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2010-09-09 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CCB Publishing today announced release of the book The Good Coup: The Overthrow of Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, written by editor and journalist Marco Caceres di Iorio and now available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. "The title of the book is not going to make anyone happy," said Caceres. "Those who believe it was a military coup d'etat will not like the word 'good', while those who believe it was a 'constitutional transition of power'...

2009-07-31 17:51:00

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- projecthonduras.com announced that the 10th annual Conference on Honduras will be held in Copan Ruinas, Honduras on September 24-26, 2009. The event will bring together more than 250 representatives of over 110 medical brigades, universities, churches, hospitals, civic clubs and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as agencies and companies involved in volunteer work in Honduras. "Despite the political problems Honduras has...

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...

2006-02-06 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....

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...

2005-07-01 00:22:49

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Central American leadersagreed on Thursday to back the creation of a regional rapidresponse force to fight drug traffickers, terrorists and youthgangs that export violent crime across borders. "A rapid response team would allow us to effectivelyprosecute crime and criminals," said Honduran President RicardoMaduro. "Whether it's gangs or drug traffickers or terrorists,we're talking about transnational crimes." Maduro spoke at a meeting on regional security...


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