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