The Honduras tourism minister suggests tourists should not visit the country under the current governing regime.
Honduras (WiredPRNews.com) – The minister of tourism in Honduras is telling tourists to stay away due to problems under the country’s current governing regime. As reported by TIME, Ricardo Martinez recently remarked after showing a video at a convention, which showcased a clash between police and individuals who support ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya in the capital, that the current conditions there do not warrant tourist travel.
Martinez is quoted by TIME as stating, “I’d like to tell everyone to come to Honduras, and that it’s a tranquil place and everything is beautiful, but you think I’d be successful with that message? Of course not.”
Martinez is further quoted as stating of the present issues, “We are still a state without individual guarantees. The police can come into your house without court order, you can be arrested without reason, and there’s no freedom of movement… I’m not saying I am encouraging travel to Honduras, because I have shown you that the situation [for tourism] does not exist. But what I am saying is please don’t forget us, because we are going to solve this crisis and once we do, we are really going to need your help.”
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