[Marxism] Honduras: Curfew costing economy $50 million a day

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 21:55:10 MDT 2009


Indicating the pressures on Honduras and its business class - that need a
resolution to the conflict.

Honduras Curfew Costs Economy $50 Million Daily, Canahuati Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=aIaSk8ZyU6RY
<http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=aIaSk8ZyU6RY#>

By Blake Schmidt and Andres R. Martinez

Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Honduras’s nationwide curfew is costing the Central
American nation’s economy $50 million a day, said Jesus Canahuati, vice
president of the nation’s chapter of the Business Council of Latin America.

The country’s $14.1 billion economy has lost up to $200 million in
investment since the military ousted Manuel
Zelaya<http://search.bloomberg.com/search?q=Manuel+Zelaya&site=wnews&client=wnews&proxystylesheet=wnews&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&filter=p&getfields=wnnis&sort=date:D:S:d1>from
office on June 28, Canahuati said in a telephone interview today.

“Those are numbers that aren’t sustainable in Honduras,” Canahuati said from
San Pedro Sula. “We’re a poor country, and many people won’t eat if there’s
no work.”

Acting President Roberto
Micheletti<http://search.bloomberg.com/search?q=Roberto+Micheletti&site=wnews&client=wnews&proxystylesheet=wnews&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&filter=p&getfields=wnnis&sort=date:D:S:d1>ordered
a military- enforced curfew on Sept. 21 when Zelaya snuck back into
Honduras and took shelter at the Brazilian Embassy in the capital.
Micheletti said he imposed the curfew after Zelaya supporters surrounded the
embassy and “incited” violence.

The government lifted the curfew for six hours today so Hondurans could
replenish food and fuel supplies. Hondurans in the capital rushed to line up
at banks, supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies, leading the
government’s commerce minister to ask for “patience” from Hondurans as
stores reopen.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andres
Martinez<http://search.bloomberg.com/search?q=Andres+Martinez&site=wnews&client=wnews&proxystylesheet=wnews&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&filter=p&getfields=wnnis&sort=date:D:S:d1>in
Mexico City at
amartinez28 at bloomberg.net


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