The Great Writer.

Ramon Amaya Amador, was born in Olanchito in the department of Yoro (https://lempiratimes.com/2021/01/11/olanchito/). After being educated in La Ceiba, he laboured on the banana plantations of the northern Caribbean coast of Honduras. He published his first work in the year 1939. Amaya became a journalist in 1941 for El Atlántico (The Atlantic), a La Ceiba newspaper. In October 1943 he founded a weekly magazine in OlanchitoContinue reading “The Great Writer.”

“A man, not afraid to die.”

José Francisco Morazán Quezada (born: Tegucigalpa, October 3rd, 1792 – died: San José de Costa Rica, September 15th, 1842), was a Honduran military official and politician who ruled the Federal Republic of Central America during the turbulent period of 1830 to 1839. He rose to fame after his victory at the Battle of La Trinidad,Continue reading ““A man, not afraid to die.””

The Garifuna communities of Tela.

Tela, boasts seven Garifuna communities (see article: https://lempiratimes.com/2020/02/23/tela-caribbean-delight/). They are better known locally as Los Morenales. ‘Moreno‘ – interestingly, means to be ‘bronzed’ in Spain. A moreno or morena is a person of slightly darker, bronzed skin. Notably those from the hot south – Andalusia. Here in Honduras, a moreno is a kinder, more respectfulContinue reading “The Garifuna communities of Tela.”

Honduran Hero.

I recall summiting one particular gargantuan hilltop within the Mount Celaque region of Lempira department, western Honduras. A waterfall erupted majestically from across the deep gorge lying between the opposite mountain and I. Filled with admiration, it was like gazing at a never-ending oil painting – I myself, could simply not believe the number ofContinue reading “Honduran Hero.”