Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tearful Homecoming For Montreal Girls Caught In Coup

Louise Desrosiers (left) and Rick Strubbe greet their daughter, Alizée, at Trudeau airport July 2, 2009, upon her arrival from Honduras with classmates from Pensionnat Saint-Nom-De-Marie in Outremont. The 21 girls and three teachers had to cut their humanitarian trip short when the Honduran government was overthrown in a coup d'etat. Photograph by: John Mahoney, The Gazette

From Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - A group of teenage girls on a fateful trip to Honduras arrived back at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport on Thursday afternoon, tired and disappointed that their trip was cut short, but at the same time exhilarated that they had been in the country to witness the continent's first coup d'état since the Cold War ended.

Amidst the regular fare of tearful family reunions at the airport, the 21 girls, between ages 15 and 17, and their three teachers from the Pensionnat Saint-Nom-de-Marie in Outremont, now had to brave the throng of cameramen and reporters wanting a piece of them to reach their own loved ones.

Read more ....

Update #1: Students back in Canada after military coup in Honduras -- CTV

Update #2: Montreal girls return from Honduras safely -- CBC

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