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Ship Named After Prominent Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez to be Christened by US Navy

Ship Named After Prominent Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez to be Christened by US Navy

The Navy will christen and launch the dry cargo/ammunition ship the USNS Cesar Chavez, Saturday, May 5, 2012, during a 7:30 p.m. PDT ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. continue reading »

Two Men Charged for Stashing 115 Undocumented Immigrants in Texas

Two Men Charged for Stashing 115 Undocumented Immigrants in Texas

A cluster of three stash houses containing 115 undocumented immigrants was uncovered in Edinberg, Texas and two men were charged with conspiracy of harboring them. continue reading »

First Ladies of Latin America Combating Number of Minor Children Immigrating Alone to Find Parents

First Ladies of Latin America Combating Number of Minor Children Immigrating Alone to Find Parents

During a conference sponsored by the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, first ladies from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala joined forces to raise awareness of the growing numbers of illegal immigration of unaccompanied children. continue reading »

TV Personality Noel Valladares Gunned Down in Honduras

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 »

Honduras Set to Jail Teens and Rape Victims if They Use Morning After Pill

Honduras Set to Jail Teens and Rape Victims if They Use Morning After Pill

A human rights group is advocating members of Honduran congress to not pass a law which would jail teens and possibly rape victims for use of the contraceptive, ‘the morning after pill.’ continue reading »

Maya 2012 Exhibit at Penn Museum to be Inaugurated by Honduran President Sosa

Maya 2012 Exhibit at Penn Museum to be Inaugurated by Honduran President Sosa

Did the Maya believe the world would end in December 2012? continue reading »

UN Urges Honduras to Stop the Killing of Lawyers, 74 Killed Past 3 Years

UN Urges Honduras to Stop the Killing of Lawyers, 74 Killed Past 3 Years

Two United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of Honduras to adopt concrete measures to stop the killing of lawyers in the country, stressing that they should be able to carry out their functions without risking their lives. continue reading »

Honduran Marital Art Champ Arrested for Strangling Five People

Honduran Marital Art Champ Arrested for Strangling Five People

A martial arts expert who has been a fugitive from justice since May 2010 and is accused of strangling five people was arrested by Honduran police, authorities said. continue reading »

U.S. Revokes Visas of Dominican Republic Presidential Advisors, Narco Ties are Alleged

U.S. Revokes Visas of Dominican Republic Presidential Advisors, Narco Ties are Alleged

The government of the United States revoked the visas of three close advisors to the Dominican Republic’s President Leonel Fernández, as well as the Dominican Chief of Border Security according to Univision. continue reading »

More Fires in Honduras - This Time Three Public Markets Burn to the Ground

More Fires in Honduras - This Time Three Public Markets Burn to the Ground

At least eight people were injured in a terrifying trio of fires that broke out in three public markets in this capital, the local fire department said. continue reading »

ATF to Help Honduras Investigate Deadly Prison Fire

ATF to Help Honduras Investigate Deadly Prison Fire

At the request of the Honduran government, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today activated its International Response Team (IRT) to investigate the fire that swept through a national correctional facility in Comayagua, Honduras continue reading »

UN Urging Latin America to Address Issue of Prison Overcrowding

UN Urging Latin America to Address Issue of Prison Overcrowding

A United Nations human rights official today called on Latin American countries to tackle the problem of prison overcrowding in the wake of an overnight fire at a jail in Honduras that killed hundreds of inmates. continue reading »

International Outcry Over Honduras Prison Fire, President Vows Full Investigation

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 »

At Least 300 Inmates Killed in Honduras Jail Fire, Many Burned Alive

At Least 300 Inmates Killed in Honduras Jail Fire, Many Burned Alive

Honduran officials are reporting a deadly fire at the Comayagua prison that resulted in at least 300 prisoners being killed in the overnight blaze, many suffocating and burning in their cells. continue reading »

After Disappearing in December, Family of 5 May Have Been Found Dead in Honduras

After Disappearing in December, Family of 5 May Have Been Found Dead in Honduras

Human remains found on a sugarcane plantation in the northern district of Rio Lindo may be those of a family of five who disappeared in December, Honduran police said. continue reading »