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Aguilar, who at the time was serving as chief of intelligence for Honduras' National police, intervened after a police official safeguarding the drugs was busted by a lower-ranked officer who had seized the tanker, the report says. The handcuffed officer called Aguilar, who ordered that the officer and the ...
There's tight security presence in Honduras as protests continue ahead of the inauguration of re-elected President Juan Orlando Hernandez. The opposition has called for a general strike. It says the vote-count after November's presidential election was not conducted properly. Since then, more than 35 ...

A 49-year-old lawyer, Hernandez is the first president to be reelected in Honduras. That's another reason people are protesting against him.The nation's Constitution bars presidents from seeking a second term. In 2009, Hernandez and his allies deposed leftist President Manuel Zelaya for allegedly ...
#6393 In this Jan. 15, 2018 photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, behind second from right, watches the change of command exchange ceremony between his new National police Chief Jose David Aguilar Moran, left, and outgoing Gen. Felix Villanueva in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in for a second term amid protests over what the opposition calls electoral fraud. Hernandez's inauguration on Saturday comes under the shadow of more than 30 deaths related to the political upheaval in the country since the end of ...
'Legal corruption Embedded in Honduras,' Warn Investigators. The spokesman for the judiciary, Melvin Duarte, explained Wednesday that as there has been no action filed against the defendants, the case will be put on hold and transferred over to the Superior Court of Accounts (TSC). "No indictment or ...

activists in Honduras have been targeted in a wave of surveillance, intimidation and violence since the country's security forces cracked down on a wave of social unrest prompted by last month's disputed presidential election. Lawyers from the Movimiento Amplio (MA) - a collective representing ...
Honduras exported 422,141 60-kg bags of coffee in December 2017, up from 375,054 in the same month last year, the National Coffee Institute (IHCAFE) said. The revision compares with a preliminary December figure of 502,486 bags issued at the beginning of J.
We hit the ground running, with little time for jet lag as my daughter put her "favorite volunteers" to work. We've sorted through dozens of boxes of books shipped down to Honduras on pallets. We've shopped for library decorating supplies, made copies for the teacher workshops and tested paint samples for ...
OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro had been pushing for the 35 American nation organization whose members include Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, the U.S., Guatemala and several Caribbean countries, to discuss and approve the report in a special session last week "given the importance ...
Various accounts have said that the US president directed his scorn at Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and Africa as a whole - although he has since denied using the more inflammatory language which has swept across social media posts in the last few days. Still, as the old adage goes, there's no such thing ...
NOTE: This story doesn't have a byline of the reporter because the person could be at risk while working in Honduras if identified. On November 26, 2017 Hondurans went to the polls to elect their president. Incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, candidate of the right-wing National Party, stood against ...
Lobo goes on to say that former presidents and other heads of the OAS observation team "asked the TSE to immediately announce the results to the people of Honduras," but that TSE leaders wanted to wait till all votes were counted. Lobo says that the OAS observation directors repeatedly asked TSE ...
UN Denounces police Violence in anti-government protests in Honduras ... The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights, or OHCHR, in Honduras has expressed concern over the recent escalation in repressive violence used by police against protesters following the controversial ...
As in much of the rest of the world, democracy is on the defensive in Latin America, in part because it has few principled defenders. A simple comparison of two ongoing political crises, in Venezuela and Honduras, illustrates the problem. After Venezuela's populist anti-American government rigged state ...
Seismologist Dr Joan Latchman of the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre has warned that the Eastern Caribbean was ripe to deliver its largest magnitude earthquake. Latchman gave the warning hours after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocked Honduras, which led to Puerto Rico, ...
By 2016, Hernandez's 3rd year in office, Honduras recorded the highest number of killings of environmental and land rights activists, most of whom were killed by state security forces or domestic corporations that back Hernandez. An independent commission recently revealed that the Honduran military ...

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (AP) -- A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Caribbean sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and causing officials to briefly post advisories warning of the threat of possible tsunami surges around the region.
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras) -- One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in modern times struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and setting off tsunami warnings that were canceled about an hour later. There were no early reports of serious damage or ...
These figures take Honduras out of the world's 10-most violent countries in the world, according to the Director of the National police Jair Meza Barahona. Legal actions, as well as the transfer of prisoners to maximum security prisons, were the main strategies that allowed the capital of Tegucigalpa and the ...
The death is one of at least 30 blamed on security forces policing protests in Honduras since November, according to a report by the Committee for the relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Cofadeh), a Honduran NGO founded in the 1980s. The majority of deaths were at the hands of ...
The Organization of American States would not stand by the results in Honduras and called for a new vote.A report issued by the Electoral Observation Mission in Honduras describes in detail intrusions into the computer system, improbable participation levels and recently printed ballots, among other ...
Honduras was the staging ground for the U.S.-backed covert war against leftists in the region. Honduras was the de facto U.S. military base for Contras fighting the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Inside Honduras, U.S.-trained military units -- most especially the notorious Battalion 316 -- carried out a campaign ...
Eufaula City schools staff check out a container students will be refitting for use as a classroom in Honduras. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. EUFAULA - Career tech students in the Eufaula City Schools will join other students around the state in refitting cargo containers for use as classrooms in ...
The German Embassy in Honduras said it supports talks between the two parties and denounces any violence. In a release issued on Jan. 2, the Embassy stated "all responsible should be dedicated to finding a peaceful solution for the good of the entire country and to strengthen the people's confidence of ...
Honduras' leftwing opposition Tuesday called for a month of protests and possible insurrection to reject President Juan Orlando Hernandez's claim to have won re-election in a bitterly disputed poll held in November. The declaration comes ahead of Hernandez being sworn into a new term on January 27.
The contested results triggered the country's worst political crisis in a decade and have led to the deaths of at least 30 people, according to the Committee for the Families of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Cofadeh), a human rights group. Most of the victims were opponents of President Juan ...
military forces opened fire on protesters in Honduras, killing a 60-year-old man and severely wounding another, according to the Committee of the Families of Detained and Disappeared of Honduras, or Cofadeh. Since last November, Hondurans have taken to the streets to defend their votes in favor of ...
One protester has been killed in clashes in Honduras between riot police and demonstrators who dispute the result of November's presidential poll. police fired tear gas and cleared roadblocks made of burning tyres across the country. The death occurred in the northern town of Saba. The protest was ...
Unfortunate tourists venturing the streets of Tegucigalpa in December last year might well have wondered whether they'd stumbled onto a military coup, like the one that rocked Honduras in June 2009 when left-leaning President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped by troops and bundled onto a plane to Costa ...
A military police officer removes the remains of burning tires from a barricade set by opposition supporters during a protest. | Photo: Reuters. Previous; Next. Published 28 December 2017. 0. Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to twitter Share to facebook Share to gmail Share to Google+ Share to Pinterest Share ...
Sometimes that makes it hard to also keep an eye on what is going on around the world, but we want to encourage CTU members and supporters to take a moment and learn about the struggle in Honduras against electoral fraud, the brutal repression people are facing, and the visionary resistance the ...
"The people are calling it a fraudulent and stolen election", said Dr. Luther Castillo Harry, when I asked him about the late November election in Honduras. Castillo Harry, who was the National Commissioner of Ministry of Health in the Honduras, looks despairingly at his native country. The institutions in his ...
Mexico City - In Honduras, stolen elections, followed by accusations of fraud, street demonstrations, and military repression, are business as usual. So it wasn't exactly shocking when the presidential election in late November, marred by numerous irregularities in the vote count, led to all three. But the ...
WASHINGTON -- The Trump Administration on Friday recognized the results of Honduras' disputed presidential election despite opposition ... National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez gestures as he addresses the media at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on December 5, 2017.
In what critics call a weakening of U.S. support for democracy in Latin America, the Trump administration appears to be prioritizing concerns about illegal immigration and drug trafficking from Honduras over the country's violent and flawed election process. The administration's relative silence on last ...
Mexico City -- protests snaking through city streets, nighttime curfews, a raucous political battle over a president's re-election: Honduras has been seized by a crisis since a disputed vote last month. The country has lived through a version of this turmoil before. Eight years ago, a leftist president was ...
Honduras BPO is currently facing new challenges following almost two weeks of political unrest and protests stemming from the country's unresolved presidential elections. Tenured players such as Convergys, Collective Solution, Alorica, and Startek are having to overcome issues in staff absences, security ...
The candidate of the Alliance of Opposition against the Dictatorship, Salvador Nasralla, called on Sunday upon several regional and international institutions to recognize his victory in the presidential elections in Honduras. "The Opposition Alliance won the elections and international organizations (OAS, ...
INSKEEP: We are also tracking a political standoff in Honduras. MARTIN: More than two weeks after Hondurans went to the polls to elect a new president, there is still no official winner. The current president holds a slight lead, but officials have yet to declare him the winner amid allegations of widespread ...
Weeks after Hondurans voted for president, there still isn't a clear winner. The opposition claims the government is trying to steal the vote for incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are ...
On the streets of Honduras, there is continuing unrest after presidential elections held two weeks ago are being contested. The incumbent and a close U.S. ally, Juan Orlando Hernandez, has a small lead, but international observers say there were irregularities in the vote. His opponent, a national TV star, ...
Its three countries - Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras - are three of the highest per capita homicide countries in the world. Since the early 1960s proxy wars--first against communism, then against the drug trade, have played out across these countries. Over 300,000 people died in the first war from ...
The Honduran government is deploying dangerous and illegal tactics to silence any dissenting voices in the aftermath of one of the country's worst political crisis in a decade, including preventing lawyers and human rights activists from visiting detained demonstrators, Amnesty International said after a visit ...
The number of immigrants in the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras rose by 25% from 2007 to 2015, in contrast to more modest growth of the country's overall foreign-born population and a decline from neighboring Mexico. During these same years, the total U.S. immigrant ...
Instead, there are protests, turmoil and a growing international recognition that democracy is not working well in Honduras and that this election was fraught with irregularities and possible fraud, according to press accounts and international observer groups including those representing the European ...
Ten days after Honduras' presidential elections, results have not been announced and Honduras is in flames. Thousands of demonstrators have been battling gas bombs and bullets in the streets of Tegucigalpa, leaving at least 11 dead. After initially taking the streets, the country's U.S.-trained and financed ...
Honduran human rights activist and one of the founders of the Committee of relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras. Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle. member of La Voz de los de Abajo and one of the founding members of the Honduras Solidarity Network. He has been in Honduras for over a week leading a ...
Allegations of corruption and human rights abuses in Honduras' following last Sunday's contested presidential elections can safely be put to rest now that the government of incumbent President Juan Hernandez has been certified as clean by no less authoritative body than the U.S. Department of State.
Eric Conn, the Kentucky lawyer who defrauded the Social Security system of more than half a billion dollars before fleeing the U.S. in June, has been arrested in Honduras, according to that country's Public Ministry. wanted by the FBI, Conn also sent taunting messages while he was on the lam. Conn had ...


 

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