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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 »

Blog del Narco: Honduran Armed Forces Believe El Chapo Hiding in Countryside

Blog del Narco: Honduran Armed Forces Believe El Chapo Hiding in Countryside

The armed forces of Honduras revealed today that they have grounds for suspecting the presence of the Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman in its territory. Deputy Defense Minister of the Central American country, continue reading »

Brutal Attack on Honduras Mayor Leaves 5-Month Old Dead and Mother Wounded

Brutal Attack on Honduras Mayor Leaves 5-Month Old Dead and Mother Wounded

The mayor of the western Honduran town of Concepcion came away unhurt Monday from an attack in which a 2-month-old baby girl was killed and her mother was wounded, police said. continue reading »

Report Says Internet Usage Growing at Faster Rate Than Economic Growth in LatAm

Report Says Internet Usage Growing at Faster Rate Than Economic Growth in LatAm

Use of the Internet as a source of entertainment and information in Latin America is going a lot faster than economic growth, though countries like Nicaragua and Honduras "have practically never gone online," according to a report released by the Latinobarometro polling firm. continue reading »

Soccer Club Executive, Bodyguard Gunned Down in Honduras

Soccer Club Executive, Bodyguard Gunned Down in Honduras

Soccer club executive Melvin Sanders and a bodyguard were shot to death Tuesday at his residence in northern Honduras, police said. continue reading »

HONDURAS: Deputy Mayor of La Masica Shot, Killed

HONDURAS: Deputy Mayor of La Masica Shot, Killed

The deputy mayor of the Caribbean coastal town of La Masica was fatally shot on Tuesday, a Honduran police source told Efe. continue reading »

Police Investigating Murder of Evangelical Minister in Honduras

Police Investigating Murder of Evangelical Minister in Honduras

An evangelical minister was gunned down Wednesday by unidentified assailants in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, police said. continue reading »

Honduras Gets New Militarized Police Force, Help Combat Soaring Murder Rate

Honduras Gets New Militarized Police Force, Help Combat Soaring Murder Rate

Honduras' new militarized force began operations Monday with a mission to improve public safety in a nation of 8.5 million people that has a murder rate nearly 10 times the global average. continue reading »

Honduran Police Discover 3 Charred Bodies in Vehicle

Honduran Police Discover 3 Charred Bodies in Vehicle

The charred bodies of two men and a woman were discovered Monday inside a vehicle in the Honduran capital, a police spokesman said. The bodies had their hands bound and each bore "several machete wounds," he said, adding that the car was found abandoned near the Nacional soccer stadium. continue reading »

Spain Donates $1.2 Million to Network of Multimedia Centers in Honduras

Spain Donates $1.2 Million to Network of Multimedia Centers in Honduras

Spain will contribute $1.2 million to a project that will create the National Network of Multimedia Centers for the socioeconomic development of Honduras, according to an accord signed in Tegucigalpa, diplomatic sources said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Man found Decapitatated in Honduras, Uncle of Murdered 3 Year Old

Blog del Narco: Man found Decapitatated in Honduras, Uncle of Murdered 3 Year Old

Honduran authorities on Monday found the decapitated body of a man who was the uncle of a 3-year-old boy kidnapped and murdered last August in the northern part of the country. A police spokesman told reporters that the body of Rafael Castillo, 42, was found on Monday morning along a stretch of highway leading to the northern Honduran province of Yoro. continue reading »

US Coastguard Detains 51 Haitians  Upon Illegal Arrival in Puerto Rico

US Coastguard Detains 51 Haitians Upon Illegal Arrival in Puerto Rico

Fifty-one people - 39 men and 12 women, all of Haitian nationality - were detained Tuesday by Puerto Rican and U.S. authorities when the group arrived illegally on the Caribbean island. Puerto Rican police said that the detentions were conducted on the Desecheo islet by agents with the police's Joint Forces of Rapid Action and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

Pope Francis Meets with President Porfiiro Lobo Sosa of Honduras

Pope Francis Meets with President Porfiiro Lobo Sosa of Honduras

This morning in the Vatican Pope Francis met privately with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa. This is one in a series of audiences the Pope has had with Latin American leaders. continue reading »

Attorney Murdered in Northern Honduras

Attorney Murdered in Northern Honduras

The shooting death of an attorney in the northern city of San Pedro Sula brought to 67 the number of lawyers slain in Honduras since the beginning of 2010, police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Reappearance of Hawksbill Sea Turtle Puzzles Central American Scientists

Reappearance of Hawksbill Sea Turtle Puzzles Central American Scientists

Scientists are trying to explain the reappearance in Central America's Gulf of Fonseca of the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill sea turtle, a species that many specialists considered virtually extinct, officials said. continue reading »