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2005-11-27 12:03:30

By Miguel Angel Gutierrez TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Hondurans voted for a new president on Sunday choosing between a hard-liner who wants to recall the death penalty to curb gang murders and a liberal who would bolster security to stop the terror trail. Clamping down on tattooed youth gang members known as "maras," who are behind a wave of beheadings, eye gougings, rapes and other violence, is the key election issue in this poor Central American nation. Porfirio Lobo, a...

2005-11-20 19:03:05

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - U.S. military helicopters began flying aid to survivors in central America on Sunday as Gamma, the 24th major storm in a record-breaking hurricane season, weakened after killing 14 people. Gamma slowed to a tropical depression and meandered off the Honduran coast with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. It was expected to dissipate by early Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm swiped Central America on...

2005-11-20 09:29:57

MIAMI (Reuters) - Gamma, the 24th named storm in the record-breaking hurricane season, has weakened into a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday. Gamma's maximum sustained winds dropped to 35 miles per hour (55 km per hour), but the storm was expected to bring rain to southern Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Honduras and Nicaragua. Gamma lashed Central America on Saturday and killed at least 12 people, three of them in a plane crash on their way to a luxury...

2005-11-20 02:18:27

By Tomas Bravo EL PROGRESO, Honduras (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America on Saturday and killed at least 12 people, three of them in a plane crash on their way to a luxury jungle lodge owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola. In Honduras, Gamma's torrential rains, which followed several days of downpours from a cold front, cut off Caribbean coast villages, killed at least nine people and left 14 others missing. Several disappeared when a rescue boat overturned...

2005-11-19 23:38:22

By Tomas Bravo EL PROGRESO, Honduras (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America on Saturday and killed at least 12 people, three of them in a plane crash on their way to a luxury jungle lodge owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola. In Honduras, Gamma's torrential rains, which followed several days of downpours from a cold front, cut off Caribbean coast villages, killed at least nine people and left 14 others missing. Several disappeared when a rescue boat overturned...

2005-11-19 21:08:24

By Tomas Bravo EL PROGRESO, Honduras (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America with heavy rain on Saturday, killing at least nine people and cutting off part of the Honduran coast as the 24th major storm in a record Atlantic hurricane season cut an erratic course toward Cuba. Slow-moving Gamma was expected to bypass Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, still recovering from a battering by Hurricane Wilma three weeks ago, and forecasters revised an earlier prediction to say that...

2005-11-19 20:56:35

By Tomas Bravo EL PROGRESO, Honduras (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma doused Central America with heavy rain on Saturday, killing three people and cutting off part of the Honduran coast, as the 24th cyclone of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record inched toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Gamma was expected to curve to the northeast as it neared the Yucatan, which is still recovering from a battering by Hurricane Wilma three weeks ago, and move over western Cuba before...

2005-11-19 10:32:53

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma doused Central America with heavy rains on Saturday as the 24th cyclone of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record inched toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Gamma's rainfall killed one person in Honduras on Friday and washed out roads, leaving thousands stranded. It was expected to curve to the northeast as it neared the Yucatan and then skirt western Cuba before taking aim on southern Florida, where Hurricane Wilma...

2005-11-18 20:51:47

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Floods caused by pounding rain killed one person in Honduras and washed out roads, leaving thousands stranded as Tropical Storm Gamma pushed toward the Central American country's Caribbean coast. Gamma, a record 24th named storm in an Atlantic hurricane season that has barely paused for breath, hovered 35 miles (55 km) out to sea from the fishing village of Limon in northern Honduras, and was expected to curve toward south Florida...

2005-11-18 16:40:00

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Gamma, a record 24th cyclone in an Atlantic hurricane season that has barely paused for breath, formed off the coast of Honduras on Friday and was expected to curve toward south Florida by the beginning of next week. Gamma, named like its two predecessors Alpha and Beta from the Greek alphabet after the official list of 2005 storm names was exhausted, was 40 miles north of Limon, Honduras, and 190 miles east-southeast of Belize City, Belize, by 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT),...


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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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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