Trip to Honduras
In general, all the countries of Central America are very similar to each other, and even before, there was no division, there was one large colony. Someone richer, some poorer. Now there are a lot of independent states. Honduras has managed to distinguish the fact that there are no volcano.
Still here a few years ago there was a most amusing story of the president. Manuel Zelaya, the former president, decided to stay for another term. His desire is complicated by the fact that the Constitution prohibits not only be re-elected, but even expressed his intention to re-elect the president.
Then Zelaya decided to cheat and to hold a referendum in which the people find out, whether the citizens agree that on November 29 during the general election in the polling stations will deliver another ballot box to the voters expressed their decision on the convocation of the Constituent Assembly to draft a new Constitution. The citizens agreed, but did not like the local Churov. He confiscated all the papers and put them on the air base. Zelaya personally led a crowd of his supporters, who took by storm the air base, where the confiscated materials were to capture them and to hold a referendum at all costs.
It all ended for the wily president unexpectedly - in the morning his palace was surrounded by the military, took him by the collar, put on a plane and said, "Fly!" ... flew Zelaya to Costa Rica. Then in Panama, Mexico, in general, went traveling and looking for the truth. From the house it still kicked the military. Such treatment of the presidents did not like the United Nations and its neighbors. Everyone began to resent and even presented to the authorities of Honduras an ultimatum that if Zelaya is not reinstated, the Honduras expelled from their lists of the Organization of American States. Honduras was not upset and he went everywhere. This greatly aggravated the economic situation in the country.
The money was not enough and the new president was unable to pay public sector wages. Teachers do not pay 4 months, for example. Last week reduced 500 doctors, which caused discontent among the population. The new president did not hesitate to fall with the family for the Christmas holidays in the United States. Prifigel people. It is possible that on his return he, too, will take the collar, put on a plane and say, "Fly!"
Going from Nicaragua to the border of Honduras. The road is good.
Here is such a cheerful truck. Move with all the amenities!
The police in Nicaragua using our semerochki.
The eruption of the volcano of San Cristobal in Nicaragua has not yet begun. The volcano spat ash cloud and so far does not show special activity.
While maximum inconvenience that gives the volcano the locals - is ash. All trees, houses and gray machine. Evacuation until postponed.
The children from the home bird walk down the street.
The border with Honduras free. Few cars. All procedure took about an hour. In Nicaragua, no exit stamps do not put only $ 2 and take everything.
Here is the border post in Honduras - just a table and a woman collects profiles under a palm tree. Do not ask, do not check anything ...
On the border of rickshaws on duty, they carry people across the bridge.
In Honduras, the poorest in Central America road. Horrible pit. The average speed of the capital was 30-40 km per hour.
The children sleep with sand pits and require money from drivers. For the first time I see this way of begging.
peppered with sand from one well to another and stop the machine.
In Honduras, beautiful.
The capital - Tegucigalpa.
The city looks pretty rich.
The slums, where it is better not to go.
In Honduras are active Mexican drug cartels fighting for control of the cocaine transiting from Colombia to the United States. In 2009, the number of people killed in the crossfire of drug dealers has reached 1,600 people
Dalmatians. Really I have not seen this breed.
In Honduras, elections are held and the whole country hung with political advertising.
especially local political advertisements that the candidate number is crossed. This is a hint at where it is necessary to put a cross. At first I thought it rivals indulge candidate, and no. We all crossed a room.
At the crossroads of street performers entertain the drivers fire show.
Autobank, just like in the US. Very handy thing, waiting for such there will be with us.
The whole city izgazhen some inscriptions. I'm not exaggerating, all walls spray-painted houses.
The rich regions are not interesting - all behind high fences with barbed wire and electricity.
Local zatsepery. Clung to the bus, call in to the mountain, and then roll down.
In Honduras, well, pine, just like we do.
We continue our tour - I'm in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. From Panama, I drove 2000 km, there is still more than half. Despite the fact that all the cities of Central Asia seem to be very similar to each other, the differences are still there. For example, I have never seen so many people with weapons, both in the capital of Honduras. Here, even the entrance to McDonald necessarily protects man with a gun!
The whole city looks like this:
or so. Most people live in small brick sheds.
There is nothing particularly interesting is not on the streets. Boring walls and all. Only brightens a little relief is solid brick disheartening.
Sometimes, though, the remnants of colonial luxury meet.
But they are drowning in the sea of brick sheds.
The central streets restored.
Guess Whose embassy?
Some streets resemble Asian cities.
The poor suburbs.
On the mountain advertising Coca-Cola. In the city network heap of eateries, shopping centers and hotels. Only the soul is not.
Social advertising. Some slurred attempt to get people to throw garbage separately. In general it looks quite strange, considering the fact that the city - is one big dump.
But in a lot of police. The form of local police is very unsightly, if not for the weather and stripes, one might think that this is just the wipers or porters.
The picture is completed by the military. They are on every corner.
Log in to any store where the cashier can theoretically be the sum of more than $ 100, police man with a gun.
Login to the diner. The guard at the same time open the door to visitors.
The majority of the guards of several types of weapons. The impression that they are in some kind of computer game.
At the crossroads full of life! A lot of people something to offer, washing machine glass, sells newspapers, begging.
Girls handing out candy and invited to some religious festival.
By the evening, sent to San Pedro Sula, in the north of the country. The road is good, new.
They built it last year. Everywhere transitions ... beauty.
Surprisingly, 100 km to the destination road ends. Here there are boys with buckets. They poured the dusty pit with water and call a driver for it.
There's time, the country is preparing for elections ...