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Honduran Authorities Seize 4,600 Pounds of Cocaine

Honduran Authorities Seize 4,600 Pounds of Cocaine

Honduran authorities seized 2,098 kilos (4,621 pounds) of cocaine being transported in one of three suspicious containers that arrived at Puerto Cortes aboard a ship from Colombia, an official said Thursday. continue reading »

65 Police Murdered in Honduras So Far in 2013

65 Police Murdered in Honduras So Far in 2013

Sixty-five police officers were slain in Honduras in 2013, National Police Director Ramon Sabillon said Tuesday. continue reading »

Juan Orlando Hernandez Inaugurated as New President of Honduras

Juan Orlando Hernandez Inaugurated as New President of Honduras

Juan Orlando Hernandez was inaugurated Monday as president of Honduras, succeeding his National Party colleague Porfirio Lobo in a heavily attended ceremony in the National Stadium. continue reading »

British Firm Obtains Environmental License for Oil Drilling in Honduras

British Firm Obtains Environmental License for Oil Drilling in Honduras

Honduras' government has given Britain's BG Group a four-year environmental license for an oil and gas block in the country's Caribbean region. continue reading »

Massive Sweep of Airport Police in Honduras, Suspected of Working with Narcos

Massive Sweep of Airport Police in Honduras, Suspected of Working with Narcos

Honduras so far has suspended 32 people, including 25 police officers and two anti-narcotics officers, assigned to Tegucigalpa's Toncontin airport, through which three Honduran men smuggled almost $7.2 million in cash, funds that were seized on the weekend in Panama, officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Publishing Executive Gunned Down in Honduras

Publishing Executive Gunned Down in Honduras

An executive with a company that publishes three of Honduras' newspapers was found slain Friday inside his residence in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, police said. continue reading »

American Heiress Murdered in Honduras, Husband Key Suspect

American Heiress Murdered in Honduras, Husband Key Suspect

Nedenia Dye, a U.S. businesswoman and owner of a luxury spa on the Honduran island of Roatan, was murdered and her husband is in custody as a suspect, police said Monday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Honduran Deputy Defense Minister Believes El Chapo Hiding Out There

Blog del Narco: Honduran Deputy Defense Minister Believes El Chapo Hiding Out There

Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo," may be in Honduras, says the Honduran Deputy Defense Minister Carlos Roberto Funes, who warns that, being that the most vulnerable nation in Central America, organized crime and penetrated its institutions continue reading »

4 Female Sex Workers Gunned Down in Honduras

4 Female Sex Workers Gunned Down in Honduras

Four women were fatally shot in separate incidents in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, Honduran police said Friday. All four of the victims were sex workers and the killings are thought to be drug-related, a police spokesman told reporters. continue reading »

Election Officials Confirm Hernandez is President-Elect of Honduras

Election Officials Confirm Hernandez is President-Elect of Honduras

The High Electoral Court, or TSE, of Honduras reconfirmed Wednesday that Juan Orlando Hernandez of the governing National Party won the Nov. 24 presidential election and is president-elect despite a complaint filed by the opposition Freedom and Refounding, or Libre, party. continue reading »

Violence Continues in Honduras, Journalist & Political Candidate Killed Over Weekend

Violence Continues in Honduras, Journalist & Political Candidate Killed Over Weekend

A former mayoral candidate for the leftist Liberty and Refounding Party, or Libre - Graciela Lozano - and Radio Globo journalist Juan Carlos ArgeƱal, a supporter of former President Manuel Zelaya, were murdered by gunmen in separate incidents, Honduran police reported Sunday. continue reading »

Juan Orlando Hernandez Declared Honduras President, Defeating Former First Lady

Juan Orlando Hernandez Declared Honduras President, Defeating Former First Lady

Conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez, the candidate of the governing National Party, has been declared the winner of the presidential election held last week in Honduras, election officials said. Hernandez won 36.8 percent of the vote, while former first lady Xiomara Castro, of the leftist Liberty and Refounding Party, or Libre, garnered 28.79 percent, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, or TSE, said. continue reading »

Honduran Presidential Election in Dispute Amid Fraud Claims

Honduran Presidential Election in Dispute Amid Fraud Claims

Each of the top two contenders in Honduras' presidential election has claimed victory amid high turnout and accusations that the current government is tilting the results in favor of its preferred candidate, rightist Juan Orlando Hernandez. continue reading »

General Elections Underway in Honduras

General Elections Underway in Honduras

Honduras is holding general elections Sunday that will determine whether the two traditional political parties will retain their grip on power or the left will take the presidency. continue reading »

Wife of Ousted Honduran President Confident She Will Win Election

Wife of Ousted Honduran President Confident She Will Win Election

Xiomara Castro, wife of ousted President Mel Zelaya, will win Honduras' presidential election, leaders of the former first couple's Libre party said Friday. continue reading »