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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 »

Cuban Government Once Again Denies Blogger Yoani Sanchez an Exit Visa

Cuban Government Once Again Denies Blogger Yoani Sanchez an Exit Visa

The Cuban government has again denied dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez permission to leave the country, which on this occasion she requested for a trip to Brazil where she was invited to the premiere of a documentary. continue reading »

Former Univision TV Personality, Neida Sandoval, Helping Children of Honduras

Former Univision TV Personality, Neida Sandoval, Helping Children of Honduras

After leaving her job as newscaster on Univision television's "Despierta America" (Wake Up America) morning show, Neida Sandoval has invested her time in campaigns to help needy children. continue reading »

U.S Government Officials Meet with Honduran President Lobo

U.S Government Officials Meet with Honduran President Lobo

Senior U.S. government officials met with the president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, and the president of the Honduran Congress, Juan Orlando Hernandez, on January 18 to review security continue reading »

US and Mexico Deport 44,000 Hondurans in 2011

US and Mexico Deport 44,000 Hondurans in 2011

United States and Mexican authorities deported in 2011 some 44,000 Hondurans who had left their country to find work so they could help their families, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Deadly Year for Honduras - Over 6,700 Murdered in 2011

Deadly Year for Honduras - Over 6,700 Murdered in 2011

Honduras experienced 6,723 murders between Jan. 1 and Dec. 15, or an average of 81.5 homicides for every 100,000 inhabitants, the chancellor of the National Autonomous University said Thursday. continue reading »

More Job Opportunties Through Unique Training Programs in Honduras

More Job Opportunties Through Unique Training Programs in Honduras

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. About 65 percent of its 8 million people live in poverty. Informality prevails in its labor market, affecting particularly the young, women and persons with limited education. continue reading »

Apocalypse Tourists Flocking to Mayan Site in Honduras for 2012

Apocalypse Tourists Flocking to Mayan Site in Honduras for 2012

While some Hondurans interpret the Mayan calendar countdown as presaging the end of the world in 2012, the city of Copan Ruinas in western Honduras is getting ready for a big celebration for the thousands of tourists expected to turn up as the count begins. continue reading »

Honduras Extradites Reputed Guatemalan Drug Lord to the US

Honduras Extradites Reputed Guatemalan Drug Lord to the US

Honduras on Thursday turned over to U.S. authorities a reputed drug kingpin from Guatemala who was arrested here in May. continue reading »

Honduras Hands Over Reputed Drug Lord to U.S.

Honduras Hands Over Reputed Drug Lord to U.S.

Honduras on Thursday turned over to U.S. authorities a reputed drug kingpin from Guatemala who was arrested here in May. Mario Ponce was taken by helicopter from the National Penitentiary, north of Tegucigalpa, to the joint U.S.-Honduran airbase at Palmerola, where U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration continue reading »

Undocumented Honduran Coercing Minor to Have Sex via Craigslist Sentenced 10 Years in Prison

Undocumented Honduran Coercing Minor to Have Sex via Craigslist Sentenced 10 Years in Prison

Dennis Sorto-Enamorado, age 30, an illegal alien from Honduras and most recently living in Louisiana, was sentenced today by to 121 months in prison continue reading »