According to Honduran media Mexico's businessman Carlos Slim and former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, confirmed their participation for the International Conference “Honduras is Open for Business” to be held on May 5th and 6th in the city of San Pedro Sula. It is the second time the arrival of Slim is announced after postponing a visit planned for last November. The event will be attended by Stanford professor Paul Romer, who has proposed the idea of the controversial “charter cities” to the Honduran regime headed by Porfirio Lobo.
The conference will occur while Honduras is undergoing a deep political, social and economical crisis, especially in the area of human rights, including the existence of more than 150 political refugees moved to the Americas and Europe.
Chancellor, Mario Canahuati, announced that they have planned 149 investment projects which include an inter-oceanic railway, hydroelectric dams, forestry and agro-business projects, amounting more than US$ 14 billion according to the conference’s website.