Category: Honduras

Honduras May Merge Police And Military, Security Minister Bonilla Says

Rumors are swirling that Honduras may soon merge the country’s national police force with the military in an effort to provide security and resources to a nation plagued by rampant […] Read More >

Obama Meets With Honduran President Lobo; Praises Return To Democracy

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 […] Read More >

Obama To Meet With Honduras’ Lobo At White House In October

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo next month at the White House to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional economic and security issues, […] Read More >

Honduras’ Lobo Renews Commitment To Human Rights

UNITED NATIONS — Honduran President Porfirio Lobo reaffirmed his country’s commitment to human rights during a speech before the United Nation’s General Assembly on Wednesday. During the speech, Lobo pledged […] Read More >

Honduras Truth Commission Calls Zelaya Ouster A Coup; Blames Government For 20 Deaths

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Honduran Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded Thursday that the 2009 ouster of then President Manuel Zelaya was a coup. The commission said […] Read More >

Honduran Military Patrols Rural Regions To Fight Drug Traffickers; Employs Brazilian Planes

The Honduran military announced earlier this week that it would now be patrolling rural regions in an effort to bump up security in the country with the highest homicide rate […] Read More >

U.S. Cable Reveals Honduran Resistance Sought Weapons In Nicaragua After 2009 Coup

After the ouster in 2009 of then-Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, the country’s resistance movement sought to obtain weapons from neighboring Nicaragua, according to a confidential cable released by Wikileaks. According […] Read More >

Zelaya Accuses Honduran Government Of Breaking Cartagena Accord

Today in Latin America Top Story — Ousted President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya accused current President Porfirio Lobo on Thursday of violating the terms of the agreement that allowed Zelaya […] Read More >

A special session of the OAS General Assembly voted to reinstate Honduras on Wednesday.

OAS Readmits Honduras To Regional Block After 32-1 Vote

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Organization of American States (OAS) readmitted Honduras to the regional bloc Wednesday, ending a two-year diplomatic hiatus that began with the June […] Read More >

Manuel Zelaya Returns To Honduras And Promises To Reenter Politics

After 16 months in exile, overthrown Honduran President Manuel Zelaya returned Saturday to Honduras, where he will immediately reenter politics. Wearing his trademark cowboy hat, Zelaya exited the plane flanked […] Read More >