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Honduras: Human Rights Groups Report number of murders of women up sharply

bbc.com reported Honduras is on “red alert” over the number of women being murdered, according to the country’s rights activists. Members of 20 different women’s groups have banded together to highlight the problem, saying at least 18 women were killed in the past two weeks. The organisations say out of 463 women murdered last year, only 15 cases were investigated.

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The country’s overall murder rate is down, according to official statistics.

The state figures, released this week, show the total murders fell by 22% in the first six months of this year. Read Article

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Honduras: Three Convicted in Plot to murder President

Mexican, two Hondurans for plotting to kill president gulfnews.com / Scheme, which also involved Colombians and Guatemalans linked to disbanded Valle brothers cartel, was foiled by US and Honduran authorities A court found a Mexican man and two Hondurans guilty of plotting to assassinate Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who has extradited more than a […]

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Honduras: High Risk Inmates being transferred to new maximum security prison

bbc.com reported that Honduras police have begun transferring groups of dangerous convicts to a new maximum security prison as part of a government security plan. Thirty-seven prisoners were taken by helicopter to the new jail in the western region of Santa Barbara. The Honduran government is seeking to regain control of the country’s prisons – […]

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Roatan Honduras: German Tourist dies while snorkeling

German tourist dies in Roatan INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCE SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THE BOOK latribuna.hn reported the authorities confirmed Wednesday night the death of a German tourist in West Way, Roatan, Honduras in the Caribbean. The victim was identified as Walter Ray Owen (69), who was practicing snorkeling, a water sport that involves swimming on the surface […]

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Honduras: Over 100 attorneys slain in last five years

telesuretv.net — According to the Honduran Human Rights Commission, 94 percent of the over 100 deaths of lawyers since 2010 have not been punished. Three lawyers have been killed in one day in Honduras in the latest spate of fatal violence against political activists, journalists, human rights defenders, and legal representatives that has seen over […]

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Honduras: Increasing Political Violence, slain indigenous activist

Interview with Dana Frank, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, conducted by Scott Harris btlonline.org — The Central American nation of Honduras is well known for having one of the highest murder rates in the world that includes violence attributed to narco-trafficking, gang conflicts and street crime. But Honduras is also […]

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Honduras: Archaeologists begin excavation of possible “White City Ruins”

telegraph.co.uk reported Honduran officials said on Friday that archaeologists have begun excavations at a mysterious site on Honduras’ Caribbean coast that may be the long-rumoured “White City” ruins. Officials said excavation that began Wednesday have so far unearthed about five dozen stone and ceramic fragments and other artefacts. Also known as the “City of the […]

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Honduras: Students from U.S., Columbia University, Barnard College die in bus crash

NYTIMES.com reported three Columbia University students on a volunteer medical mission to help the poor and sick in Honduras were killed on Wednesday in a bus crash that also left at least a dozen other students injured. The students were traveling on a road east of the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, when their bus veered off […]

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Honduras: Bus Drivers pay war tax, or else

AFP yahoo.com reported…Jose’s scars are a constant reminder of the day gang members set him on fire for failing to pay their “war tax” — a daily nightmare for bus drivers in Honduras. Jose says he was never warned he had to pay the “tax,” imposed on bus and taxi drivers, small-business owners and ordinary […]

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Honduras: Troops dispatched to protect “lost city” from looters

telegraph.co.uk reported the Honduran president has dispatched troops to protect a “lost city” rediscovered deep in the jungle amid fears that looters could pillage ancient artefacts from the abandoned home of an unknown civilisation. There were deep divisions among the expedition team that found the site in the Mosquitia rainforest about whether to remove ancient […]

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Severe Drought Affecting more than half a million people in Honduras

bbc.com reported more than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, the Red Cross has said. It said the most vulnerable families were in danger of hunger because of the loss of crops, higher food prices and lower incomes for farmers. The Red Cross said some families were selling […]

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Honduras: TV News Anchor Banned from Journalism for 16 Months

theguardian.com reported an Honduran TV news anchor who was banned for 16 months from practising journalism has had the court’s sentence confirmed at appeal. In December last year, Julio Ernesto Alvarado of Globo TV was convicted of criminal defamation as a result of coverage on his programme, “Mi Nación”, of alleged corruption by a university […]

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Honduras: Drug Smuggler’s siezed boats being used for tourism

dailymail.co.uk reported the next time you’re cruising the high seas around Honduras it could be on a vessel that was once used to smuggle cocaine and other illicit drugs across international waters. In the ongoing war on drugs, the Central American country has announced plans to convert boats seized from traffickers into tourist cruisers. The […]

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Honduras: Former Head of Social Security detained for fraud, corruption

bbc.com reported the former head of the Honduran Institute of Social Security, Mario Zelaya, has been arrested near the border with Nicaragua. Mr Zelaya is suspected of misappropriating millions of dollars from the country’s social security program. The government had offered a $50,000 (£31,000) reward for information on his whereabouts. Mr Zelaya had been on […]

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Honduras: Two Criminal Judges Suspended

laprensa.hn reported the suspended officials are the judge for criminal matters of Francisco Morazán, Allan Fernando Rodriguez Sevilla, and supernumerary judge of the Court of Danli, Leader Federico Mendez Mendoza. The suspended officials it is the judge for criminal matters of Francisco Morazán, Allan Fernando Rodriguez Sevilla, and supernumerary judge of the Court of Danli, […]

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Honduras: Opposition Broadcast Leader Faces criminal defamation charges

rsf.org reported a Tegucigalpa-based high court announced this week that it is ready to hear a criminal defamation action by Sonia Inéz Gálvez, a lawyer married to the deputy prosecutor-general, against David Romero Ellner, the head of Radio Globo. The lawsuit could result in a sentence of up to 15 years in jail for Romero […]

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Tegucigalpa Honduras: InterContinental Hotels to open new Hotel

Hondurasweekly.com reported InterContinental Hotels Group announced on Friday the opening of the new-build, 108-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Tegucigalpa. The hotel is located in the heart of the capital city’s new financial and commercial district of Plaza San Rafael, and near the country’s major financial institutions, including BAC Honduras, Banco Davivienda and BCIE (Central […]

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Honduras: Authorities seize 52 properties belonging to drug trafficking group

hondurasweekly.com reported authorities in Honduras have seized 52 properties belonging to one of the country’s premier drug trafficking groups — the Valle family — in a move that could represent the beginning of a larger assault on the powerful clan. On August 18, authorities seized properties belonging to siblings Luis Alfonso, Miguel Arnulfo, Digna and […]

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Honduras conflict between poor farmers and rich landowners

slate.com reported…We’ve come to report on the continuing conflict between poor farmers and rich landowners around Taujica, a small town in Honduras’ Bajo Aguán region, a five-hour drive from the world’s murder capital, San Pedro Sula. The roads we drove to get here, lined with lush vegetation, cut through mountains and hug the Caribbean Sea. […]

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High Levels of Crime in Honduras changes U.S. travel warning status

630wpro.com reported The Department of State has updated a travel warning to Honduras, cautioning citizens of high levels of crime and violence in the country. Threats are “critically high,” according to a statement issued Tuesday, with Honduras holding the title of the highest murder rate in the world since 2010. The Honduran Ministry of Security […]

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Honduras: U.S. crew of salvage ship detained for gun violations

theguardian.com reported the crew of shipwreck salvaging company say they were with lobster divers when government detained them over gun allegations. An associate of six US men detained for weeks in Honduras has said they were working on a project to aid local lobster divers, and denied that they violated weapons laws by failing to […]

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Honduras: peasant leaders urge World Bank to withdraw support for palm oil company

World Bank directors will be urged by Honduran peasant leaders and civil society groups to withdraw support for a major palm oil company accused of links to killings, kidnapping and the forced eviction of small farmers. The bank’s European directors, meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, will be handed a report by Human Rights Watch, published […]

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Honduras: Video of fan brutally beaten at soccer match in Tegucigalpa

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Bay Islands Roatan Honduras: safety security warning

N.Y. Times reported that Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world, but the country’s idyllic Bay Islands have long been considered a safe haven, largely immune from the drug-fueled violence that has plagued the Honduran mainland. However, a string of recent crimes on Roatán, the largest of the Bay Islands, has prompted outrage, […]

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Honduras: Dengue cases trending down, remain vigilant in protection

latribuna.hn reported that the director of surveillance of health, Bredy Lara, reported statistics reflect a reduction of 53 percent of the cases of dengue in week 46, in comparison to the number 31, when registered the most. The population keep preventive measures to counter the incidence of dengue fever. “We are seeing the trend of […]

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Honduras: five murdered near voting polling station in Gracias a Dios

Five people were killed today shot dead by unidentified men in the Caribbean of Honduras, a few meters of a polling station, said the deputy department of Gracias a Dios, Maylo Wood. The incident occurred at 06:30 local time (12:30 GMT) in the village Bethlehem, in the Caribbean province of Gracias a Dios, known as […]

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Honduras: Africanized honey bees attack 5 people

laprensa.hn reported… Africanized honey bees attack 5 people -A team of four rescue workers moved to the place where it was swarm and neutralized the bees. Firefighters attended the emergency Guasculile. Tegucigalpa. Africanized bees attacked yesterday morning to five people in the community of Guasculile, South of the capital. Among the victims is a homeless […]

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Honduras: one young person under 23 murdered every seven hours

One person under the age of 23 is killed every seven hours in the country, States a recent report by the Observatory of rights of children, girls and young people in Casa Alianza Honduras. The document establishes that during the past 15 years, i.e., from February 1998 to October 2013, 8,854 cases of extrajudicial executions […]

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Honduras: Garifuna Communities in Conflict with developers of mega-tourism projects

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Honduras: scandals in health system, theft of medication rampant

The scandals in the health system are reaching record levels. The very head of the Central Drug Store, Mirta Escobar, reported yesterday that continuing irregularities in the handling of medicines when they are sent to public hospitals. The business is great. It consists of unadulterated amounts of recipes, reduce the contents of each bottle or […]

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Moderate to Heavy Rains expected in Honduras November 8, 9, 10 – 2013

Moderate to heavy rain is expected for the weekend especially for the region of the Caribbean coast of Honduras, western and central region of the country. In the northern part of the department of Cortés could rain up to 40 mm in 24 hours, Atlantida, Yoro, Santa Barbara, and thank God, have rainfall between 20 […]

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Honduras: Electricity discountinued in several areas for maintenance

The National Electricity Company (ENEE) announced through a statement that perform preventive maintenance and corrective in various parts of Honduran territory. The aim is to ensure the proper functioning of the electrical system to improve the service it provides, so it will be necessary to interrupt the flow of electricity to perform the work in […]

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Honduras: third death reported from H1N1 Influenza

xinhuanet.com reported that the Honduran Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed the third death from the H1N1 Influenza A virus in the Central American country this year. The victim was a female resident in Valle de Angeles, a tourist hamlet in eastern Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras, said Bredy Lara, director of the health monitoring department of […]

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Honduras: Political Violence threat to Presidential Elections

aljazerra.com reported that On Nov. 24 Honduras will hold a presidential election that could usher in a new era. The country’s politics have been long dominated by the conservative National party and the slightly more centrist Liberal party. But a new party, Libre, has put forward a presidential candidate who has led polling for much […]

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Honduran Presidential Election November 24, 2013

theguardian.com reported that….Do the people of Honduras have the right to elect their own president and congress? That depends on whom you talk to. In 2009, the country’s left-of-center President Mel Zelaya was overthrown in a military coup that was heavily supported (and, according to Zelaya, organized) by the United States government. After six months […]

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Honduras: Man hospitalized after having erection for four days

According to EFE-extra.ec a 22-year-old man from Comayagua Honduras was hospitalized for a penis erection that has lasted four days. Sources at Hospital Escuela Denis Chirinos reported that the young man may lose his penis. The hospital also reported that in the last three months four other patients have also been treated for prolonged erections. […]

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas: 15 Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued, 2 Arrested

On August 26, 2013 NSS Chiapas Noticias reported the rescue of fifteen female sex trafficking victims from Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico. The women had been forced into prostitution at different bars in Pijijiapan Township, located on the coast of Chiapas. Authorities also found the women living in unsanitary and inhumane conditions. During the operation, police […]

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Cortés, Honduras: Destroyed Plane Thought to Carry Drugs

From lainformacion.com on August 19, 2013- A small plane that was presumably transporting drugs was destroyed after the Honduran Air Force ordered the plane to land. The plane was detected by authorities in Gracias a Dios near the Nicaraguan border, and ordered to land in the Ramal del Tigre sector of the Cortés Department in […]

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Belén, Honduras: Drug Gang Territory Conflict Leads to Several Deaths

From lainformacion.com on August 6, 2013- Honduran authorities have confirmed the deaths of at least four people, among them one Nicaraguan and one Mexican. The deaths are the result of an apparent territory conflict between rival drug gangs in Honduras, although some have said that the dispute arose over a disagreement over 300 kilos of […]

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Central America: Mexican Cartels Continue Regional Expansion

From El Cronista Digital on July 29, 2013- According to Gema Santamaria, a Mexican academic, the policies of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will have no positive changes for Central American countries dealing with the continued expansion of Mexican cartels. Pena Nieto’s strategy has been to limit drug trafficking violence and crimes of high impact […]

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Hidalgo, Mexico: Police Arrest 9 Hondurans and 2 Salvadorans for Human Trafficking

On June 27, 2013 El Hidalgo reported that police in Hidalgo, Mexico have arrested 9 Hondurans and 2 Salvadorans suspected of being linked to human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The group of 11 suspects was allegedly led by a Salvadoran who goes by the alias “El Fantasma.” A Mexican allegedly working with the suspects was […]

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Honduras: Suspected Drug Dealer Injured in Gunfight

From El Mundo on June 12, 2013- Military sources have reported that a suspected drug dealer and thirteen others were arrested in a clash with security forces off the Caribbean coast of Honduras. After the clash, authorities confiscated weapons, money, and two boats. The incident occurred in the canal sector of Sanco in the department […]

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Honduras Plans to Destroy 30 Clandestine Airstrips in July to Combat Drug Trafficking

From La Prensa on June 10, 2013- According to the head of the Honduran Armed Forces, René Osorio, the Honduran Army will be destroying at least 30 clandestine airstrips in the month of July as a part of operation “Hammer” or “Armadillo.” Orsorio said that military units have discovered the airstrips throughout the country, but […]

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Red Bridge in Saltillo, Mexico is a Hotspot for Honduran Drug Traffickers

According to El Heraldo on May 22, 2013 two Honduran men were arrested at the Red Bridge southwest of Saltillo for selling marijuana. This comes less than week after 6 other Hondurans were arrested in the same area for drug related crimes, including possession and possession for the purpose of sale of marijuana, and powder […]

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Escaped Drug Trafficker Recaptured in Roatan, Honduras

El Heraldo reported on May 18, 2013 that an operation on the island of Roatan, Honduras resulted in the recapture of escaped Honduran drug trafficker, Paco Antúnez Ayala Campbell. Ayala Campbell had been previously arrested in 2007 in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua alongside Mateo Mauricio Ávila, Eduardo Padilla Ballesteros, and Rufino Rubie Vargas. In addition, 1,375 […]

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Honduras using covert radars on nation’s highways to reduce speeding

Covert radars are installed on the nation’s highways to measure the speed of vehicles that are driven to different destinations. The national roads are guarded by elements Preventive Police Traffic and to guide and monitor the vacationers to accidents not only in the arteries of the North West there are 64 checkpoints. To control the […]

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Honduras: 30 kilos of cocaine discovered in box located in cargo terminal of San Pedro airport

Believed to have come from Medellin Colombia: laprensa.hn reported that a parcel in a small box found at the airport’s cargo terminal Ramon Villeda Morales contain at least 29.5 kilograms of cocaine, authorities said. The package was sent from the city Medellin in Colombia, according to the National Bureau of Special Investigation Services (DNSEI). The […]

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Honduras: Shark filets being soldillegally with high levels of mercury

Shark steak dry with high mercury content has been marketed in the country this summer and can severely damage the health of Hondurans. The authorities of the Ministry of Natural Resources (Serna) reported that blind spot has made the distribution of this product, which is sold under the name of fish jerky (cecina de pescado). […]

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Hostile environment in Gulf of Fonesca between Honduras, El Salvador

Chief of Naval Honduran ensures that navigates to the mouth, but recognizes that there is always persecution. Presidents would meet after Easter. Chief of Naval Honduran ensures that navigates to the mouth, but recognizes that there is always persecution. Presidents would meet after Easter. Gen. Rene Osorio said they have orders to continue performing normally […]

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Honduras to press UN to enforce judgement of International Court over Gulf of Fonseca

President Porfirio Lobo will meet this week with fishermen from the south to address problems with Nicaraguan Naval. President Porfirio Lobo Sosa said Sunday that Honduras will press UN to enforce the judgment bordering the International Court of Justice in the Gulf of Fonseca shared with Nicaragua and El Salvador. The president spoke after constant […]

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Honduran Consul General in Phoenix Arizona continues in position after investigation

Elheraldo.hn, reported that the Consul General for the Honduran consulate in Phoenix, Arizona, Astrid Kamper Gaborit , remains in office, after an investigation. The results indicated that she used Honduran public funds for automobile payments. These payments according to the article were made between January 2011 and March 2012, to a car dealer in Phoenix, […]

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Honduras: peasants bodies found, had been kidnapped

prensa-latina.cu reported that Honduran authorities today confirmed the discovery of the bodies of two peasants in the Bajo Aguan Valley in northeastern Honduras. The bodies were found in a decomposed state in a boundary of the La Concepción, handcuffed, with signs of torture and multiple impacts of firearms. The victims were identified as Yoni Adolfo […]

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San Pedro Sula Honduras: woman found dead from apparent strangulation in hotel

San Pedro Sula Honduras – Woman found strangled in hotel. Tiempo.hn reported that on Sunday evening, February 10, 2013, a female and male went to the Marvin Hotel and asked for a room. The hotel clerk asked for identification, which the man and woman said they did not have any. They rented a room for […]

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Honduras: 900 youth under age 23 murdered in 2012, most with firearms

Choloma, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa and Villanueva are the most dangerous cities for young people of Honduras. Most crimes were committed with a firearm. Read Article

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Deputy mayor of La Ceiba Honduras murdered

The deputy mayor of the northern port city of La Ceiba Honduras, Angel Salinas, was shot dead today by unidentified Golosón near the airport, police said. Two men on a motorcycle shot while driving his car into the City Hall, was shot nine times and died while being transferred to a hospital, said local police […]

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Honduras: slaughter of six people in San Pedro de Sula

According to laprensa.hn, at the crime scene and six people died in the hospital later one of the three injured. At the crime scene and six people died in the hospital later one of the three wounded in the slaughter occurred in the San Francisco neighborhood of San Pedro Sula. The entertaining and celebrating traditional […]

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Honduras: Vioent deaths continue in first month of 2013

Elheraldo.hn reported that in a period of ten days two multiple homicides were reported, one in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula last. In the two events killed …… The violence has been a constant in Honduras in the first 28 days of 2013. It posted an average of one every other day slaughter. These events […]

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Limón Honduras landing point for drug shipments to the U.S. for Colombian cartels

SOURCE: laprensa.hn Authorities indicate that 11 Honduran cartels are part of narcotics smuggling network. Five drug cartels from Colombia are using Honduras as a drop off point to transport illegal drugs on to Mexico with ultimate destination of the United States. Research by Honduran office of drug trafficking (DLCN) and the Honduran military working in […]

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Honduras: Man and Woman sought in murder of British tourist

According to independent.co.uk, police in Honduras are looking for a man and a woman suspected of gunning down a British tourist in the street as they tried to steal his camera. Omer Kaya, 33, died after he was shot in the neck on Tuesday morning while he was on holiday in San Pedro Sula, the […]

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San Pedro Sula Honduras: Assailants kill British tourist while attempting to steal his camera

According to elcommercio.com, British tourist, Kaya Omer, 33, was killed after being shot in the neck by several assailants. Several other press reports indicated he was attempting to flee the attacking men who were trying to steal his camera. Kaya Omer was in a neighborhood taking pictures when the attack happened. Read Article

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Prostitutes stole items from Honduras embassy in Colombia for failure of payment

Elespectador.com reported that El Heraldo’s online edtion revealed that prostitutes stole numerous items from the Honduras embassy in Bogota Colombia. The event happened on December 20, 2012, when an employee of the Ambassador to Colombia from Honduras, organized a party with alcohol and sex at the facility. The information was obtained from El Heraldo’s online […]

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Honduras: Christmas Eve 2012, 50 deaths 70 injuries across the country

diariodeavisos.com reported that at least fifty people were killed and seventy wounded in various acts of violence in Honduras during Christmas Eve celebrations, police said Saturday. The spokesman of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Tegucigalpa, Gustavo Aguilar, Efe said tersely that corresponds toll to 24 December only. He added that thirty dead were […]

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Honduras with highest rate of femicide in Central America

For a staggering that every 16 hours a woman dies violently, the UN Women organization yesterday began an awareness campaign called “16 days of activism against gender violence against women” in Honduras. “Every 16 hours a woman is dying and the perpetrators remain unpunished,” explained the coordinator of UN Women, Rossibel Gomez at the launch […]

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Report: Honduras, Nicaragua most affected by climate change

Honduras and Nicaragua are two of the countries most affected by climate change between 1990 and 2010, according to a study released yesterday in Managua by a local environmental organization. Hurricane Mitch brought the average deaths per year in the last two decades. The NGO Centro Humboldt introduced the “Global Climate Risk Index 2013”, prepared […]

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Heavy Rains northeastern Honduras leave dead

At least three people, including two children, were killed in northern Honduras due to the heavy rains that left behind a tropical depression, reported the fire commander of the west, Alfonso Medina. A woman was the first to fall victim to a wall on your home and then two children were reported killed in the […]

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Mara Salvatrucha: The Most Dangerous Street Gang in the Americas?

Author – Sonja Wolf ABSTRACT Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), founded in 1980s Los Angeles by Salvadoran immigrant youth, is today one of the largest street gangs in North and Central America. In recent years the group has acquired a reputation for extreme brutality and has ostensibly mutated into a fast-expanding, transnational organized crime network with possible […]

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Honduras: increase in numbers of deaths due to manufacturing of fireworks, explosives

Colonel Manuel Zelaya of Tegucigalpa Fire Department said this morning, “We regret what is happening, and we quantified a number of 16 people affected by the powder, we had even people who have died in San Lorenzo and La Paz, are people adults and children who work in centers where they make rockets. ” The […]

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Honduras: Congress reviewing law to define “Charter Cities”

The Honduran National Congress is currently reviewing the law to geographically define the first four “Charter Cities” in the world, three sites along the Caribbean coast in Garifuna afro-indigenous territory, Trujillo, the Valle de Cuyamel and the Sico-Paulaya Valley, which includes Miskitu indigenous territory. One is proposed in the Gulf of Fonseca which would include […]

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Honduran rape suspect mistakenly released from U.S. jail, deported

Jefferson Parish authorities say a man accused of raping and kidnapping his female roommate in Kenner was mistakenly released from custody last month, then deported to Honduras. The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/TSXpUe ) reports that authorities say Kenner Police arrested Jose Argueta-Amaya in September and booked him with forcible rape, kidnapping and other charges. Read Article

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Honduras: hospital denied access to liquid oxygen for lack of payment, surgeries cancelled

As if the crisis in the health sector were not enough, yesterday announced that the company supplying liquid oxygen to Mario Rivas hospital suspended supplies to put pressure on the authorities of the Government to be a large sum to the company. Since Sunday, several planned surgeries were canceled for that problem, and the same […]

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Honduras: rust disease could cause coffee crop losses of 30 percent

The rust disease in coffee cultivation could experience losses of up to 30 percent in the production areas, especially in the department of El Paraíso where he hoped to reap a million quintals coffee warned leaders. Rust is the most destructive disease of coffee to damage trees and reduce their production, causing premature leaf drop […]

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Honduras: Confirmed deaths from hemorrhagic dengue fever

The health minister, Roxana Araujo, said the victims were a 28-year, Santa Barbara, who died in a state hospital in San Pedro Sula, and a man of 58, of Atlantic Tela, who perished in an institution Private. A certification fee of dengue in Honduras attached to the Ministry of Health confirmed the death of the […]

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Honduras: Authorities seize 160 kilos cocaine, Puerto Cortes, lacks radar coverage

Tegucigalpa. Honduras Police seized 160 kilos of cocaine that were hidden in a false compartment of a cargo transportation in Puerto Cortes (Caribbean), and arrested a person allegedly linked to the stash, reported an official source . A National Police spokesman told reporters that the stash was found late Tuesday in the cargo that was […]

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Honduras: health officials concerned over outbreak of Chagas Disease

Health Authorities detected in the municipality of El Negrito one positive, Santa Rita reported three suspects of evil. The detection of a positive case of Chagas disease in El Negrito and three suspects in Santa Rita off alarm bells in the health authorities of these municipalities already struggling to stop the spread of Chagas Disease….. […]

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Tegucigalpa Honduras, police operation turns up numerous weapons, explosives

Laprensa.hn reported that during an operation met strong arms, like a M26 grenade including explosives, an AK-47, charger plates and even public prosecutors. It took the presence of a bomb squad to handle the explosives, the grenade was detonated in a ravine. It also seized a vehicle with plate PAW 5711, some 40 people were […]

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Honduras, miltary deployed on buses to protect public

The government of Honduras has begun deploying soldiers to protect public buses as part of a campaign to reduce soaring levels of violent crime. Two soldiers will ride each bus in the capital, Tegucigalpa, and the second city, San Pedro Sula. Read Article

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Honduras: 40 kilos cocaine in boxes, parcels from Colombia found in air freight terminal San Pedro Sula

Authorities Border Police found drugs in the air freight terminal to eropuerto Villeda Morales of San Pedro Sula. In the morning we counted 40 kilos of cocaine contained in several boxes from Colombia through a joint international parcels. After another flight arrived in the rest boxes of seized cocaine figure is 80 kilos. According to […]

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Honduras: New head of airforce installed amidst controversy.

Miguel Palacios took office instead of Colonel Landa Pastor Ruiz, in a ceremony at the airport Toncontin FAH, south of the capital, with the notable absence of President Porfirio Lobo, who used to attend these acts. The Chief of Joint Staff of the Armed Forces, General Rene Osorio praised Pastor Landa, who according to local […]

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Honduras: five bodies found decapitated, La Ceiba

The bodies of four women and a man were found in garbage bags in the port city of La Ceiba, Honduras in the Caribbean. Armando Jose Lainez, officer class three of the National Preventive Police, said the bodies were found in black bags and dumped in a ravine near the road in Cangrejal River Basin, […]

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Honduras: girl reported missing found murdered

The child resided in the San José de la Vega and his body was found wrapped in a sheet in the sector of the board, west of the capital of Honduras. Body found in blue blanket with her feet and hands bound. Read Article

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Southern municipalities of Honduras hit hard by famine

The first production cycle, in some regions, was seriously affected by the entrance of the El Niño phenomenon, which caused a heatwave longer than usual, recorded in some departments that are in the dry corridor between 35 and 45 days without rain. The southern municipalities of Francisco Morazán, such as: Curaren, Reitoca, Alubaren, La Libertad […]

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Honduras: families invading high risk areas El Progreso Yoro

About 100 families settled in the southern end of the river Hair, in 1998 the site was devastated by Hurricane Mitch, destroying 200 homes. Las familias ya comienzan a construir viviendas de madera y material a las orillas del río Pelo. High-risk areas in Progress, Traces of Hurricane Mitch still not cleared after almost 14 […]

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Four Hondurans found guilty of drug trafficking

Javier García Hércules, Joel Exequiel Vargas, Wilmer Alexander Cruz, and José Luis Castillo López were found guilty of drug trafficking concerning an event that took place on August 16, 2010. The four had been found with 500 kilos of cocaine and were found responsible for loading and transporting it, according to Tiempo. The drugs had […]

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Chepe Luna, narco trafficker in Central America captured in Honduras

In Honduras, Pereira Moon is pending a trial for the crime of smuggling of aliens to the detriment of national security and is wanted by Interpol (International Police) for “illegal immigration” and drug trafficking to the United States, as reported by police authorities. Read Article

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Mexico: new systems set in place to help locate missing Central Americans

The state attorney, together with the consuls of Honduras and Costa Rica along with the Mexican Red Cross, coordinate the search efforts of Central American migrants reported missing in this region. The head of the Attorney General of the State (PGJE), Rommel Moreno Manjarrez said that work together and permanently in the search for aliens […]

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Drugs located in car of Honduran police agent

A Honduran police officer and two civilians were stopped and arrested as they were driving near the Guatemalan border with $10 thousand in a false compartment. The compartment was located between the back seats and the trunk. Drug-sniffing dogs detected traces of drugs inside the vehicle, leading to the search and seizure.The suspects were identified […]

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Nicaragua determines Colombian cartels operate in Caribbean after multiple incidents

After extensive intelligence work, the police in Nicaragua have determined that its area of the Caribbean is used by narco-traffickers, particularly those belonging to Colombian cartels. Sucesos Critica reports that last month Nicaraguan officials disbanded a drug trafficking organization operating between Panama and Honduras. Authorities also combated gunfire in the Caribbean with other criminal groups. […]

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12 Hondurans caught by U.S. Coast Guard transporting cocaine on boats

Two boats carrying 12 Honduran citizens and 10 kilos were discovered off the coast of Honduras near Guanaja by members of the U.S. Coast Guard. One of the boats had sunk before the operation was complete, making it difficult to determine whether it was also transporting drugs. The suspects were moved to the Puerto Castillo […]

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United States, Honduras dispute over drug routes through Honduras

According to the U.S. State department, 79% of aircrafts transporting cocaine stop in Honduras. The department claims that drug shipments by air from South America often make their first stop in Honduras. Drug-trafficking continues to increase in the country, according to Tiempo. When the U.S. released this statement, President Porfirio Lobo sent a representative to […]

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Leader of Los Urabeños gang flew to Honduras on stolen Colombian plane

Alexánder Montoya Úsuga, believed to be the second-in-command of the Los Urabeños gang, was arrested on July 17, 2012 in Honduras. He was wanted for flying on an aircraft previously stolen from the El Dorado airport in Colombia, UPI Español reports. He is also believed to have been responsible for ordering and renting airplanes used […]

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Honduran children located in Mexico, victims of human trafficking

In the previous two years more than 300 deported Honduran children that have been relocated to Mexico have been victims of human trafficking and never returned to their families. During the last 5 months of this year Mexican authorities have reported to transfer 589 deported children to Honduras and only 357 of them were returned […]

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Buried drug plane unearthed near clandestine airstrip in Olancho, Honduras

A twin engine Cessna aircraft was unearthed in El Anís, Olancho, Honduras, near a makeshift runway. According to La Tribuna, residents nearby had seen a plane preparing for landing; however, it soon disappeared from sight. Searches for the plane were futile until a strong odor of gasoline and burned flesh led investigators to unearth the […]

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San Pedro Sula Honduras: Murder Capital of the World

A violent death every 74 minutes has earned Honduras the dubious title of ‘murder capital of the world’, with the government unable to control powerful cocaine cartels in parts of the country. The BBC’s Stephen Sackur went on patrol with police in the drug-plagued city of San Pedro Sula, dubbed ‘the world’s most lawless city’. […]

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Honduras: Three Nicaraguan women arrested with cocaine taped to their bodies

National Police in Honduras arrested three women near the Nicaraguan border in Choluteca. The trio had taped packets of cocaine to their bodies, La Prensa reports. The amount of the drugs was not reported. They were also carrying an unspecified large amount of money. The women were identified as Yohanna Hernández Medina, Joselyn Jarquin Moreno, […]

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Plane crashes in Honduras, cocaine found on board; DEA provides support

A small plane crashed in the mountainous region near Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras that was carrying 600 kilograms of cocaine. One of the passengers, Elías Aureliano Herrera Silva, was killed in the crash, La Prensa reports. The other passenger, George Luis Herrera Bueno, suffered serious injuries, including fractures, and was transported to a hospital in the […]

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Comayagua, Honduras: Explosives found in home raid, one person arrested

During a home raid in Comayagua, Honduras, 20 pounds of C4 explosives, military and police vests, military equipment, cameras and ammunition were seized. The previous weekend, another home in the same area had been raided. On June 24, 2012, 32 kilos of cocaine were discovered in false compartments in a vehicle. Police officials believe there […]

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Suspected narco-trafficker killed in Honduras; shot by U.S. DEA agent

A suspected narco-trafficker was shot by a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) official during a raid in a small village in Honduras. According to DEA spokesperson Dawn Dearden, this is the first time an official has killed someone since the agency began sending support to aid local security forces in Latin America, El Informador reports. […]

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One Out of 50 Youths in Central America Predicted to be a Homicide Victim

One Out of 50 Youths in Central America Predicted to be a Homicide Victim El Periodico USA reports that one out of 50 young adults under 20 years of age in Central America will be assassinated because of organized crime activities, particularly that of narco-trafficking. The Central America region has the highest homicide rate in […]

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Police Shoot at Passenger Ship in Honduras in Attempt to Intercept Drug Route

In a joint effort between Honduran police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Office officials, four people died after a shooting intended to intercept what was believed to be a drug transfer on May 11, 2012. The Diario Las Americas reports the shots were fired by Honduran police from U.S. helicopters at a passenger ship traveling on […]

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Honduras: One killed, eleven wounded in San Pedro Sula prison

A spokesman for the prison of San Pedro Sula said that “the situation is controlled on the outside” of the cells, but inside “does not know” if there are more wounded prisoners. The source told reporters that “the situation is controlled on the outside” of the cells, but on the inside “unknown” if there are […]

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