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Will Honduras Ban Ricky Martin?

Will Honduras Ban Ricky Martin?

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Some people don't want Ricky Martin to visit Honduras this month as part of his world tour, but it's not entirely clear if it's right-wing religious leaders or government officials objecting.

Martin is scheduled to perform in Tegucigalpa on October 16. The minister of interior of Honduras, Africo Madrid, is telling the media that evangelical and Catholic leaders want Martin's visa denied in order to "protect the moral and ethical principles of our society." Madrid says the Christian officials don't approve of Martin's homosexuality or the fact that he's a proud father to two children. "His nuclear family is not the type of family that Honduran society and laws approve of," Madrid said, according to Fox News Latino.

The odd thing is that El Heraldo newspaper reports that sources in the Honduran secretary of state's office claim there have been no written petitions to deny Martin entry into Honduras. Considering this as well as Madrid's statements to the media, it may be Madrid who really doesn't want Martin coming to his country.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.