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Plans for Honduras start-up city hit by transparency concerns

Plans to create a neo-liberal start-up city in Honduras with its own laws, tax rules and police force suffered a setback on Friday when the economic guru who inspired the project said he has been unable to act as its guarantor and watchdog.

Teachers in Roatán demand a stop to the looting of INPREMA, more health and the cessation of the ZEDE

During the event, the teachers with banners in their hands demanded a halt to the looting of Inprema, transparency in the management of health funds, the purchase of vaccines without delay and the revocation of the Law of Employment and Economic Development Zones (ZEDE) that threatens the Crawfish Rock community and Roatan in general.

Whatever Happened to Charter Cities in Honduras?

In 2012, a project to turn Honduras into Latin America’s Hong Kong brought a glimmer of hope to a region mired in poverty, corruption, and crime. Investors and entrepreneurs were counting the days until they could do business or start a more promising life in one of the country’s regions scheduled for radical reform.

VIDEOS

Dec. 4, 2017

ZEDE and its use in Honduras

Source: DW Español

Oct. 26, 2018

The ZEDE, the controversial "private cities" project in Honduras - BBC Documentary

Source: BBC News Mundo

Nov. 19, 2019

Honduras: "Charter Cities" - Cards on the Table

Source: RT en Español

Oct. 1, 2020

Discussing ZEDE with Jorge Colindres

Source: Televicentro News

NEWS archive

Nov. 6, 2009

MEMBERS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF JUSTICE

The Supreme Court of Justice is the highest jurisdictional body and is made up of fifteen (15) magistrates who are elected by the National Congress with the favorable vote of two-thirds of all its members, from a non-payroll. less than three for each of the Magistrates to be chosen.

Apr. 20, 2011

CONSTITUTIONAL ROOM

List of members of the Constitutional Room of Honduras.

Sep. 8, 2012

PLANS FOR HONDURAS START-UP CITY HIT BY TRANSPARENCY CONCERNS

Blow to plan's credibility as NYU professor Paul Romer says he has been unable to act as its guarantor and watchdog.

Sep. 15, 2012

GROUP THAT WILL MAKE CHARTER CITY IN HONDURAS IS FOUND TO BE CALLED MGK AND NOT MKG

After Michae Strong, executive director of the now firm MGK, formalized the validity of the arrangement, which had Juan Orlando Hernandez as an honor witness, doubts about the existence of the company began due to secrecy and lack of information about shareholders.

Sep. 17, 2012

WELL MAKE OUR FIRST CHARTER CITY IN HONDURAS

Michael Strong, one of MGK's partners on an exclusive interview with La Prensa.

Sep. 17, 2012

MGK HAS HAD ITS OFFICIAL PAGE FOR FIVE DAYS

The group that will build the controversial Special Development Regions (RED), known as MGK and led by Michael Strong, has assured on its official website, created just five days ago, that it has joined the Honduran government to create more sources. decent work and improve their quality of life.

Sep. 19, 2012

MODEL CITY, BANANA REPUBLIC AND THE CUYAMEL CONCESSIONS

The signing of a letter of intent with MGK, a company led by the libertarian Michael Strong, places Honduras on the verge of reaffirming its status as a banana republic

Sep. 29, 2012

BEHIND THE MODEL CITIES MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

There's a lot of misinformation floating around about who is behind the Honduras Model Cities memorandum of opportunity (MOU).  This is the agreement, announced by Juan Orlando Hernandez of the Honduran Congress, that would authorize a specific group of investors to build the first such enclave in Honduras.

June 2013

WILL AN ISOLATED CORNER OF HONDURAS BECOME THE NEW BIRTHPLACE OF LIBERTY?

After the dissolution of Future Cities Development and the Supreme Court defeat, the dream of Honduran free zones seemed destined to join the sad but beautiful pile of bones of libertarian polities dating back to the early 1970s attempt to build a libertarian island near Tonga. (That sandbar was conquered by the King of Tonga in 1972.)

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