Posts Tagged ‘Mario Canahuati’

Mexico and Chile normalize relations with Honduras

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

[Translation of an article from Excelsior of Mexico City for July 31, 2010.]

Tegucigalpa, July 31 – The government of Honduras today celebrated the re-establishment

Mario Canahuati and Hillary Clinton

of diplomatic relations with Mexico, broken as a result of the coup d’état against then-President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, 2009.

“We have to feel glad, happy, very happy,” Honduran foreign minister Mario Canahuati told reporters as he confirmed that the Mexican government had announced today the decision to normalize relations with Honduras, whose government is headed by Porfirio Lobo.

The government of Mexico stated today that it had instructed its ambassador to Honduras to return to Tegucigalpa early next week.

The government of Chile, which had also suspended relations with Honduras, announced a similar move yesterday, which Lobo described simply as “very positive” for the good relations that have existed with the people and the government of Chile. (more…)

The richest man in the world to come to Honduras

Monday, July 26th, 2010

[Translation of an article from Revistazo of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, for July 25.]

Tegucigalpa – Foreign minister Mario Canahuati said yesteday that former United States President Bill Clinton and the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim, will come to Honduras to participate in an event to promote investment.  The event, called the  Relanzamiento de Honduras como País Atractivo para la Inversión [Relaunching Honduras as an Attractive Country for Investment] will be held in San Pedro Sula next November 4 and 5.

The foreign minister made the announcement during a meeting with the diplomatic corps in which he asked ambassadors to spread the word about opportunites the government is providing for foreign investments.

He asked them to get in contact with the businessmen of their countries so they can visit Honduras and confirm that the country is an attractive place for investments.

He also asked them for help in the development of economic and investment fairs since the government seeks to “raise the spirits of Hondurans in order to move toward what could be an alternative development and improvement in our fellow citizens’  living conditions.”

The governnment is counting on 20 million dollars of support from the Inter-American Development Bank to launch the project, Canahuati declared.

The World Bank is  expected to contribute a similar amount in hopes that Honduras will regain the position in the region that it once held.

Carlos Slim is a Mexican businessman involved in telecommunications who, according to Forbes magazine, is the richest man in the world.