Obama is El Negrito-Little Black Man---Honduran Foreign Minister
There are two translations of his remarks listed below.
I do not know which is more accurate but either way
is inappropriate, or insulting. One report says the foreign
minister was fired. I am going to look for more on this. It is
just one more thing complicate the negotiations to resolve the
problems in Honduras.
, had to apologize to the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa this week after he referred to Obama as "el negrito" (the little black guy).
As Honduras struggles for international legitimacy, its interim top diplomat has been anything but diplomatic, insulting U.S. President Barack Obama, neighboring El Salvador and his own boss.
Enrique Ortez, foreign minister in an internationally shunned new government sworn in after President Manuel Zelaya's June 28 ouster
While criticizing U.S. plans to suspend aid to the Central American nation, the veteran politician and diplomat quipped on Honduran television that Obama didn't even know where the capital Tegucigalpa was located.
Here as a statement
about this from Daily
Kos. They are not always
A third quote by Ortez Colindres surfaced yesterday, made during an interview with a Honduran television station and cited in El Tiempo newspaper:
"He negociado con maricones, prostitutas, con ñángaras (izquierdistas), negros, blancos. Ese es mi trabajo, yo estudié eso. No tengo prejuicios raciales, me gusta el negrito del batey que está presidiendo los Estados Unidos."
"I have negotiated with queers, prostitutes, leftists, blacks, whites. This is my job, I studied for it. I am not racially prejudiced. I like the little black sugar plantation worker who is president of the United States."
Meanwhile in the negotiations
on who is to be president of
Honduras the two sides are
Even as negotiations over the future of Honduras's government began in Costa Rica, however, hopes were dim for a quick solution. Mr. Zelaya has said the only solution is his return to power, while Roberto Micheletti, the man who replaced him as president, says everything can be discussed except Mr. Zelaya's return as president.