Is a charter city coming to Honduras?

David Wessel reports:

Honduras is interested. Two weeks ago, with only one "no," its Congress voted to amend the constitution to allow for a ciudad modelo.

(No filibuster there!)  And:

In early January, Mr. [Paul] Romer went to the capital, Tegucigalpa, to meet privately with various groups, then make his case at a public gathering. "You can't change the rules in the middle of the game," he said, flashing a photo of a soccer game on a screen. "Create a new playing field and see if anyone wants to play." Think big, he pleaded. Build an airport big enough to be a hemispheric hub, he said, turning to his father Roy, former governor of Colorado, to tell the story of how Denver got its big airport.


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