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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Honduras suspends 8 consuls in US

The Associated Press –Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has suspended eight of his country’s consuls in the United States and the government says it will investigate allegations they illegally issued identity documents. The government statement issued late Monday says the consulates affected are in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles,… read more »

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Hernandez Takes Over as New President of Honduras

Latin American Herald Tribune — Juan Orlando Hernandez was inaugurated Monday as president of Honduras, succeeding his National Party colleague Porfirio Lobo in a heavily attended ceremony in the National Stadium.   Read more: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=1528184&CategoryId=10718

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Hernandez Takes Over as New President of Honduras

Latin American Herald Tribune – Juan Orlando Hernandez was inaugurated Monday as president of Honduras, succeeding his National Party colleague Porfirio Lobo in a heavily attended ceremony in the National Stadium. The presidential sash was bestowed on Hernandez by congress speaker Mauricio Oliva, also a member of the right-wing ruling party,… read more »

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Deposed Honduran leader’s wife narrowly ahead in presidential race – poll

Gustavo Palencia, Reuters — Leftist Honduran presidential candidate Xiomara Castro, the wife of deposed former President Manuel Zelaya, appears to have a slight lead in the race to become the next head of the Central American country, according to a poll released on Wednesday. Castro, the Liberty and Refoundation Party… read more »

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

U.S. senators seek review of spending in Honduras

Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – Alarmed by what they call troubling reports of human rights atrocities in Honduras, 21 U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to review how U.S. money is being spent in support of possibly abusive security forces. In a letter to Secretary of State John F…. read more »

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Mediators who helped arrange El Salvador gang truce will work on similar deal in Honduras

Associated Press – Two Salvadorans who mediated in a gang truce in their country that cut the homicide rate by at least 50 percent met Monday with gang leaders in Honduras, where they will help do the same. El Salvador’s chief army and police chaplain, Monsignor Fabio Colindres, and former… read more »

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Honduran Gangs to Announce Truce to Cut Violence

Alberto Arce, Associated Press- Honduras’ two largest and most-violent gangs will sign a truce next week and ask for a dialogue with the government and police to help them start leaving their gang lifestyle, a Roman Catholic bishop said Friday. San Pedro Sula’s bishop, Romulo Emiliani, told The Associated Press… read more »

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Honduras’ top money-laundering prosecutor killed

Associated Press- Honduras’ top anti-money-laundering prosecutor has been shot to death, a prosecution spokesman said Friday. Spokesman Carlos Vallecillo says prosecutor Orlan Arturo Chavez was killed in his truck as he returned from the National University, where he also taught. Vallecillo said the killing was carried out in a manner… read more »

Monday, September 10th, 2012

US warns Honduras after civilian aircraft downed

Big News Network – The US has told Honduras it will no longer share radar intelligence. The suspension, which was announced by a US State Department spokesman on Friday, followed the shooting down of two civilian aircraft by the Honduran drug agency. While the Honduran government said the civilian planes… read more »

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Honduras signs deal with investors to create 3 private cities to host new industries

AP- The government of Honduras has signed a deal with private investors for the construction of three privately run cities with their own legal and tax systems. The memorandum of agreement signed Tuesday is part of a controversial experiment meant to bring badly needed economic growth to this small Central American… read more »