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Police Press Agent Murdered in Honduras, Investigators Looking for Gunmen

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 »

Human Rights Commission Condemns Kidnapping and Murder of Transgender in Honduras

Human Rights Commission Condemns Kidnapping and Murder of Transgender in Honduras

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Barbarita, a 21-year-old transgender woman, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. continue reading »

Body of Labor Union Leader Found in Well in Honduras

Body of Labor Union Leader Found in Well in Honduras

The body of the president of the union at the National Autonomous University of Honduras was found in a well in the eastern city of Juticalpa, relatives said. continue reading »

Lack of Payment, Pension Changes for Honduran Teachers Lead to Protest

Lack of Payment, Pension Changes for Honduran Teachers Lead to Protest

Thousands of teachers blocked several of Honduras' main highways on Friday to demand the repeal of a law that alters their pension scheme and to protest the government's chronic failure to pay them on time. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Gunmen Shoot at Honduran Journalist’s Home, Wound Son

Gunmen Shoot at Honduran Journalist’s Home, Wound Son

Honduran journalist Jose Chinchilla reported Saturday that two men tried to murder him and that during the attack in the northern part of the country, a son of his suffered a bullet wound. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Mine Pollution Harming Health of Honduran Community

Mine Pollution Harming Health of Honduran Community

Pollution of water sources from gold mining activity has harmed the health of most of the residents of a central Honduran valley, where skin and eye ailments and eve continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain Loses to Honduras - Spain Eliminated from 2012 Soccer Tournament

OLYMPICS: Spain Loses to Honduras - Spain Eliminated from 2012 Soccer Tournament

Spain was eliminated from the Olympic soccer tournament Sunday after losing to Honduras 1-0 and failing to score any points in its first two games. Japan, which beat Spain 1-0 in the first round, defeated Morocco continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Honduras Eliminates Spanish Soccer Team

OLYMPICS: Honduras Eliminates Spanish Soccer Team

Spain was eliminated from the Olympic soccer tournament Sunday after losing to Honduras 1-0 and failing to score any points in its first two games. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

Shooting at Maximum Security Prison Wounds 3 in Honduras

Shooting at Maximum Security Prison Wounds 3 in Honduras

At least three inmates were wounded, one of them seriously, in a shooting Tuesday at the Honduran national penitentiary in Valle de Tamara, warden Ismael Colindres said. continue reading »

Sugar Cane Liquor with Methanol Kills 24 in Honduras

Sugar Cane Liquor with Methanol Kills 24 in Honduras

Honduran health authorities confirmed Tuesday that 24 people died over the past two weeks in this Central American country from drinking aguardiente, a liquor distilled from sugar cane, that had been adulterated with methanol. continue reading »

U.S. Drug Agents Kill Narco in Honduras

U.S. Drug Agents Kill Narco in Honduras

Agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration fired the shots that killed one of the Brazilians aboard a plane carrying more than two tons of cocaine that was forced down in Honduras last week, the American embassy in Tegucigalpa said Monday. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »