This week I read in the news about Nas Daily in Honduras. He made a video about his experience in Honduras. The video title is “The Label Trap”. In three short minutes, Nas Daily addresses the fact that as humans we love to put labels on everything. Most of the times, these labels affect many people and even entire countries.
The New York Times recently published an article with the title of “Inside Gang Territory in Honduras”. While I must say that it adequately portrays the difficult life of Hondurans in neighborhoods where gangs reign, it does not reflect the everyday life of most people in Honduras.
I must note that the Day of the Americas and Labor Day are always moved to the following Monday. This with the intention of allowing a long weekend. The October Holiday, known as Feriado Morazanico is actually the result of joining three holidays in October.
Easter Week 2019 in Honduras is coming up and it is the busiest holiday season. Because of this, it is always important to plan ahead of your trip and make sure that you have all the proper reservations. One thing is for sure. Everyplace outside the big cities will be full!
If you are on the island on a Sunday, make sure you visit the Roatan Island Microbrewery. Not only will you enjoy some great beer, but it seems like that atmosphere here can be lots of fun! There are a couple of bars on the island that are serving some samples of this locally brewed beer.
The Marina Copan Convention Center opened its doors and hosted its first event earlier this month. This is a fantastic venue that opens many different possibilities for Copan. There is no doubt that this convention center, together with the new highway, is the beginning of a new and very bright future for Copan Ruinas!
IHCAFE, the Honduran Institute of Coffee celebrated the Honduras National Barista Contest in Tegucigalpa this past weekend. The event is a celebration to the excellent quality of coffee that Honduras produces. This is the eighth consecutive year that this celebration takes place in Honduras.
Early last year, Danny Glover, one of Hollywood’s most outstanding African American actors was in La Ceiba. He came to the inaugural event for the new City Mayor, Jerry Sabio. Other regular visitors to Honduras include Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones.
Many people talk about Central America’s gangs. Some US politicians claim that dangerous gang members are traveling in caravans from Honduras and pose a threat to the USA. But how did Central America’s gangs come to be? Why did they grow so big and become an organized criminal network? How did the Central American states allow this to happen?
Ramon Amaya Amador is Olanchito´s favorite son. You walk into the park and there is a bust of him in the most important area of the park. The city´s famous library is named after him. Within the library, you can find a large mural that includes him as part of the History of Honduras. So, I asked myself who is this so-called Ramon Amaya Amador?