Of all of the blogs that came to life, either newly created, or revived, as a result of the June 28 coup d’etat in Honduras, one stands out, particularly for English language readers: Honduras Oye, and Machetera highly recommends that you add it to your bookmark collection.
Sure, Al Giordano’s got good stuff, if you can get past the predictable carping about journalists and others who don’t measure up, and you don’t wonder too much about his new fascination with Serbians, and Eva Golinger is a firecracker and there is the added benefit that you can practice your Spanish along with her, and hey finally Machetera’s not the only one translating Latin American news any more (who knew translating would become a competitive sport?), but where Honduras Oye really steps ahead is that it hoovers up everything that might possibly be relevant to the unfolding political situation, from both English and Spanish language sources, and selects the most relevant stuff for the day.
It’s no easy task, digesting that quantity of information, as Machetera knows all too well. Machetera also wouldn’t be surprised if the blog isn’t bookmarked at the State Department as well – the bullshit detector at Honduras Oye is unsurpassed. If they want to know whether the spin is working, they can find out in five seconds at Honduras Oye. For instance, Honduras Oye was the only blog that caught the significance of Hugo Llorens “chat” with the resistance. And when hcvanalysis gets down to actually analyzing, they’re right on target, incisive, funny…well, this is starting to sound like an infomercial. But really, check it out. You won’t regret it.