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Tag Results for "President Porfirio Lobo"

Honduran Presidential Guard Killed in Armed Robbery

A member of the Honduran presidential guard was fatally shot during an armed robbery in Tegucigalpa, a spokesman for President Porfirio Lobo's administration told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

International Outcry Over Honduras Prison Fire, President Vows Full Investigation

The fire that killed more than 300 inmates at the Comayagua prison farm in central Honduras will be investigated with full transparency and "international observation," President Porfirio Lobo said Wednesday. continue reading »

Journalists in Honduras Beaten by Cops at Protest

Several people were beaten by police and troops here Tuesday during a protest to demand justice for the 24 journalists murdered in Honduras over the last eight years, including 17 slain since January 2010. 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 »

U.S. Will Not Extend a $215 Million Aid Program to Honduras

The five-year, $215-million aid program to Honduras which helps the country’s farming and infrastructure will not be renewed government officials stated. The program, which ended in December 2010, created over 30,000 rural jobs, trained 17,000 farmers on new farming technologies and upgraded key highways in the country. continue reading »

After 2009 Honduras Presidential Coup Human Rights Abuses Continue

Honduran authorities should take concrete steps to end impunity for abuses committed after the country's 2009 coup, and to curb ongoing attacks against journalists, human rights defenders, and political activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. continue reading »