Category Archives: HONDURAS

1st World Summit of African Descendants Begins in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The 1st World Summit of African Descendants begins Thursday in Honduras with the presence at least of three Central American heads of state and representatives from more than 70 countries. The summit, organized by the United Nations, is being held in La Ceiba, 450 kilometers northwest of the capital. Continue reading

Honduras: 11 Dead in Fight for Land

Tegucigalpa, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A struggle over land in the conflict-torn region of Aguan has resulted in 11 deaths since Sunday, officials said.

Five merchants, two women and two men, who were traveling in a vehicle were fired on by one of the conflicting sides when they were mistaken for rivals, HRN radio reported. Continue reading

Honduras, Canada to Sign FTT

Tegucigalpa, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Honduras and Canada will sign a free trade treaty on Friday that will open up both countries’ markets to traditional and non-traditional exports and boost investment. The treaty will be signed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, according to a government press release. Continue reading

Honduran President Alerts on Impunity

Tegucigalpa,  (Prensa Latina) Honduran President Porfirio Lobo warned Friday that nothing motivates delinquency more than impunity.

“We have to be energetic and punish those who generate fear in the population,” pointed out Lobo and called on the Judicial Power to play its role. Continue reading

Punishment for Perpetrators of Crimes against Humanity in Hond

Tegucigalpa,  (Prensa Latina) Berta Oliva, General Coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), demanded punishment for those who committed crimes against humanity in Honduras.

Oliva said that the lack of punishment to those who committed crimes against humanity is strengthening impunity remains the Hondurans divided. Continue reading

Punishment for Perpetrators of Crimes against Humanity in Hond

Tegucigalpa, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) Berta Oliva, General Coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH), demanded punishment for those who committed crimes against humanity in Honduras. Continue reading

Honduras: Corruption Investigation Forthcoming

Tegucigalpa, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Honduran officials and police may be investigated for illegal enrichment after the signing of an agreement with the Superior Court of Auditors.

The Internal Affairs Department found that young police officers with basic wages own estates valued at two million lempiras (100,000 USD), luxury cars and mansions in exclusive zones, said Santos Simeon, chief of that department. Continue reading

Thousands of Honduran Children Perform Prohibited Works

Tegucigalpa, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) More than 412,000 children and teenagers perform prohibited tasks in Honduras, according to a report by the National Statistics Institute published Monday.

Agriculture, cargo carriers, hunting, fishing, mining and construction are among the most common jobs prohibited by the Regulations on Child Labour. Continue reading

Manuel Zelaya to return to Honduras

By Heather Cottin

Manuel Zelaya is going home. After nearly two years in forced exile, after two years of protests and marches, after strikes in the streets of Honduras, after the martyrdom of hundreds of members of a huge nationwide resistance, Hondurans have won the right to bring back “Mel,” their “Máximo Líder,” the elected General Coordinator of the Front for the National Popular Resistance of Honduras (FNRP). Continue reading

Nicaragua, Honduras Restore Bilateral Trade

Managua,  (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua and Honduras agreed to remove restrictions and restore trade ties, decreased significantly after the military coup of June 28, 2009 in Honduras. Continue reading

Honduran Resistance to Participte in 2013 Elections

Tegucigalpa, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The National Popular Resistance Front (FNRP) is preparing to participate in the elections of 2013 in Honduras, according its leaders.

“Hondurans expect that justice will take place in the polls,” said this weekend FNRP general coordinator, Manuel Zelaya, who returned last May 28 to the country, almost two years after the coup against his government. Continue reading

Zelaya’s return to Honduras celebrated in New York

By Michael Kramer /New York 

Excited supporters of democratically elected President Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales celebrated his return to Honduras at New York City’s Solidarity Center on May 28. Participants at the event, mostly Hondurans, support the Honduran National Front for Popular Resistance and the FNRP’s ongoing struggle for Zelaya’s return and an end to political repression and economic exploitation in their country. Continue reading

Honduran Kidney Patients Demand Govt. Attention

Tegucigalpa, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) At least 1,000 patients with chronic kidney failure are organizing a protest outside the Government House in Tegucigalpa against what they consider a death sentence because of the countryâ�Ös deficiencies in hemodialysis services. Continue reading

Zelaya Asked to Mediate in Honduran Teachers Conflict

Tegucigalpa, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Honduran teachers who have been on a hunger strike for 28 days publicly asked former president Manuel Zelaya to intercede on their behalf for the reinstatement of some 300 suspended teachers.

The five teachers fasting in La Merced Square hope to meet with Zelaya, who returned to the country on Saturday, 23 months after a coup overthrew his government. Continue reading

“This first phase concluded, now let’s go to work”

Caracas. AVN .- After almost two years exiled, ousted ex president of Honduras Jose Manuel Zelaya returned to his home last Saturday and he said a clear message: “This first phase concluded, now let”s go to work.”

Following four failed attempts, Zelaya finally arrived at his home together with his family and diplomatic representatives. There, he expressed that he has come back forever, though signing an accord for his return is not synonym for impunity. Continue reading

Manuel Zelaya Advocates Constituent Assembly to Recover Power

Tegucigalpa, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Former President Manuel Zelaya, the current general coordinator of The National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP), has defined the political agenda to follow in Honduras, after 23 months of exile following a coup d’etat in June, 2009. Continue reading

Political organization, reconciliation proposes Zelaya

Caracas, 28 May. AVN .- At his arrival at Toncontin airport, in Honduras capital city, former president of this country Jose Manuel Zelaya expressed that he would begin a process of national reconciliation and political organization with a view to a constituent process. Continue reading

Zelaya: I Return to my Homeland for the Rest of my Life

Tegucigalpa, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said he would return to his country for the rest of his life, in a message released by his supporters on the Internet.

“I return to my homeland on Saturday, May 28, noy for a week or 24 hours as it has been erroneously stated, but for the rest of my life,” Zelaya wrote in the message he issued Wednesday to clear up any doubts about his stay in Honduras. Continue reading

Honduras: Resistance Seeks Assurances to Receive Zelaya

Tegucigalpa, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP) asked the Honduran authorities to ensure free transport for the people to go to the Toncontín airport to greet former president Manuel Zelaya. Continue reading

Honduran Teachers, Government Retake Dialogue, no Progresses

Tegucigalpa, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Honduran teachers continue on Tuesday the dialogue in search of a definitive solution to the crisis unleashed in the public education system, stated Orlando Mejias Velazquez, general secretary of the First Honduran Professional College of Teachers. Continue reading

Return of Manuel Zelaya is Triumph of the People, Says Resistance

Tegucigalpa, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP) said Monday that the return of former President Manuel Zelaya is a triumph of the Honduran people.

According to Juan Barahona, deputy coordinator of the FNRP, hereinafter the resistance begins a new fight, this time to achieve a Constituent Assembly in the country. Continue reading

Zelaya: Agreement with Porfirio Lobo “Historic”

Tegucigalpa, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Steps have been taken toward a new Constituent Assembly and referendum, former president Manuel Zelaya said after signing an agreement with current President Porfirio Lobo to end the political crisis in Honduras. Continue reading

Honduras: Resistance Demands Investigation of Anti-Zelaya Plot

Tegucigalpa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The deputy coordinator of the National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP), Juan Barahona, demanded Wednesday that the Attorney General´s Office investigate a reported conspiracy to murder former president Manuel Zelaya. Continue reading

Return of Manuel Zelaya to Honduras Announced

Tegucigalpa, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will return to Honduras between May 27 and 29, his legal advisor, Rasel Tome, said Tuesday.

Zelaya will arrive at Toncontin international airport in the capital, where thousands of Hondurans will gather to welcome him, organized by the National Popular Resistance Front (FNRP), Tome said. Continue reading

Hondurans Demand Closing of School of the Americas

Tegucigalpa, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Over 100 Honduran and U.S. people gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa to demand the closing of the School of the Americas.

According to press reports, demonstrators urged government officials and civil society organizations to prevent more Honduran soldiers from being trained at that base. Continue reading