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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 »

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 »