Friday, October 30, 2009

U.S. embassy restarts tourist visa service in Honduras

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa announced today it would begin issuing non-immigrant tourist visas to Hondurans again.

U.S. Visa service was suspended after June 28 to pressure Hondurans to resolve their political issues. On top of that they canceled (canceled!) the U.S. visas of dozens of officials in the interim Micheletti administration and other notable Hondurans who supported the fast-track impeachment that took place. The cantankerous Gringos at the State Department even canceled President Micheletti's visa! ...Gurl...

You have to understand: for Hondurans having a U.S. visa in their passport is the holy grail! It's like having one of those Black American Express cards. It means: if at any moment I snap and just cannot for another millisecond deal with third world bullsh_t anymore, I can hop on a plane to Miami or L.A. and leave it all behind (maybe even for good). It's an escape clause in the sometimes not so enviable "contract" of being a Honduran.

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