Tag Archives: Honduras

August 5, 2014

El Salvador Update: July 2014 / Informe mensual El Salvador, julio 2014

For the first time since the 1980s, Central America is on Washington’s radar. On this occasion, however, it is not the perceived threat of a communist invasion on the Texas border that has prompted attention, but the seemingly sudden arrival on that border of an unprecedented wave of children from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

August 2, 2014

Hope Dwindles for Hondurans Living in Peril

Randal C. Archibold, New York Times — The pastor came one afternoon to survey his church, or what was left of it: remnants of a “welcome” sign and a strip of Christmas garland still tacked to the wall. The gang took the chairs. They took the light fixtures. They took… read more »

August 1, 2014

House OKs bill to address border crisis

Erica Werner, Associated Press – House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary… read more »

July 25, 2014

José Miguel Cruz: The real failure in Central America

The failure to manage the crisis of Central American child refugees at the Mexican border is not only about the inability to enact a comprehensive immigration policy reform. The real problem is the failure to build transparent and competent criminal justice institutions in Central America, especially after millions of American… read more »

March 21, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Colonel Campbell, Guantánamo, and righting wrongs

When Army Col. Larry Campbell approached the podium on February 22nd to deliver his remarks to The Black Heritage Organization to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, he did nothing wrong. To the contrary, he spoke truths that deserved the attention of a wider audience. In his address, Col…. read more »

February 11, 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 »

January 31, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: INTERNUTS – U.S. Sanctions Block Cuban Students from On-Line Courses

According to the Associated Press, technology experts are gathering in Miami today to “brainstorm ways to improve access to the Internet and information” for the people of Cuba. Unless their solutions include ending the U.S. embargo, their brainstorms will amount to little more than a light drizzle. Their meeting occurs at… read more »

January 31, 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

January 28, 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 »

December 13, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Handwringing over a handshake

At the exact time President Obama shook hands with President Raúl Castro at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, we were in Cuba – where word of the handshake circulated fast, and the reaction among Cubans was electric, even ecstatic. The President’s domestic political opposition felt quite differently. The six seconds Barack… read more »