The last couple weeks have been pretty crazy. (Ex?)President Zelaya snuck back into the country at the end of September and has been holed up in the Brazilian Embassy since. As a result the entire country was placed on a 24hr per day curfew that lasted three days. It was awful. No one left their houses and some of my neighbors who actually did leave to go to the emergency clinic were stopped by the police and only let go after explaining their health situation. The airports and borders were closed for a couple days but I was finally able to leave for my vacation after my flight being cancelled three times.
I had a great couple days in DC before getting sick and ended up having to stay two extra weeks until I got better. While I was there five constitutional human rights were suspended in Honduras until after the November elections and when I got back to Honduras last week I found out that the rest of the school year had been cancelled as well. School was supposed to end at the end of November and after already missing two or three months of class due to strikes, students started vacation last Friday. Micheletti decided that every student across the entire nation would pass every class, whether or not they had been passing throughout the year.
This leaves a couple projects on hold until school starts again in February but I’m planning more events with my girls group so they aren’t as bored during vacation. We’re also going to have some more meetings at the health center, which will be coming just in time since we have several pregnant girls, 14 and 15, in our pregnant women’s group. Every time I try to get some new projects going, the political situation escalates so I’m just hopeful that after the elections everything will calm down and we can get back to our normal lives.