Last weekend Porfirio Lobo Sosa abruptly disappeared on an unscheduled trip to Houston, reportedly to lobby for his new model city idea. I say abruptly because he had just returned from his Asia trip to view Asian model cities and had told the press he would hold a press conference on Sunday, March 6, to explain the benefits of the trip. Instead, the very next day he was on a plane to Houston.
Press coverage says he went to meet with a group of investors who might be interested in Honduras's model cities. He flew out Friday March 5 and returned Monday, March 7. There's no press coverage of any meetings. Perhaps the investors were early arrivals for the CERAWeek 2011, the IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates Energy Conference. The theme this year is “Leading the Way: Energy Strategies for a World of Change".
What we do know is that there is a facebook posting and picture that shows that Friday evening he took his daughter and entourage to Arcodoro, a restaurant serving traditional Sardinian cuisine. We also know that Monday before flying back he visited the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo along with Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Honduras, Jacobo Regalado; the Ambassador of the Republic of Honduras to the United States, Jorge Ramon Hernandez-Alcerro; and the Consul General of the Republic of Honduras in Houston, Consul General David Hernandez.
We don't know where he promoted "Honduras is open for Business" nor who the potential investors were.
It seems like someone should ask him about it.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
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