Veiled slander?

October 8, 2009

Honduras talks start, police disperse protesters

Foreign ministers and the head of the Organization of American States are overseeing the highest-level dialogue in the coffee-growing nation since Zelaya was bundled into exile at gunpoint three months ago, but a solution to the crisis seemed distant.

In your article today, I believe your comment about Honduras being a coffee growing nation was a veiled slander that typically reads ¨Banana republic¨.

Your comments are gratuitous and your reporting is sloppy and shallow. Reuters can do better.


Perhaps you are reading too much into this. I believe when we said “coffee-growing nation” we meant that Honduras is a nation that grows coffee: GBU Editor

Honduras’ ousted President Manuel Zelaya reads bible before meeting with Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza and OAS chancellors inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, October 7, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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Reuters isn’t very veiled. If they had meant Banana Republic, they would have said “banana growing nation” ;-).

Honduras, a small nation, became the world’s eleventh largest coffee producer in 2000.

Posted by Jim Jacobs | Report as abusive

After reading the lop sided reports about the Honduran situation I have concluded I can not trust ANYTHING reported by Reuters.
I have friends who have actually seen the Zelaya supporters destroying property, setting fires and in one case shooting one of their own people for the Chavez TV cameras. Zelaya is a madman wearing his hat lined with foil to ward off the death rays from the Israilies. Out of 7 million Citizens in Honduras there are a few thousand supporters. Most all of us know he is a liar and is putting on a show for the idiot press. Micheletti will go down in history with Morizan. Not headstrong, but stalwart in his support of Freedom for his Country.

Posted by Russ | Report as abusive

I just looked at the picture of Mel reading the Bible and realized he has to be reading Revelations. I hope he realizes this is “the end time for him” ! Unless he is deluded into thinking he is the AntiChrist.

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Dear Sirs:
I have read this report and also the other report by oyur journalist “Jack Daniels”. I have expected more impartial journalism from this publication. Not once is a mention done of the public threats made by Zelaya and his supporters to call for death, restitution insurrection and the abolition of the Honduran constitution. Never is there a mention of the threats made by Zelaya´s sponsor,HUGO CHAVEZ to invade our country or of the infiltrated armed men sent in airplanes to destabilize the government and install a communist government by abolishing the constitution. mayne your journalists could venture a bit out of the hotels and ask for the nother side of the story. Maybe they have an idea of socialism more like a Kennedy democrat instead of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. Maybe “Jack Daniels” should go to make a report of the situation OVER THERE…….

Posted by H.E. GUERRERO | Report as abusive

I’m very disappointed in the quality of the Reuters articles about the crisis in Honduras. The experience of following this situation so closely in the US media has given me new pause about accepting anything that Reuters and other media report, as much of what I have read from your organization goes directly against trusted sources on the ground in Honduras.

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