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Top Story — As protesters on the Miskito Coast of Honduras riot in the streets, U.S. officials are saying that agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration did not fire their weapons during a counternarcotics operation in Honduras that reportedly killed two men and two pregnant women in a river last week.  The DEA officers accompanied Honduran security agents…

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Top Story — Honduran police have arrested a suspect in the murder of kidnapped RHN radio journalist Alfredo Villatoro, whose body was discovered in Tegucigalpa late Tuesday. Villatoro, a prominent Honduran journalist and news director for RHN, was kidnapped early Wednesday on his way to work. His family and colleagues urged Villatoro’s kidnappers to release him unharmed, but…

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Top Story — Honduran radio journalist Angel Alfredo Villatoro was kidnapped Wednesday just a few days after authorities discovered the body of another journalist, Erick Martínez, on the side of a road in eastern Honduras. Witnesses of the kidnapping reported that Villatoro was taken by “young gang members” at dawn on his way to work at HRN…

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Today in Latin America Top Story — Friends and relatives of Honduran inmates killed in last week’s catastrophic prison fire clashed with police on Monday to gain access to a morgue and identify their loved ones. Prosecutor spokesman Melvin Duarte said that police chased the crowds away from the scene with tear gas, but reported that no…

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Today in Latin America Top Story — The wife of ousted former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, was confirmed Wednesday as a presidential candidate in Honduras’ November 2013 general elections. Castro de Zelaya will represent her husband’s new Liberty and Refoundation Party, nicknamed “Libre,” which was registered with the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of…

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Today in Latin America Top Story — The Honduran government sent hundreds of soldiers to the streets of the country’s main cities on Tuesday to combat criminal violence. Honduran President Lobo said the purpose of the mission, known as “Operation Lightning,” is to “guarantee the presence of the authorities in the most conflict-ridden areas.” The…

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Today in Latin America Top Story — Honduran President Porfirio Lobo met Wednesday with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama at the White House to discuss economic and security issues, as well as Honduras’ recent return to the Organization of American States (OAS). Obama said that since Lobo was elected president the Central American nation has…