Honduras http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19864/all en Honduran coup stuns friends and neighbors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/costa-rica/090629/Honduras-coup <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/costa-rica/090629/Honduras-coup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Americas Costa Rica Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:01:00 +0000 Alex Leff 2216024 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen in Mexico kidnap 80 migrants: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/110628/gunmen-mexico-kidnap-80-migrants-report <p> The National Human Rights Commission estimates that at least 11,333 migrants, mostly from Central America, were kidnapped in Mexico between April and September 2010.</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/110628/gunmen-mexico-kidnap-80-migrants-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Honduras Mexico Tue, 28 Jun 2011 05:52:00 +0000 News Desk 5661105 at http://www.globalpost.com Honduras finds 13.8 tons of cocaine on submarine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110730/honduras-cocaine-submarine <p> The crew tried to sink the ship when they were intercepted, causing it to be submerged about 50 feet in the water.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110730/honduras-cocaine-submarine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Americas Sat, 30 Jul 2011 07:01:00 +0000 News Desk 5671897 at http://www.globalpost.com 176 Honduran police arrested over corruption charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111103/176-honduran-police-arrested-over-corruption-charges <p> A total of 176 Honduran police officers in the same unit have been arrested in an attempt to clear out corrupt law-enforcement, government officials said Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111103/176-honduran-police-arrested-over-corruption-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime drug war Honduras Americas Fri, 04 Nov 2011 03:33:41 +0000 Kyle Kim 5680260 at http://www.globalpost.com When the police are part of the problem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111121/when-the-police-are-part-the-problem <p>TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras &mdash; To be fair, this country is a tough place for a lawman. Still, Honduras is in urgent need of a new sherriff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111121/when-the-police-are-part-the-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Mexico Drug War Americas Politics Sat, 26 Nov 2011 11:43:00 +0000 Nick Miroff 5682052 at http://www.globalpost.com In Ecuador, a young shark "massacre" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111129/ecuador-young-shark-fins <p> PUERTO LOPEZ &mdash;&nbsp;A quasi-legal market for shark meat has sprung up in this small fishing village.&nbsp;&ldquo;Why shouldn&rsquo;t we be able to share in the riches?&rdquo; asked one local fin trader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111129/ecuador-young-shark-fins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Endangered species Honduras Americas Green Food & Drink Wildlife News Politics Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:29:00 +0000 Renee Frojo 5682830 at http://www.globalpost.com Peace Corps scales back its efforts in Central America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111223/peace-corps-pulls-out-central-america <p> Due to increased drug-related violence, the Peace Corps will withdraw its volunteers in Honduras and scale back its efforts in Guatemala and El Salvador.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111223/peace-corps-pulls-out-central-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Americas Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:02:00 +0000 Lynn La 5685053 at http://www.globalpost.com Peace Corps pullout hits Honduras, world's murder capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peace-corps-pullout-honduras-murder-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In Honduras, a culture of impunity and drug-war violence make a deadly combination </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Honduras has had a rough time of things lately, but things look like they&#39;re just getting worse.</p> <p> A major city, San Pedro Sula, was declared the world&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/mexico-ranks-high-worlds-most-violent-cities">most violent city</a> the other day, outranking even the dangerous border town of Juarez, Mexico, which has held the title for several years running.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peace-corps-pullout-honduras-murder-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Americas Diplomacy Aid Que pasa Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:02:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5687960 at http://www.globalpost.com Honduras prison fire leaves more than 350 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120215/honduras-prison-fire-leaves-at-least-272-dead <p> The facility, 140 kilometers north of the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, held at least 800 inmates. Officials are investigating whether the blaze was caused by an electrical short-circuit or triggered by rioting prisoners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120215/honduras-prison-fire-leaves-at-least-272-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Americas Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:18:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5691803 at http://www.globalpost.com Honduras jail deaths 'could have been avoided' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/honduras-jail-deaths-could-have-been-avoided The prison fire in Honduras Tuesday night that killed more than 350 inmates was one of the deadliest jail blazes in modern world history.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/honduras-jail-deaths-could-have-been-avoided" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Que pasa Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:22:00 +0000 Alex Leff 5692076 at http://www.globalpost.com At least '17 dead' in Honduras prison fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120329/at-least-17-dead-honduras-prison-fire <p> Last month 361 inmates died in a horrific fire at Comayagua prison, some 90 kilometers north of the capital.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120329/at-least-17-dead-honduras-prison-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Americas Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:29:17 +0000 Luke Browne 5698410 at http://www.globalpost.com Missing journalist's body found in Honduras http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120508/missing-journalists-body-found-honduras <p> Erick Martinez had been selected to run for a congressional seat at elections due in November.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120508/missing-journalists-body-found-honduras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Americas Tue, 08 May 2012 21:04:57 +0000 Luke Browne 5703562 at http://www.globalpost.com Honduras: Exit Peace Corps, enter war corps http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/honduras-us-special-forces-drug-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US Special Forces operate 'small-footprint missions' in the Honduran jungle, Times reports. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Leff </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Just as the US military winds down war in Afghanistan, a small country on a little stretch of land a lot closer to home has welcomed American troops to help fight a different kind of battle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/honduras-us-special-forces-drug-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Military Chatter Political Risk United States Wed, 09 May 2012 20:03:00 +0000 Alex Leff 5703678 at http://www.globalpost.com Caging in Central America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120513/honduras-prison-fire-central-america-jail-crisis <p>COMAYAGUA, Honduras &mdash; The devastating prison fire in Honduras in February was the latest crisis for Central Americas&rsquo; crumbling justice systems and provoked heartbreak across a region where citizens have lost faith in law enforcement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120513/honduras-prison-fire-central-america-jail-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Latin America prisons Americas Mon, 14 May 2012 10:20:00 +0000 Mike McDonald 5704133 at http://www.globalpost.com Kidnapped journalist Alfredo Villatoro found dead in Honduras http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120516/kidnapped-journalist-alfredo-villatoro-found-dead-honduras <p> Alfredo Villatoro was abducted near his home by a gang of young men travelling in two vehicles on May 9.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120516/kidnapped-journalist-alfredo-villatoro-found-dead-honduras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Americas Wed, 16 May 2012 11:41:19 +0000 Luke Browne 5704415 at http://www.globalpost.com