Category: Honduras

Crowd Outside Honduran Morgue Clashes With Police

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 […] Read More >

Honduras: Survivors, Officials Tell Story of Deadly Prison Fire

Today in Latin America Top Story — Inmates who survived a deadly fire at Comayagua prison in Honduras said that they stood helplessly at the doors to their barracks while […] Read More >

Honduras: Wife Of Ousted President Zelaya To Run In 2013

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 […] Read More >

Honduras Sends Hundreds Of Soldiers To The Street In Operation Lightning

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 […] Read More >

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 >