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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...

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2004-11-30 18:00:03

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduran children hunting rabbits who were running from a burning sugarcane field were caught in the blaze themselves. Thirteen youngsters were killed, and a man and a 14th child were severely burned. Workers set the fire Monday night as part of the harvest on 40 acres of the Choluteca sugar company in Santa Cruz, 100 miles south of the capital, Tegucigalpa, Security Ministry spokesman Leonel Sauceda said. The children, who ranged in ages from 5 to 17, were in a...