• Costa Rica Coffee Guide
  • Costa Rica Real Estate

Obama to meet Honduran leader Oct. 5

September 25, 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama will host President Porfirio Lobo of Honduras at the White House on October 5, some two years after his election following a coup, the White House said Friday.

Obama “looks forward to discussing a broad range of bilateral and regional economic and security issues during their Oval Office meeting,” according to a statement by the U.S. government.

“The president also welcomes the opportunity to underscore the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Honduran people, as well as President Lobo’s efforts to restore democratic and constitutional order in Honduras and the country’s return to the Organization of American States earlier this year.”

Honduras was readmitted in June to the Organization of American States (OAS) regional bloc, ending a two-year diplomatic hiatus following the widely criticized coup that drove Manuel Zelaya from power.

Lobo has been seeking dialogue with different social groups, aiming to seek some constitutional reforms, as did Zelaya. He has also said he will only serve one term in office; his term ends January 27, 2014.

You may be interested

BCR denies breach after cybercrime group claims to publish private data
Business
36 views
Business
36 views

BCR denies breach after cybercrime group claims to publish private data

The Tico Times - May 24, 2020

Ransomware group Maze says it has gained access to personal financial information from the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR), though…

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 12 new cases, 13 more recoveries
Costa Rica
19748 views
Costa Rica
19748 views

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 12 new cases, 13 more recoveries

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 12 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 930 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Slothy Sunday: The black anteater of the sloth family tree
Sloth Sundays
891 views
Sloth Sundays
891 views

Slothy Sunday: The black anteater of the sloth family tree

Andrés Sáenz Bräutigam / Toucan Rescue Ranch - May 24, 2020

Sloths are some of the strangest creatures in the world. If you were to describe a generic sloth to someone,…