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Jeff Dunsavage's Blog – December 2010 Archive (7)

In Search of Celebrities Who Care

From the day my brother, Joe Dunsavage, disappeared in Honduras until today, hardly a day passes that someone doesn't say, "Have you tried getting help from Oprah?"

We've tried loads of celebrities, and the problem is that they all are surrounded by layers of gatekeepers. The closest I managed to get to anyone was Jimmy Buffett's manager's assistant. I want to try a different tack now by tapping the social media…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 31, 2010 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Reporters Without Borders Demand Honduran Investigation into Murder

Reporters Without Borders has asked the Honduran government to carry out an "impartial and effective" investigation into the murder of reporter Henry Suazo. The slaying brings to 10 the number of journalists murdered this year in Honduras, the press freedom group said. Read full… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Interesting Take on Trends in Costa Rica

The following is reprinted with permission from Costa Rica Krav Maga:

Several announcements have been made by the U.S. government in the past few months stating Mexican cartels are moving into Costa Rica. Why? Maybe as a result of stepped up policing in other countries. This includes crackdowns on known air trafficking routes and a much more aggressive Cost Guard. This has resulted in increased overland…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 30, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

10th Journalist This Year Murdered in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA — Unidentified gunmen shot and killed radio reporter Henry Suazo, the 10th journalist to be killed this…

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 29, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Taken Hostage and Robbed on Roatan

From a Dec. 15, 2010, post on Lonely Planet: We were recently taken hostage at gunpoint, held captive for 5-6 hours and had all our possessions stolen on beautiful Roatan Island, Honduras. Read Full Post

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 18, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Selling Snow Birds on Honduras

A Canadian developer who made millions on porn has big plans for an impoverished, and angry, fishing village. Who's buying? Highlights:

  • North American baby boomers have proven to have a boundless appetite for vacation or retirement homes in sunny, cheap places that aren't too wracked by crime or war. It's been a global windfall for many other countries, and now the people who run Honduras want a…

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 16, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Canadian Murdered While Boating in Honduras; Daughter Rescued

A Canadian tourist was murdered after a gang of men swarmed his small yacht in Honduras, but relatives said his daughter managed to escape the assailants unharmed. Milan Egrmajer, 58, was shot and killed in front of his daughter Myda, 24, on Thursday night aboard his sailing yacht Adena as it lay anchored in a small cove on the Caribbean coast of northern Honduras. Myda called Honduran authorities soon after her father was killed, but police lost contact with her and feared for her safety. But… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on December 5, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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