Prior to our arrival at the Honduran border on Saturday, December 28th, Katharina Davies and Daniel Mooore were
in Honduras trying to negotiate our entry. My rough notes show that Katharina reported the details of their efforts
on January 3rd. (As I recall it, Katharina was a physics graduate student who spoke fluent Spanish.)
They tried to contact the Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs, but he said that he would have no more to do
with the march. Nor would the U.S. State Department talk with them. Finally they received a written message
that the march would not enter Honduras.
They met with the Honduran support group, which arranged for 7 buses to take 200 people to welcome us at the
border on the 28th. On the way, the buses were stopped by the Honduran army, everyone was interrogated and
their names and I.D.'s were recorded. Finally, two kilometers from the border they were prohibited from
going further. That evening most of the Hondurans returned to Tegucigalpa. On the chance that we might
be allowed into Honduras after all, the buses stayed until Tuesday, the 31st.
The Honduran newspapers had good coverage of the march, and some of the press was in favor of allowing us in.
The Honduran committee asked for a smaller delegation to come, and several of us arranged to "sneak" in by air
on Thursday, January 2nd. The Honduran committee prepared informative programs on the situation in Honduras,
and Peter Holding, who was there, relates that they had a number of good meetings.
Peter supplied the photos and the information I present below.