Honduras Supreme Court Outlaws Progress, Strikes Down “Model City” Law
The Honduran Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional a project to build privately-run cities, with their own police and tax system.
The “model cities” project was backed by President Porfirio Lobo, who said it would attract foreign investment and create jobs
By 13 votes to one, Supreme Court judges decided that the proposal violated the principle of sovereignty.
Demonstrators celebrated the decision outside the court in Tegucigalpa.
“This is great news for the Honduran people. This decision has prevented the country going back into a feudal system that was in place 1,000 years ago,” said lawyer Fredin Funez.