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Is Tainted Alcohol Responsible for 21 Deaths in Honduras?

Is Tainted Alcohol Responsible for 21 Deaths in Honduras?

Health authorities and prosecutors in Honduras are investigating whether the deaths of 21 people over the past two weeks were due to tainted liquor. continue reading »

U.S. DEA Agent Kills Suspected Narco in Honduras, Claims Self-Defense

U.S. DEA Agent Kills Suspected Narco in Honduras, Claims Self-Defense

A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent shot and killed a suspected drug trafficker over the weekend during an operation conducted by Honduran security forces that resulted in the seizure of several hundred kilos of cocaine, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. continue reading »

Honduran Hospital Network Receives $30 M Loan Benefiting 29,000 Women, 12,500 Newborns

Honduran Hospital Network Receives $30 M Loan Benefiting 29,000 Women, 12,500 Newborns

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will provide $30 million to help finance the maternal and child hospital network in the departments of Intibucá, Lempira, and Valle in southwestern Honduras, one of the poorest areas of the country. The goal is help reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in hospitals and improve coverage and quality of services through an innovative management model. continue reading »

Honduras Investing in Violence Prevention and Citizen Security

Honduras Investing in Violence Prevention and Citizen Security

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $60 million loan to help the government of Honduras improve citizen security at the national and municipal levels. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Honduran Boy Thinks He’s a Dog – Is He Possessed? (VIDEO)

Honduran Boy Thinks He’s a Dog – Is He Possessed? (VIDEO)

Dunia Ortiz, the mother of an eight year old boy from the town of Arenales, Honduras, believes her son is possessed by the devil. Her son, Michael, suddenly began behaving like a dog some three years ago. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Police Evict 100 Honduran Land Squatters, Arrest 30

Police Evict 100 Honduran Land Squatters, Arrest 30

At least 30 peasants, mostly women, were arrested in northern Honduras after the removal of about 100 farm laborers who had refused to vacate private land used for growing sugar cane, police said. continue reading »

Legendary Lost ‘White City’ May Have Been Found in Honduras

Legendary Lost ‘White City’ May Have Been Found in Honduras

Experts believe that the ‘Lost’ ‘White City’ in Honduras may now have been found, discovery comes after flying over the Mosquitia region of Honduras shooting billions of laser pulses at the ground continue reading »

U.S. and Central America Working to Protect Labor Rights of Immigrants Working Here

U.S. and Central America Working to Protect Labor Rights of Immigrants Working Here

The Labor Department on Monday signed cooperation agreements with Ecuador, Honduras, Peru and The Philippines to make known and protect the labor rights of immigrants from those countries who are working in the United States. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »