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2006-03-02 21:18:25

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Almost 2,000 children and youths, many of them members of violent street gangs, were killed in Honduras in the last four years, a child advocacy group said on Thursday. The number of youth slayings was almost double that recorded in the preceding four years in the poverty-stricken Central American nation, and many bodies showed signs of torture, Casa Alianza said in a report. The group said the bodies of 1,976 youths under the age of 23 were found...

2006-02-20 21:01:57

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Unidentified killers shot dead a gang member and attached a note to his corpse criticizing talks planned between Honduras' government and two ultra-violent gangs terrorizing the country. The tattooed body of a 37-year-old member of the Mara 18 gang was found near a Roman Catholic seminary on the outskirts of the capital Tegucigalpa on Monday, said a police chief. The corpse had been dragged through the streets on a rope. A white placard attached to...

2006-02-20 04:24:47

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake hit Nicaragua on Monday and was also felt in the neighboring Central American nation of Honduras, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or damage. A Reuters correspondent in the Nicaragua capital Managua said local radio had not mentioning the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver said had a magnitude of 5.6. One witness in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa said residents were awaken in the night by the quake but...

2006-02-06 22:09:06

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Violent street gangs terrorizing Honduras will talk to the new government about ending years of bloodshed, but first want random arrests of tattooed suspects to end, a mediator said on Monday. Catholic Bishop Romulo Emiliani said both main youth gangs, or 'maras,' also wanted President Manuel Zelaya's guarantee their leaders would be safe after two were killed during failed talks with the Central American nation's last government....

2006-01-26 08:15:00

By Eduardo Garcia SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Before going to work for the Villatex clothing factory on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula, Jose Tico earned less than $3 a day as a shift worker on Honduran banana, black bean and coffee plantations. Today the 32-year-old father of two earns around $67 in a four-day work week sewing bra straps for brands like Lovable, Victoria's Secret and Vanity Fair in this brightly lighted, air-conditioned factory. "Working in a maquila is hard work, it's very...

2006-01-05 21:56:57

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - A gun battle between inmates at a prison in Honduras left 13 prisoners deadon Thursday, the latest lethal incident in the Central American country's notorious penal system, an official said. One person was also wounded by gunfire in the clash at a high-security wing of a national penitentiary 12 miles north of the capital city, national prison chief Jaime Banegas told reporters. The clash, which left corpses littered in a stairwell, a prison cell...

2006-01-05 19:00:17

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed on Thursday in a clash between inmates at a prison in Honduras, the latest deadly incident in the Central American country's notorious penal system, an official said. One person was also wounded by gunfire in the fight at a high-security wing of a national penitentiary 12 miles north of the capital city, national prison chief Jaime Banegas told journalists. He said the clash was later brought under control. In May...

2006-01-05 18:07:25

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed on Thursday in a clash between inmates at a prison in Honduras, officials said. One person was also wounded by gunfire in the fight at a high-security wing of a national penitentiary 12 miles north of the capital city, national prison chief Jaime Banegas told journalists.

2005-12-03 00:00:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL -- A U.N. scheme to promote clean energy such as wind and solar power in the Third World is set to win a bigger budget at U.N. climate talks in Canada, but some experts said on Friday that planned reforms are half-hearted. The novel project, part of the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol for reining in global warming, has been hit by red tape and a lack of staff to vet schemes including hydroelectric plants in Honduras or an Indian plant to generate...

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2005-11-30 08:49:19

Researchers find depression decreased in patients who bonded with dolphins Swimming with dolphins appears to be an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression, according to new U.K. research. The randomized controlled study was conducted at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences in Honduras and involved outpatients recruited from the United States and Honduras from November 2002 thru December 2003. A total of 30 people with mild or moderate depression were involved: Half of them...


Latest Honduras Reference Libraries

Honduran White Bat, Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in color. It will construct tents within the leaves of the Heliconia plant, by biting the veins that...

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

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2009-04-07 13:52:49

The Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) is a species of bird native to Central America from western Honduras south to eastern Panama. They are found primarily in the Costa Rican highlands in the breeding season and migrate to lower elevations in the colder months. This bird is between 9.75 and 12 inches long. The body, tail, and wings of the male are mostly chestnut-brown. The head is white with a black eye ring, eye stripe, and bill. Its name comes from the three worm-like...

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2008-02-06 15:18:07

The Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis), is a species of bird in the Columbidae family, which include doves and pigeons. It is found in Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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