Category: Central America

Ex-Guatemalan General Appears In Court On Charges Of Orchestrating Massacres

GUATEMALA CITY — Former General Héctor López Fuentes made his first court appearance on June 20, three days after police arrested him on charges of orchestrating genocide against Guatemala’s Ixil […] 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 >

Costa Rica And Guatemala Reject Legalizing Drugs To Stop Violence

The presidents of Costa Rica and Guatemala rejected Sunday a recommendation from a committee of former Latin American presidents to legalize “soft” drugs in an effort to help mitigate violence […] 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 >

Zelaya Signs Agreement Allowing His Return To Honduras

Today in Latin America Top Story — Overthrown Honduran President Manuel Zelaya signed an agreement on Sunday with current President Porfirio Lobo in the Colombian city of Cartagena that will […] Read More >

Guatemala Arrests Zeta Member In Connection To Massacre

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom announced Wednesday the arrest of an alleged Zeta leader and former Guatemalan soldier in connection with the killing of […] Read More >

Guatemala Accuses Zetas Drug Cartel Of Carrying Out Petén Massacre

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan officials on Monday attributed Saturday’s massacre of 29 people in the northern province of Petén to the Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel also […] Read More >

28 Dead In Guatemalan Massacre; Police Suspect Drug Cartel Involvement

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemala’s national police said Sunday they found at least 28 decapitated bodies in one of the worst massacres the country has seen since […] Read More >

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya May Return To Honduras

Today in Latin America Top Story — Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya may iron out an agreement to return to his home country within a matter of weeks, his aide […] Read More >