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Honduras: The Secrecy Law

Marco Cáceres | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

When the National Congress, under the leadership of Juan Orlando Hernández, arbitrarily voted on December 12, 2012 to dismiss four of the 15 Supreme ...

Honduras Healthcare System Collapsing

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Some 670 doctors remain on strike in Honduras because the Ministry of Health has not paid their salaries since January -- and in some cases as far back as 14 months.

Honduras: No Cash for Doctors and Nurses, Plenty for Junkets to Rome

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Keep in mind that Mr. Lobo and his family, and some sort of entourage, went to Rome in March to attend Pope Francis' inauguration. Anyone notice anything wrong with this picture?

Honduras: Rudderless on Crime and Criminals

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.11.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

On August 2, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) made public its Report on the Situation of Persons Deprived of Liberty in Honduras -- an in depth study of Honduras' prison system. The report was damning, to say the least.

Device Explodes Outside Honduran President's Home

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran police say a device tossed from a moving car exploded 100 yards (meters) from the home of President Porfirio Lobo. ...

The Piecemeal Sale of Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The new law gives the Honduran government the right to offer national territory and the resources within it as collateral to obtain credit, which the government can use to help pay off its debt -- estimated at $3 billion internally and US$4 billion externally.

Honduras: When Engagement Becomes Complicity

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Laura Carlsen

When the 2009 coup was allowed to conserve power and seal itself off from prosecution, it immediately undermined governance, rule of law, and the social compact. Honduras' constitutional crisis has now become a prolonged social and political crisis.

Drug War Politics: Doing Biden's Bidding

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Laura Carlsen

Vice President Biden landed in Mexico City Sunday for a two-day trip to that country and Honduras. He's left little doubt about his mission: to lock in the regional drug war. His visit comes amid mounting calls to end prohibitionist laws and move away from the military-based drug war.

Vice President Biden's Message to Honduras Should Be "We're Sorry"

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Far from helping the tiny nation of Honduras, the Obama Administration's policies have exacerbated a tenuous situation.

Most Inmates In Honduras Prison Fire Were Not Convicted

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

COMAYAGUA, Honduras — Six guards, 800-plus prisoners in 10 cellblocks, one set of keys. The numbers added up to disaster when fire tore through ...

Honduras Human Rights Abuses Worse One Year After President Lobo Took Office

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

Gross violations of human rights directed against activists, opposition leaders and journalists reveal a government that is far removed from democracy and a nation that is far from reconciling.

South American Diary, Chile: More Than Miners Are Being Rescued

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

My South American trip is in full swing and, again and again, I've been struck by the way that Chile and Brazil, the two countries I'm visiting, have, on key issues, transcended the tired division between left and right the United States seems hopelessly mired in. Chile is led by a president from the right, Brazil by a president from the left. But both have gone beyond stereotypes and shibboleths in order to tackle hard problems. My first stop was Santiago, Chile, where I interviewed President Sebastián Piñera. Piñera is the third richest man in Chile; a former professor with a Ph.D. from Harvard; and the first right-wing president Chileans have elected in the two decades since Pinochet. So it's surprising to learn that his signature goal is the elimination of poverty. "By the end of the decade," he tells me, "we want to have closed the gap in income between rich and poor."

Honduras' "Pepe" Lobo Should be Wary of Constitutional Reform

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Washington should continue to support President Lobo's attempt to bring the country out of the crisis, the Obama Administration should insist that whatever action taken remain within the bounds of Honduras's constitution.

Repression's Reward in Honduras? Dinner with Obama

Dana Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Frank

Ever since Porfirio Lobo came into office as President of Honduras, after a fraudulent election from which opposition candidates withdrew, he's been testing what he and the nation's elites can get away with, gradually unleashing more violence.

U.S. Marines to Costa Rica: What's Behind the Story?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Moves to bring the U.S. Navy to Costa Rica have sparked widespread suspicions that Washington is looking for a justification to remilitarize the Central American region.

A Real Truth Commission for Honduras

Bertha Oliva | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bertha Oliva

Honduras desperately needs a truth commission to investigate the coup and the many killings, rapes, beatings and illegal detentions that occurred after June 28.

One Year After the Honduran Coup: Isolation, Insecurity, Impunity

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

The Honduran political establishment and the Obama administration were banking on the country moving beyond the coup domestically and normalizing relations with the world. But this stance has proven naïve.

Lobo Reverses Stance on Honduran Coup

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

Last week, Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa publicly acknowledged that the expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya from the country on June 28, 2009...

The Honduran Dam Controversy and Micheletti's Legacy

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

Roberto Micheletti's de facto government is back in the news. Last week, news broke in Honduras that the official newspaper, La Gaceta, published two ...

Graphic History of the Honduran Coup

Dan Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Archer

In the final part of this graphic history of the Honduran coup, I focus on piecing together the evidence of the repression that went mostly undocumented in the wake of the Nov 29th Honduran elections.

Central America's Rule of Law: Guatemala Captures Portillo But Honduras Rewards Micheletti

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

For decades, impunity has reined in Central America. Dictatorial rule, coups, murder, and genocide have, for the most part, gone unpunished. This mont...

Porfirio Lobo, New Honduran Leader, Takes Office

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA and ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya left his refuge in the Brazilian Embassy and flew into exile after his successor...

Restoring International Relations With Honduras: A Way Forward

Joseph Eldridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Eldridge

As president of a politically alienated country, it is imperative that Porfirio Lobo take immediate steps to begin to restore confidence in the Honduran government by promoting reconciliation.

Manuel Zelaya Negotiating Deal To Leave Honduras, Wants To Leave As "A Distinguished Guest"

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS and JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras' coup-installed government says ousted leader Manuel Zelaya is free to leave the country, but there's a catch: ...

Honduras Election: Porfirio Lobo, Conservative, hopes to move past coup with election

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras' president-elect is not worried that many countries do not recognize his election. Washington supports Porfirio...