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American Businessman Kidnapped in Southern Honduras

A U.S. businessman was kidnapped Friday in southern Honduras, a source in the National Police told the media. Peter Jackson, who owns a hotel in the northern city of San Pedro Sula and shrimp fisheries in Choluteca, was snatched by armed assailants who intercepted his vehicle on a road in the San Bernardo district. continue reading »

Small Bomb Goes Off Near Honduran President’s Home

No one was hurt when a bomb went off near the private residence of President Porfirio Lobo, Honduran police said Friday. continue reading »

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Judge Mireya Mendoza in Honduras

Bairon Martinez, suspected murderer of Judge Mireya Mendoza in the northern Honduran city of El Progreso, has been arrested, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Honduran Authorities Discover Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

Three young kidnap victims were found murdered Thursday in northern Honduras, authorities said. The bodies of Elias Canales and Osmar Murcia, both 17, and Jairo Rivera, 18, were dumped on a highway in San Pedro Sula, a police spokesman told journalists. continue reading »

53 Lawyers Murdered in Honduras Over 2-Year Period

Fifty-three attorneys were murdered in Honduras during the period 2010-2012 and more than 95 of the crimes remain unsolved, the Central American nation's human rights commissioner said Friday. continue reading »

4 Gunned Down at Pizza Joint in Honduras

Gunmen killed four people at a pizzeria in San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras, the National Police said. The two gunmen entered the restaurant on Saturday, walked to the table where the four young men were eating and opened fire. continue reading »

Former Diplomat’s Son Murdered in Honduras

A son of Honduras' former ambassador to the Organization of American States, Carlos Sosa Coello, was fatally shot Friday, his father said. continue reading »

REPORT: Hundreds Have Been Murdered in Honduras by Police

The chancellor of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, or Unah, reported Monday that at least 149 people have been murdered by members of the National Police over the past 23 months. continue reading »

Aspiring Honduran Journalist Murdered For His Laptop

An aspiring journalist was killed in Tegucigalpa Thursday when he resisted assailants who wanted to take his laptop computer, Honduran police said. continue reading »

At Least 5 Killed in Honduran Nightclub over Drug Dispute

At least five people were gunned down Sunday in a fight over drugs at a nightclub in San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras, police said. continue reading »

Police Press Agent Murdered in Honduras, Investigators Looking for Gunmen

A police press affairs officer was gunned down in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, transit police spokesman Kemel OrdoƱez said. continue reading »

TV Personality Noel Valladares Gunned Down in Honduras

Television personality Noel Valladares and two companions were gunned down Monday in Tegucigalpa, Honduran police said. 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 »