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

Honduras shutters bank linked to drug trafficking
Business
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Business
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Honduras shutters bank linked to drug trafficking

The Tico Times - October 12, 2015

The Honduran government said it would guarantee deposits up to $9,000 for the 220,000 customers of the country’s Banco Continental, which is being shuttered because its owners…

Honduras: Journalist who exposed corruption takes refuge in national human rights office
Crime
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Crime
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Honduras: Journalist who exposed corruption takes refuge in national human rights office

AFP - July 23, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran journalist David Romero, who exposed a major government corruption case, took refuge Thursday in the national human rights office after filing an official complaint…

Police clash with demonstrators on hunger strike against corruption in Honduras
Crime
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Crime
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Police clash with demonstrators on hunger strike against corruption in Honduras

AFP - July 16, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Hundreds of policemen used anti-riot shields Thursday to ward off 22 “indignant” hunger strikers who tried to approach the presidential residence (Casa Presidencial) in the…

Thousands attend anti-corruption march against Honduras president
Corruption
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Corruption
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Thousands attend anti-corruption march against Honduras president

María Isabel Sánchez and Noe Leiva / AFP - June 28, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Tens of thousands of Hondurans marched Friday in Tegucigalpa, many with torches in hand, as they demanded the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernández…

Business
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Miguel Facussé is dead: What does that mean for the people of Honduras?

Sarah Blaskey and Norman Stockwell - June 25, 2015

[caption id="attachment_67065" align="aligncenter" width="433"] Photo by Gustavo Bueso/Via Flickr[/caption] This Sunday, Hondurans will mark the 6th anniversary of a military coup that catapulted the Central American nation…

Anti-corruption protests spread to Honduras with demands that President Hernández resign
Honduras
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Honduras
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Anti-corruption protests spread to Honduras with demands that President Hernández resign

AFP - May 30, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Approximately 5,000 protesters Friday demanded Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández's resignation after he was accused by the opposition of having accepted illegal funds from the Honduran…

Honduran ex-president ousted in coup could run again
Honduras
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Honduras
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Honduran ex-president ousted in coup could run again

George Rodriguez - May 8, 2015

Former Honduran President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya said Thursday that he was considering another run for president after Honduras' highest court paved the way last month for him to…

Honduran indigenous leader wins prestigious environmental prize
Crime
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Crime
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Honduran indigenous leader wins prestigious environmental prize

Lindsay Fendt - April 22, 2015

Honduran indigenous rights leader Berta Cáceres is used to being under pressure. For years she and a group of fellow Lenca activists have faced violence, death threats and…

Arrest of four Honduran military police officers fuels controversy over newly created force
Crime
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Crime
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Arrest of four Honduran military police officers fuels controversy over newly created force

George Rodríguez - February 19, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The recent arrest of four members of the Honduran military police has stoked ongoing controversy surrounding the newly created force. Last week, four members…

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