Honduran Embassy Shenanigans.

In comments to this post, B* Woodman III suggested e-mailing the Honduran Embassy in Washington in order to express, and have passed along, my support for the Honduran people and their interim government in their courageous stand against basically the entire world in support of their Constitution and liberty.

Never one to just blindly follow instructions (no offense B*), I decided to google the e-mail address he gave to make sure it was valid and to see what I could see about the embassy.

Well…it turns out that, following ousted President Zelaya’s removal from office, at his urging, the State Department revoked the Visa of the sitting ambassador (who had been appointed to that office by Zelaya himself just 9 months before) for supporting the actions of the Honduran Government.

In his stead, Zelaya named his Private Secretary as the new and improved Honduran Ambassador to the US.

Interestingly, the State Department still lists the legitimate ambassador on their informational web site.

The new faux ambassador, appointed to the office by a man who is no longer the President, apparently created a new embassy web site dedicated to supporting would be dictator Zelaya and condemning the actions of the Honduran Congress, Supreme Court and Interim government.

JULY 17, 2009, WASHINGTON, D.C- The Embassy of Honduras in the United States announces the launch of its new website at: www.hondurasemb.wordpress.com. This is the official website of the constitutionally elected government of Honduras, represented by President Manuel Zelaya.

It’s apparently changed since then to just http://hondurasemb.org.

At any rate, I don’t think letters of support to the Honduran people will reach their intended audience if sent to the Honduran Embassy in Washington.

I’m looking for a good place to send such letters because it seems to me like it would be a good idea, but no luck so far. I’ll update if I find anything. If anyone else has some info on how to contact the legitimate government of Honduras, please leave it in the comments or e-mail me and I’ll update this post with it.

*Corrected. Duh.

3 thoughts on “Honduran Embassy Shenanigans.

  1. OOppss. My bad. I asked "out there" for a way to show support to Honduras, and got this from another reputable site. I didn't do my own research on it before passing it along through you. My apologies.

    B (not Bill) Woodman

  2. No worries. It wouldn't have done any harm to send an e-mail to them, it just probably wouldn't have had the desired effect.

    And I apologize about the name thing. I don't know what I was thinking (apparently I wasn't). You've commented here enough that I should have known better.

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