Trouble in the Gulf?
Gulf of Fonseca, that is. The Gulf of Fonseca is shared by El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. While El Salvador and Nicaragua have access to the Pacific Ocean along all their western border, it is the only access to the Pacific from Honduras.
. A Reuters article reports that President Lobo of Honduras is unhappy with his neighbor's posture in the gulf.
In a statement posted on the president's official website, Lobo said armed boats from Nicaragua and El Salvador in the Gulf of Fonseca had shown a "threatening posture" toward the Honduran Navy, but he did not offer more details.
Is there something new/dfferent going on? Is there, for example, an issue with illegal drugs flowing in or out of Honduras through the gulf? We hear a lot about maritime drug routes in the Atlantic. In addition, the illegal drug flow from East to West across Guatemala has increased significantly over the past few years. El Savador only no access to the Caribbean and land transport across Nicaragua from the Caribbean is very limited.
If this problem is related to illegal drugs, it would seem very likely it would be flow from the Caribbean side of Honduras to the Pacific.