The Hayes Zoo

Our Purpose

- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.

- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.

- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.

- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Coup de villa ....

Well, as most people have probably heard by now, the anticipated military coup has indeed come to pass here in Honduras. The former president was arrested early this morning and taken out of the country, and the former head of congress, Roberto Micheletti, has been named his replacement, following the provision of the Honduran constitution . This, at this point, would appear to be the end of a drama that has been escalating here the past couple weeks.

We are all ok here; the power was shut off throughout the country this morning, but is back on now. There are reports of major roads being closed this morning and some military action, but for the most part things have been quiet and tranquil. The US embassy this morning encouraged Americans living in Honduras to stay home and avoid disturbances and protests, but so far things have the appearance of blowing over and quieting down.

A very good link - albeit in Spanish - is the Honduran newspaper El Heraldo, linked here. Another good link is La Gringa, an American living in La Ceiba (a city on the coast of Honduras) who has more time than I do to keep her blog updated with the latest news.

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