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  •  Where did you find out about this? (4+ / 0-)

    I lived in Tela from 1994 to 1996 and I try to get back every year.  I have a lot of friends I keep up with there, but I hadn't heard anything about it.
    I don't see anything wrong with amending the constitution to give the president 2 terms--at least not in itself; but the amendment, if it goes through, should not apply to the president in office at the time.
    I was pretty happy when Zelaya won, since I think Pepe whatever-his-name-was would have been worse.  I know--not a ringing endorsement, but progress is slow.  We all have to take a hand if Honduras is going to get ahead.
    And while we're on that subject, I'll be self serving and ask your advice about something.  I've started a small (really small: like I'm the only one) non-profit to send American teachers to Tela to work at one of the small bilingual schools in town, and then pay their wages while they're there so the school doesn't have to.  For every teacher I can support, the school saves $2-300 a month.
    But as I said, I'm doing this myself, and I'm stiull learning.  Any advice on where to find people or groups interested in Honduras who might want to contribute would be most helpful, or if you know of any young, adventurous gringos who might want to teach there, please pass them along to this site:
    www.bista.org

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    by Mumphrey on Fri Jun 26, 2009 at 05:21:23 PM PDT

    •  Hey that's cool (3+ / 0-)
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      mariachi mama, la urracca, Lujane

      I actually found out about this through a Garifuna listserv. If you go to La Prensa there's tons of stuff.

      I think Zelaya was pretty good up to now, although Celeo wasn't happy about him not keeping any campaign promises to the Garifuna community. It's just the timing that seems weird, and as I said in another post, nobody in that govt escapes suspicion.

      That's so cool about your nonprofit. Why don't you make a Facebook page too? I think there must be some grants out there for this - try the Foundation Center, which is based in NY but has offices in other parts of the country as well. I'd also reach out to a local church, maybe they could have a fundraiser and/or have some young people who could raise their own money through the church to go.

      Right now, the Kellog Foundation is prioritizing Afrodescendent communities in Latin America, so if you have a number of Garifuna students in the schools you might be able to write a grant proposal for them.

      I have such a love/hate relationship with Honduras. Hate the power structure/love the people.  

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