LETTER FROM AMERICAN COMPANY OPERATING IN HONDURAS TO THE US AMBASSADOR
El Pez Volador S.A. de C. V.
July 20, 2009
The Honorable Hugo Llorens,
Dear Mr. Ambassador:
As a foreign investor here in Honduras, I am compelled to write you about the stance of the U.S. government regarding the transition of authority in Honduras. I am concerned that the policy goals of the U.S. government diverge radically from the interests of American investors here in Honduras and from American interests in the region. These policies adversely affect Hondurans from every walk of life.
In short, if Zelaya is allowed to return to power with Chavez supporting him, we see NO future for American investment here and all of the investments made here by both private citizens and the US government over the last decades will have been wasted. We implore you to stand and protect our interests as well as those of the majority of Hondurans that support this action. Specifically, we ask that you:
1. Publicly work to have Washington recognize the new government of President Micheletti.
2. Publicize the clear and obvious involvement of known communists and enemies of the United States, Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega in attempting to destroy democracy in Honduras, as they are doing in their countries.
3. Publicize the abundant information regarding Zelayaâ€™s unprecedented corruption and criminal activity.
4.Stop threatening Honduras business people and politicians that their US Visas will be rescinded if they donâ€™t support the US position.
5.Lift the travel warning for the Bay Islands immediately, and the rest of the Honduras as soon as possible.
6.Travel to Roatan to meet with the American investment community early next week to explain the US position.
Please know that we deeply concerned about the pathetic response of the US Government to what has happened in our adopted home, and that we are ready and proud to stand with the majority of Hondurans in defending democracy.