More on the Honduran elections

Dear all,

I said a couple of weeks ago that I was reading David Copperfield, the Dickens classic, which I have been enjoying immensely. Mainly because of the style and flow of the writing; rich, compelling, strong characters, and a strong storyline. I also like it because of the social commentary of treatment of treatment. Dickens, who was obviously known for bringing the plight of kids in the Victorian age to the surface, gained a lot of respect from this. Not only for literates, but also from people who were culpable of treating children with disdain.

Honduras needs a figure much like it now.

In the Honduran elections, which take place in two weeks time (I’m fed up of the bunting and posters littering the Tegucigalpa streets, especially of the guy who is running to be a deputy in Liberal Party, Gabo, who in my opinion looks the cross between a pervert and a drunk), not one candidate has talked about what they will do to help street kids or vulnerable people. Libre, Liberal and National Party. It’s a serious issue to the country. The plight of Honduran street youth. The indifference. I guess it’s not in the plans or not a serious issue for these rich folks, whether they classify themselves as left-wing, right-wing, socialist, communist, traditional, patriotic or demanding change. Youth is ignored, and the culture is corruption. I fear the result of these elections, whichever way it goes. It’s a massive shame, because the people, like always, deserve better. As always, it will be left to IHNFA (an under-staffed and under-resourced government department), as well as NGOs to pick up the pieces.

About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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