Monday, June 29, 2009

Political Instability!

So the last couple of days here have been interesting... Starting Saturday, we were put on standfast, which means we can't leave our city. Sunday was the big day to vote on the "Cuarta Urna" which was a controversial topic. I'm still not really sure exactly what it was, I think it was a survey on whether or not the people would want to change the constitution so that the president could run two terms back to back. Right now the law says that they can only run one term. So the supreme court determined that it was illegal to have this vote, and the president continued anyways. Which leads to Sunday morning, he was arrested or taken away forcefully by armed men to Costa Rica. In his absence yesterday, the head of congress was named president, because he was next in line. So we weren't allowed to leave our residences yesterday, and we had a country wide curfew from 9pm to 6am. We also have the curfew again tonight, and we have instructions to not leave our site until tuesday. I had a doctors appointment scheduled in Tegucigalpa (the capital) for Wednesday and it looks like I'm not going to be able to go. I will have my sty for the rest of my life!! There was also a protest going on today downtown. We're just staying in our house and avoiding people! What an exciting life it is here!

3 comments:

Justin said...

We are praying for your safety. Please keep us updated!

Shannon said...

BE CAREFUL!!! Kalin and berto - we miss you both.

Mama to 2 Ukrainians! said...

Lifting you up in prayer in SC!