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Deadly Year for Honduras - Over 6,700 Murdered in 2011

Honduras experienced 6,723 murders between Jan. 1 and Dec. 15, or an average of 81.5 homicides for every 100,000 inhabitants, the chancellor of the National Autonomous University said Thursday. continue reading »

Apocalypse Tourists Flocking to Mayan Site in Honduras for 2012

While some Hondurans interpret the Mayan calendar countdown as presaging the end of the world in 2012, the city of Copan Ruinas in western Honduras is getting ready for a big celebration for the thousands of tourists expected to turn up as the count begins. continue reading »

Honduras Extradites Reputed Guatemalan Drug Lord to the US

Honduras on Thursday turned over to U.S. authorities a reputed drug kingpin from Guatemala who was arrested here in May. continue reading »

3 Die in prison brawl in Honduras

Three inmates were killed and several others wounded in a brawl at a prison in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, authorities said. continue reading »

Shootout in Honduras leaves 4 dead

Four people were killed Tuesday in a gunbattle between two rival criminal gangs in the central Honduran city of La Guacamaya, police said. continue reading »

Honduran Mother finds Missing Son After Nearly 10 Years in Mexico Jail

One of the 33 Central American mothers traveling across Mexico in search of children who disappeared en route to the United States was reunited with her missing son at a jail in the southern state of Chiapas. continue reading »

The Banana Republic of Honduras by Hector Luis Alamo Jr.

Last week, historian Dana Frank wrote an article for The Nation in which she details a cocaine smuggling triangle involving a prominent Honduran billionaire, military and police backing from the Honduran government, and backdoor funding by the U.S. State Department. continue reading »

Paradise and Violence in Honduras- Hector Luis Alamo, Jr

When I visited Honduras earlier this year, it was my first time stepping foot in my maternal homeland. My mother had lived the first seven years of life in a tiny village nestled in the mountains surrounding Tegucigalpa before leaving for the United States in 1972. continue reading »

Honduran Bishop to Run for Office Because Politics ‘Screwed the Poor’

The "Red Bishop" of Honduras says he will run for president of the Central American nation if he gets permission from Pope Benedict XVI. Bishop Luis Santos Villeda of Santa Rosa de Copan will celebrate his 75th birthday in November and plans to immediately submit his resignation to the Vatican, as required by canon law. continue reading »

Honduras Government Bans Children under 15 from Ricky Martin Concert

The Honduran government has authorized the upcoming October 16 Ricky Martin concert. Earlier this month some religious leaders wanted to prevent the show from happening because they deemed Ricky a bad example for being a gay parent and claiming the show has “erotic content”. continue reading »

Progress Report on Secretary Napolitano’s Meeting with Honduran President

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today met with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa to discuss aviation and maritime security, and information sharing between the United States and Honduras. continue reading »

Honduras to Benefit from $21 Million Aid to Cut Poverty in Rural Areas

Small producers in rural areas of Honduras will be the main beneficiaries of a new United Nations-backed project that will invest $21 million to combat poverty in the north of the country. continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Meets with Honduras’ Secretary of Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met yesterday with Honduran Secretary of Security Oscar Alvarez to discuss joint U.S.-Honduras security strategies and to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the bilateral use of traveler information to strengthen international air transportation security. continue reading »

Honduras and Canada Sign Free Trade Agreement

The Central American country of Honduras has signed a free trade agreement with Canada this Friday. The trade agreement aims to open up both countries exports and boost investment. continue reading »

The Murder of A Dozen Honduran Journalists Drawing International Criticism

The head of the United Nations agency that works to defend press freedom spoke out about the recent slayings of another two journalists in Honduras, where at least a dozen reporters have been killed in the past 18 months. continue reading »

Honduras’ Truth Commission Expected to Help Strengthen Rule of Law in Country

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today took note of the publication of the report of the truth and reconciliation commission in Honduras, saying he hopes the document will contribute to strengthening democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the Central American country. continue reading »

Logging & Drug Threats Put Rainforests on UN Heritage Danger List

Illegal logging, poaching, and other intrusions have led rainforests in Honduras and Indonesia to be placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today. continue reading »

Ousted Former President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras Returns After 16 months in Exile

With thousands of supporters weathering intense heat, ousted former President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, returned to a hero’s welcome. Zelaya had been in exile for little more than a year in the Dominican Republic after being kicked out of office and the country by a military coup. continue reading »

Honduras Set to Return to the Organization of American States

The announcement by the Organization of American States (OAS) that the Principal condition for the return of Honduras to the OAS has now been met. The Honduran Supreme Court, on May 2, continue reading »

Honduras to Spend $37 Million to Improve Basic Education

Honduras will improve basic education for more than 100,000 students with the help of a $37 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The financing will help students to learn more in basic education schools that serve the country’s poorest population. continue reading »