Honduras celebrates 200 years as an independent country this year! I still remember when I had a chance to participate in the bicentennial celebration in 1976 in the USA. I am not a US citizen, but I was there for the US bicentennial as part of the tall ship parade up the Hudson River on July 4, 1976.
The Monroe Doctrine President James Monroe, the fifth president of the USA established a long-lasting policy by creating the Monroe Doctrine. Monroe was president between 1817 and 1825. His Monroe Doctrine, which was first declared in 1823 during a speech before the USA Congress, states that the United States will not tolerate interference by European […]
Honduras is well known as a Banana Republic. For some time, it was the Worlds largest banana producer and exporter. However, the two main companies that played a role in this endeavor eclipsed smaller, but not less important producers such as the Cuyamel Fruit Company.
There are many interesting tales from a Banana Republic that are worth sharing. Today, our tales from a Banana Republic go back to the early twentieth century. Frederick William Hahneman was one of the executives at the Trujillo Railroad company. His son, Bill Hahneman hijacked Eastern Airlines in 1972 and demanded to be brought to Honduras.
In 1860, a group of Islanders requested the assistance of William Walker to help them resist the transfer of the Bay Islands from the UK to Honduras. They told him that the islanders would support him in resistance against becoming part of Honduras. Walker readily agreed and rounded up a group of mercenaries to accompany his new adventure.
I recently wrote a post regarding the Bay Islands Colonial Flag. My friend, Dr. John from Utila brought to my attention that the flag had elements that are also found in the flag of the colonial flag of British Honduras. Thus, I have been doing some research and here is what I have found.[themify_hr border_width=”1″ […]
Ok, I accept the fact that I got curious about this one! Was there a Miskito Coast Protectorate flag? It seemed only logical that if the Bay Islands Colony had a flag under British Rule, that the Miskito coast would have a flag too! So, I made an investigation to see if there was a Miskito Coast Protectorate Flag. And guess what? There was one indeed!
Did you know that there was a Bay Islands flag? If you answer is no, do not worry, I did not know either! This week I was in Utila and stopped by the Buccaneer bar and grill for lunch before taking the Utila Dream ferry back to La Ceiba. There were several new items in the décor, and one stuck out. A Union Jack flag with a weird coat of arms in the middle of it.
Wilson Popenoe was an American Botanist and Agricultural scientist. He was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1892, and by 1913 he was already living in Central America. He came to the region as an agent for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dr. Popenoe loved the area so much, that he stayed in Central America for the rest of his life.