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Year’s first massacre in Honduras claims 6 victims

AFP - January 11, 2016

https://twitter.com/diarioelheraldo/status/686313804498616320 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Gunmen killed six people Sunday in Honduras, the first mass killing of the year in one of the world's most violent countries, police said. Police spokesman…

Honduras torches effigies of president, 2015’s problems
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Honduras torches effigies of president, 2015’s problems

Noe Leiva | AFP - January 2, 2016

GERMANIA, Honduras -- Hondurans ushered in 2016 on Friday by burning symbols of last year's problems -- an effigy of President Juan Orlando Hernández among them. Wooden representations of…

Honduras to convert US-built airbase into airport for capital
Business
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Business
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Honduras to convert US-built airbase into airport for capital

AFP - December 23, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras is to convert a U.S.-built military airbase northwest of its capital into a civilian airport to replace the city's current one, considered one of the…

In new Honduras massacre, three children among six dead
Crime
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Crime
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In new Honduras massacre, three children among six dead

AFP - November 29, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least six people -- three of them children -- on Saturday in Honduras in the third massacre in…

Honduras court orders house arrest for US-targeted tycoon Jaime Rosenthal
Business
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Business
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Honduras court orders house arrest for US-targeted tycoon Jaime Rosenthal

AFP - November 26, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A court in Honduras Wednesday ordered house arrest for one of the country's biggest tycoons over suspected tax evasion, adding to his legal woes after being targeted…

Starving crocodiles finally fed amid Honduras legal row
Business
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Business
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Starving crocodiles finally fed amid Honduras legal row

AFP - November 4, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Some 11,000 crocodiles that have gone unfed for almost a month -- because their Honduran owners had their assets frozen due to U.S. accusations they laundered…

Honduras crocodiles starve after US freezes elite family’s assets
Business
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Business
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Honduras crocodiles starve after US freezes elite family’s assets

Noe Leiva | AFP - November 3, 2015

SAN MANUEL, Honduras -- More than 10,000 Honduras crocodiles are starving to death on a farm after the wealthy family owning them had their assets frozen because of…

Scandal-plagued Honduras needs dramatic overhaul, say analysts
Business
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Business
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Scandal-plagued Honduras needs dramatic overhaul, say analysts

Larry Luxner - October 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hondurans don’t have it easy lately. For years, their Tennessee-sized country of eight million has suffered the world’s highest homicide rate: 90.4 killings per…

Elites in Honduras, not just gangs, the target of latest US money laundering indictment
Business
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Business
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Elites in Honduras, not just gangs, the target of latest US money laundering indictment

Zach Dyer - October 13, 2015

A money laundering indictment by the U.S. government last week against one of the most powerful families in Honduras has rattled elites in Central America used to…

He’s a Honduran banker, crocodile farmer and wanted in the US
Business
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Business
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He’s a Honduran banker, crocodile farmer and wanted in the US

Blake Schmidt and Michael McDonald | Bloomberg - October 12, 2015

Honduran banking magnate Jaime Rosenthal has a $690 million family fortune, 10,000 crocodiles and one big problem: the U.S. Treasury Department. Rosenthal, 79, a former vice president…

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