesses were given three days
to submit an explanation or correct the viola-
tion. Inspector Janeth Borgan hopes that the
threat of Supreme Court action will increase

Colombian president visits

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe met
with President Zelaya this week in a move to
strengthen bilateral relations between the two
countries, with the message that the left-right
argument is outdated and all need to co-operate
to fight crime and achieve social cohesion. Mr.
Uribe stressed that a combination of security
measures and addressing the causes of poverty,
along with strong political will, are required
to combat violence in Central America, and, in
particular, international drug-trafficking.
The two leaders also signed an agreement
to co-operate in the bio-fuels industry, giving a
boost to the Honduran agriculture sector and to
the drive for renewable energy.

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Hyde commented from the
comfort of his lush garden, where
he sat on a swing and took in the
view of Guanaja from across the

Hyde owns and lives next to the
Texaco filling station in Bonacca,
which is located on a small cay off
the island's east coast. More than
half of Guanaja's 11,000 residents
live here, crowded together in
colorful houses built on stilts and
surrounded by narrow walkways,
alleys and man-made canals.
There are no roads, and there-
fore no cars. People get around on
foot or in motorboats, which they
maneuver through town by way of
the many canals. Services are few,
but include a bank, a post office
and several grocery stores, hotels

and restaurants.
It's been said that Bonacca is as
densely populated as Hong Kong.
But for all its noise and conges-
tion, the town is still a safe place
to stay. "You don't have to worry
any hour,"said Sandra de Alcantara.
"You don't have to be afraid or
scared of nothing."
De Alcantara should know. She's
lived in Guanaja for all but two of
her 53 years. She currently drives
a water taxi, ferrying people to the
airport or to resorts and beaches
on the main island.
And it's the main island of
Guanaja that is the central attrac-

tion for tourists.
The easternmost of the Bay
Islands, Guanaja is about 18 kilo-
meters long and six kilometers
wide. Aside from a few tiny settle-
ments, an airstrip and a handful of
resorts, much of the island is unin-
habited and covered by Caribbean
pine. In fact, 90 per cent of the land
has been declared a national forest
Those forests took a real beating
in 1998 during Hurricane Mitch.
"All of this was just bare sticks,
no green leaves, nothing"' recalled
de Alcantara, as she waved a hand
at the hillsides surrounding the

airport. "Everything was parched,
totally parched":
Eleven years later, the hills in this
area are still stripped bare of all but
the smallest vegetation. Elsewhere
though, the forests are lush and
healthy, and home to a variety of
birds and secluded waterfalls.
Guanaja is also a marine park.
The island and its 15 or so cays
are surrounded by a vibrant coral
reef, which makes for spectacular
diving and snorkeling. There are
more than 35 dive sites, ranging
from volcanic caverns and tunnels
to dramatic drop-offs and ship-
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8 | THE ISLANDER | Saturday, March 21, 2009

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First Lady Xiomara Zelaya announces

plans for new Roatan hospital

The island of Roatan has had a
long time need for an additional
hospital that can handle many
more people than the downtown
Coxen Hole hospital. Airlines such
as American have stated they
would not or could not come to
Roatan if it did not have an up-to-
date hospital that could handle
many people in case of an acci-
It appears like that time has
finally come. Xiomara Castro de
Zelaya, First Lady of Honduras,
came to the island on Friday, March
14 to announce the building of
a new General Hospital in Dixon
Cove near Vegas Electric. Closer
to the mid-section of the island in
Dixon Cove, this location may also
become the home to other equal-
ly impressive projects for Roatan
such as a professional ball field and
a high school.

Here is what the First Lady had
to say about the project:
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya: I
came here specially to announce
the project of the hospital to be
built here on Roatan. This hospital
will not only be able to serve the
needs of the people of the island,
but all the visitors and tourists that
will be coming to the island in the
Roatan Bruce: Can you give me
more details concerning the hos-
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya:When
the hospital is completed, it will
have first class facilities. There will
be a surgery room, it will have
the ability to do x-rays and fulfill
all the other needs that the island
will have. We have received a lot of
help to make this project happen.
The government will be using the
funds gained by the forgiving of

the Cerna debt. The central gov-
ernment makes the commitment
to provide the needs to have this
be a successful hospital.
Roatan Bruce: Can you tell me
about when the hospital might be
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya: After
we receive the title of the land,
we will be presenting the paper-
work to the Central American
Development Bank. In two weeks,
they will receive and review this
It will go to the Secretaries of
Finance and Health. All the rules
and needs showing how the hos-
pital will be fully equipped inside
and out will be established. We
expect that by May or June of this
year, we will begin the construction
of the hospital. In November or
December of this year, we expect
that the first phase of the construc-

tion, the outpatient service for the
island, to be completed.
One thing needs to be clear:
all the financial resources for the
construction of the hospital are
close at hand. 18 million dollars are
already available for the project.

A Sad Good-bye to the
National Tourist Police Chief
Jaime Barahona, the Bay Islands
National Tourist Police Chief for the
last fiveyears, has been re-assigned.
This honored and respected officer
was well liked for his commitment
and desire to keep all tourists safe
on the island. He took the time to
get to know many of the business
owners, not just on West Bay Beach
and West End, but on many other
parts of the island.
Speaking just some English
when he came to the island, his
English improved enough to make

it possible for tourists to call when
there was a problem twenty-four
hours a day and speak to a law
enforcement officer who under-
stood English.
Many thanks to Jaime Barahona
for all the great work he did while
on the island. He will be missed.
Readers will still be able to con-
tact him anytime you need him in
Tegucigalpa. He is being replaced
by a top tourist law enforcement
officer who appears just as deter-
mined and qualified to continue
the work Barahona has done in
the past.
"Roatan" Bruce Starr is the host
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The diving and deserted white
sand beaches are proving to be a
powerful attraction to sun-seek-
ing tourists from the United States,
Canada and Europe.
"It's really what we were look-
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Germany. "You have a beach for
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Her sister Yvonne Lampel was
quick to agree.
"Here, we go out with the dive
master us two and that's it. It's
like a private dive,"she marveled.
While tourism is not as big as
Guanaja's main industry, shrimp
and lobster fishing, it's growing

all the time. And the proof is in
the air.
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or so. On February 7, Guanaja
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Roatan and Guanaja. In the past,
travelers wanting to go from one
island to the other have had to fly
through La Ceiba first.
Rollins Air has just started
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resultant benefits to tourism. Local
taxi driver, Lenin Mendoza, said
"No one will come just because of
the Cathedral. Nobody asks 'take
me to the Cathedral.'" Common
sentiments were that the rest
of Parque Central needs to be
improved too the garden areas
are neglected, whilst the fountain
languishes grimy and waterless.
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Serrano, relaxing there in the after-
noon sun, highlighted the ugliness
of the arcade that stands, detached
and purposeless, in the northwest
corner. The consensus among the
public was that first-and-foremost
the security presence needs to be
extended beyond the plaza and into
the rest of the central district if
they want people to visit and spend
money there.
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for additional improvements, from
musical events to demolishing run-
down office blocks. Mrs. White-
Herchenhan also noted the lack of
cafe culture in Tegucigalpa, some-
thing which thrives in the plazas
of many other Latin American
cities. "Having an outdoor cafe
where one could sit and relax"
would be a tremendous boost to
Parque Central, the city boasting
the weather for it after all.
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of a wider initiative by the AMDC
to improve tourism in the capital

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Many studies have been done
to find out what makes a commu-
nity a world of no respect and fear.
I've heard them mention single
mother's households, sometimes
even blaming the mothers. Which
makes me wonder what about the
absent fathers? Or they mention
violent homes. But not all crimi-
nals come from single mothers or
violent households. Think about
the white collar criminals, often
people without that kind of unusual
history. So again I'll come back to
what I wrote a couple of weeks ago;
it all comes back to education and
not the kind found only in a univer-
We'll have to educate everybody
about respect, starting with our
children, teaching them about the
real values in life. We should teach
them that a title before a name
doesn't automatically mean instant
respect. The same goes for the
amount of money in a bank account.
There is a lot of confusion in this
country about that.
Let's first explain something
about titles. People seem to be so
focused on their title. It's almost
a crime to address somebody by
their first name. It takes a while to
get to know people in this country
by name, because they are all
addressed as lawyer, doctor, bach-
elor, professor or master in science.

I remember teaching in Holland
at the university where everybody
called me "Ivonne," which seemed
(and was!) completely normal.
Then later, at the university here,
everybody was kind of surprised
when I told my students that they
could address me by my first name.
Other teachers were thinking that
students wouldn't respect me.
Respect doesn't come with the
name or title, respect comes with
attitude. It's easy to respect some-
body when treated respectfully by
that person. We should teach our
children that from a young age.
I'm neither a psychologist nor
an anthropologist but I've seen too
many people saying 'yes' to other
people, not out of respect but out of
fear: the employee to their boss, out
of fear to be fired if disagreeing or
claiming their rights, the student to
their teachers out of fear of getting
a lower grade, a child to a parent
out of fear of being hit or grounded.
Why can't we create a commu-
nity where people respect each
other? Respect for other people
is not something related just to
beliefs or religion. We shouldn't
respect other people out of fear of
what God, Allah or Buddha will do
to us. We should respect our neigh-
bors because they are other human
beings, and respect them regardless
of race, color, religion or education.

People here wouldn't believe
it when I tell them that a good
plumber in Holland earns about
the same or sometimes more per
hour than a doctor, and people
respect them for a job well done.
The respect isn't in the title but in
the quality of the work. Perhaps
we should start thinking of other
types of titles: for those who
respect others, we can distinguish
them as Mr. or Mrs. Nice, Honest,
Respectful, Helping Hand or Hard
Worker and those who are disre-
spectful, we can call them Mr. or
Mrs. Crook, Thief, Killer of Fraud.
It seems like a joke, but think about
it a bit.
The whole title and respect
thing might also be the reason
that everybody is screaming that
they have the right to study at the
university, because we know that
in this country without a title, you
don't exist. And if there is no title,
then we better steal from others
because at least people will respect
us because of our bank account.
That often is the reason one can
never find a good plumber, elec-
trician or mechanic because not
many people want to acquire these
skills; sometimes a school doesn't
even exist to study those profes-
sions. But yet we have thousands
of lawyers and doctors.
Something has to change in our



behavior to transform our commu-
nity where human beings can live
next to each other and respect each
other. Years back you left your
door open; nobody would walk in
and steal from you. Now we live
inside our walls, doors locked and
bolted and iron gates to protect us,
in our own prisons. How far are we
going to let this society go down
the road of fear before we finally
say "enough?" I don't know, but it
seems to me that we are very close
to reaching our limits.
My solution? Start every single
day with the intention of respecting
other people...smile, be nice, have
an open mind, try to make a differ-
ence, count all your blessings, be
positive. Try it for just one day and
see what a difference it makes. And
the next day? Well, try it again...for
just one day.
All together those "one days"
can make the difference, but only
if everybody gives it a try. And
as far I'm concerned, I'd rather
just be called 'Ivonne.' And those
who respect me personally and or
professionally will get the same
respect back it's never a title that
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The dream of any soccer player
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team and to play in the Champions
League, the most prestigious of all
soccer team competitions. Some
Honduran players, like David
Suazo, have proven that the dream
is possible through hard work and
persistence. But for many others,
the road to European fame is a long
and bumpy one.
By joining RSC Anderlecht at
the dawn of 2009, Honduran star
Victor 'Muma' Bernardez has come
closer to his dreams and has taken
another step in his already rich
career. We met the player in his
new hometown of Brussels. He told
HTW about his first impressions of
his new environment, his new team
and his career ambitions.
During six seasons, Muma has
worn the shirt of Motagua, winning
two league championships and
representing his country 38 times
in international tournaments.
Moreover, his relationship with a
former Miss Honduras didn't hurt
his popularity and made him one of
the tabloids' favorite personalities.
For all these reasons, it is legiti-
mate to question his choice of drop-
ping his golden life in Honduras in
favor of the rudeness of the Belgian
championship. "It is worth a try,"
claims Muma. "Moving to Europe
was an opportunity and it would
have been a shame not to seize it."
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shoulders by noting that, even in
the event his Belgian experience
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of European recognition
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that has won the national league 29 press. However, after that first
times and that regularly qualifies game, the starting central defender
for the Champion League consti- was back after recovering from an
S tutes an open window to the rest of injury, putting Muma on the bench
Europe. His efforts won't have been for a few games.
in vain if he receives the chance to The situation is delicate for
play against top European teams Muma who, in addition to being
like Manchester United or his completely unknown to the fans,
personal favorite, Barcelona. does not speak the language and
Muma has signed a contract has to get used to local customs.
that binds him to the best club Belgians do not share the same
of Brussels for a six-month trial passion for soccer as Hondurans
period, with the possibility of a and they are more distant vis-a-
three-season contract. The test vis newcomers. But Muma faces
period, ending in March, is no time the initial difficulties philosophi-
to waste, but "enough to convince cally: "This is a new beginning for
the staff to keep me on the team," me, I've come to a new club," he
Muma says. And no effort is super- explains, "and other defenders take
fluous to gain his place on the pitch. precedence over me right now, even
Convinced that his hard work if they are not better." He does
will pay off, Muma arrives at the appreciate the familial atmosphere
training one and a half hours before of the club and the proximity to the
the rest of the team and practices fans.
the accuracy of his free-kicks, his Since then, things have changed
secret weapon. for the better for Muma. In mid-
Another objective is to keep February, he delivered his first
performing with the national Anderlecht goal to help his team
team. And to do so, Muma has to recover from a two-goal deficit
play regularly for Anderlecht and against Mons. The goal has drawn
prove that he's still one of the best the attention of the media and the
Honduran defenders. He is indeed public and underlines how he can
convinced that his Honduran team be useful for the team.
Shas a chance to finish amongst the Anderlecht is now in first place
top two of the final group and win in the league, which means Muma
its ticket to South Africa, despite has a chance to qualify for next
an initial loss to Costa Rica. year's Champions League another
rtfolio.lesoir.be Bernardez made his debut for good reason for him to hold on to
Anderlecht in January during the his European dream.

offer from
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Copan Apartments
The Best Completely furnished apts. in
Tegucigalpa. Full service: daily maid,
swimming pool, laundry/ironing, hot
water, telephone(direct, private lines)
fax, barbecue area, garden, individual
garages, security. 1,2,3 bedroom /2
bathrooms, studio room (optional),
free internet, a country house forweek-
ends at Zamorano Valley(4 manzanas
of land), fruit trees, walking roads, 45
minutes from Tegucigalpa Col. Palmira,
Las Acacias St. 2 blocks west from the
former United Nations Bldg.

Tegucigalpa MDC Tel (504)
238-1751, FAX:(504) 238-3752
or aptoscopanteg@gmail.com

House for Rent
Located in Colonia San Ignacio, nice envi-
ronment, closed neighborhood, garden,
3 bedrooms, main room has Jacuzzi, 2
car garage, terrace. Call Copira (504)
239-4007, 9565-0663, 9990-3745. Price
$1400.00 (negotiable) E-mail:copira2002@
Also in san Ignacio beautiful house, 6 bed-
rooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 car garage, hot
water, studio, 2 telephone lines. Price
$1,300 (negotiable)
Email: copira2002@yahoo.com,

House for Rent Colonia Palmira
Completely furnished, house has 4 bed-
rooms, dining room, living room, kitchen,
laundry, office, garage, plenty water, air
conditioning, cable tv, internet, telephone
line Price:$1,600.00,
Please contact us to Phones: 236-5925

Humuya Inn

Guest Rooms
& Apartments
For both short and extended stays at
affordable prices. All of our rooms
include air conditioning, wireless
internet, cable television, direct dial-
telephones, daily maid service. Large
family room and full service kitchen
24-7 security. Please see our website
to fully appreciate our establishment
at www.humuyainn.com American
owned and managed. Information
(504) 239-8962, 235-7276, 239-
2206, 235-7275 Fax: 239-5099 or


We export & sell luxury cars
2004 Land Rover-Range Rover HSE
Full package/DVD/TV USD 45,000
2004 Volvo XC 90 Turbo USD 28,000
2004 Volvo XC 90 Turbo USD 31,000
Also, we have Mercedes ML350,
Lexus RX300, BMW X5
F -

You can call us at
Serious inquiry only!!

For Sale in Copan Ruinas
1.6 acre Oasis. 2 story Villa, guest cottage,
carport and enclosed garage/bodega.
Most beautifully landscaped vista proper-
ty in town. All Services. Full title. No liens.
A must see
e-mail: stepstocopan@yahoo.com
Internet site:

African Palm Farm in North
Coast of Honduras
90+/- acres of flat land, 60+/- acres with
African palm in production, good pasture, it
borders a big lagoon (Lagunas Los Micos),
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
863-673-0955; 863-265-0366 (USA) or
(Honduras) (504) 9699-8119 or e-mail:

Jack Russell's for sale
3 months old. $300
Male and Female 651-4182

For Sale
Beautiful 3,500 sq. ft. beachfront. Fenced
lot in Santa Fe, 25 min west of Trujillo. Lot
is close to the beautiful blue waters of the
Caribbean. It has electric and water avail-
able. The price is right! Only $18,000 U.S.
It iscloseto a quiet little village of Santa Fe
and lovely mountain views.
Don't miss this opportunity to own a "piece
of paradise. For this proce!
Please contact
Belinda Linton

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.
Entrance, living-dining room, stone chim-
ney, kitchen, two bedrooms, one complete
bathroom, clay-brick terrace, open garage.
Electricity and street lighting, well on
property, community water.
Additions: Annex bedroom with complete
bath, 3 storage rooms bodegass). 1 Mt3
water cistern, 3M3 water tank, 2 septic
tanks, roofed/fenced chicken coup, large
garden, pulping and drying facilities for
coffee.ldeal opportunity for converting
into rural B&B retreat. Call 776 6326 or
celphone 98991770- Construction area:
House: 116.26 m2; Services: 16.58 m2;
Storage: 42.37 m2; Garage 25.20 m2:
Total: 200.41
Property for Sale in Tatumbla
Located in rural area, 10,777.71 varas
cuadradas. Access by paved road. Call
776-6326 or 9899 1770

Santa Lucia: Just 20 minutes from Tegus
on the road to Valley of Angles, live in a
near prefect climate year round day time
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-
rooms 9 bath rooms 5 kitchens and one
stroage building with bathroom.
The large house has 6 bedrooms and
4 bathrooms large living room, fireplace
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
house with 2 bedroom and 1 bath. All
buildings are in good condition ready to
move in. there is city water and we also
have a 20,000 water storage facility.
There are 18 building lots in addition to
the houses and apartmentsthat have been
platted and surveyed. All lots have fantastic
views of the city.
This is a great property for developers,
church retreat or mission compound.
Great buy at $499,000 the lots alone are
worth the entire price. Call George US.#
336-506-7503 cell 321-624-3894 hondu-
ras call Lucio 3354-9657.

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
in five years at 10% peryearand the rest in
cash to make a total price of US $90,000.
See pictures at www.coffeefarm.
synthasite.com If interested please
call at (504) 9952-7504 or
email: srpenergy@yahoo.com

Price Reduction/ Best Offer
For Sale by Owner
Located in Siguatepeque, Honduras
Central America 2 12 manzanas, a mod-
ern, beautiful home that has approx.
2,500 sq. ft. in it, has fabulous view of
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
ft walled in area around the house and
flower garden, and designated prop-
erty outside the wall or $300,000.00
for all. Price negotiable. Only serious
buyers need to call or email.
E-mail for ohtos of the house:
or call: 011-504-9666-1885

Beautiful Property for Sale
8.7 manzanas. 4800 ft. above sea
level; pastures, pines, coffee, water all
year; two watersheds, pumping sta-
tion, water storage 4,000 gallons. ONE
4 HOUSES: Main house= 2 floors,
2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large liv-
ing room/library, dining room, office,
pantry, kitchen with stove, refrigera-
tor, mahogany cabinets. Laundry area,
maid's quarters, one car garage; terrace
with magnificent view, outdoor BBQ
plus wood stove. 2 telephone lines.
2nd HOUSE: Porch, large living room,
large dining room, small TV room,
breakfast room, study; 3 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, large kitchen, laundry
court, basketball court doubles as park-
ing. Mahogany doors and exposed
3rd HOUSE: 2 room apartment, kitch-
enette, full bath.
Masters Kitchen: large entertain-
ment area, bar, tables seat 20-24 for
dinner; circular fireplace for grill, rotis-
serie; fryer, griddle, charcoal oven; cool
room, chest freezer, stove, refrigerator,
many cooking items, some glassware.
Always used for private events.

Other buildings: tool shed, guardhouse,
kennels, pump house.
DEVELOPMENT: Boarding school,
church retreat, rehab center, club, B &
B, others.
Available: July 2009. On old North
Coast Hwy., Durazno; visible from bus
stop, large yellow buses. Engineers say
road will be paved 2009.

PHONE: (504) 224-4223. Give full
name, and phone. We will contact
you for visit, to present owners.
Only serious buyers need to call.
No further details by phone.
E-mail: emre30252@yahoo.com

Large Lot on Utila Island for Sale
Or with partial trade for late model double
cabin diesel pickup truck or SUV
For more information contact us to:
Phones: 011-504-9666-1885

For Sale in Utila
Utila Bay Islands Across from the Cayes
Beachfront Lots and Seaview
Lots protected by Reef.
Common Dock with 7 feet water.
Also 3 Story House with Boat Slip
Boat Slips also available for all lots.

Enquire Honduras 98559391 Carlos
USA- 1-2394824596- Oly
Email ulliebo@aol.com

For Sale in Colonia
Lomas del Guijarro

Beautiful apartment, panoramic view,
security, pool, social area, 3 bedrooms,
garden. US$225,000
Beautiful House in Colonia Lomas del
Guijarro, pool, panoramic view, sauna,
garden, 4 bedrooms. US$360,000
Please contact us to phones:
(504)239-4995, 263-1456,
We have more apartments and
houses for sale and rent.
E.mail: ceciliadpp@hotmail.com or


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
SIn 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

Importadores y Exportadores

S. de R.L. de C.v
We are suppliers of all kind of water
purifiers and filters for home, industrial
and commercial use. Maintenance
Desalinization for boats, yacht and

We give you service in your home
anywhere in the country.
Accessible prices.
Tel: (504) 9800-3829


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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Organized, bilingual admin assistant
needed for fast paced real estate
office in Sandy Bay, Roatan. Long
term commitment only
Applicants must have the below:
-Honduran citizenship or working resi-
dency card if non-Honduran
-Be a self starter and can manage their
own to do list
-Great organizational skills
-Be able to type fast and accurately
-Good written and spoken English gram-
-Enjoy interacting with people from many
different cultures
-Speak passable Spanish
-Be flexible and willing to learn new skills
-Be technically adept
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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



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I ."'' 9 Ocean view units
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We also sell export packaging material and luxury cars.
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"Horizonte Condos"
A new way of living: excellent view and location, combined with the
independence and commodity of a residence.
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 Basilica de Suyapa. Two spacious condos
available starting at $ 185,000.00

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