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  • La Bestia will no longer transport Central American Migrants -

    07/21/2014 9:01:06 PM PDT · by blueplum · 29 replies
    SanDiegoRed ^ | July 14, 2014 | Cal Trimble
    Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior is set to implement restrictions. MEXICO.- La Bestia, the train that hundreds of Central Americans travel on top of and in between its wagons on their journey through Mexico to the U.S. border, may no longer be used for this purpose. According to Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, measures are being taken to restrict non-permitted use of the train. La Bestia has already claimed the lives of many migrants riding on it, and has also resulted in hundreds of injuries (including dismemberment) to those who have fallen off it. In an...
  • Honduras President: The US War On Drugs Caused The Migrant Crisis

    07/21/2014 10:57:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/21/2014
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Honduran President Juan Hernandez blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published on Monday. Hernandez, who took office in January after winning on a pledge to be tough on crime, said only a drop in violence would curb the wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who have overwhelmed temporary detention facilities on the U.S. border. "Honduras has been living in an emergency for a decade," Hernandez told Mexican daily newspaper Excelsior. "The...
  • Exodus of child migrants gathers pace as plane carrying women and children

    07/19/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 July 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ( Exodus of child migrants gathers pace as plane carrying women and children returns returns to Honduras amid immigration crisis ) A flight carrying 59 women and children arrived Friday in Honduras from New Mexico, the second group of migrants from the Central American country to be deported from the United States this week. Nun Valdette Willeman welcomed the 33 children and 26 women at San Pedro Sula airport's Center for Returned Migrants. 'All the children came accompanied by their mother, none of them traveled alone,' Willeman said. She said there is a playground for the children and a place...
  • Honduras wants 'mini-Marshall plan' for U.S. aid on migrants

    07/17/2014 12:44:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2014 10:06pm EDT | Gustavo Palencia
    Reuters -TEGUCIGALPA - Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a "mini-Marshall plan" to attack the broader underlying problems. Honduran President Juan Hernandez said Washington should help Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras fight gangs with a plan similar to U.S. anti-drug programs in Colombia and Mexico, as well as funds to lift growth in the impoverished region. :snip: Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero told the conference efforts to step up security at the U.S. border...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas

    07/16/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | July 16, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas—An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released. The man, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, entered the U.S. illegally with children and turned himself in to U.S. Border Patrol agents. He was processed and released, as are all illegal immigrants who come as unaccompanied minors or incomplete family units from Central America. The alien is from Honduras. The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press (AP), but Breitbart...
  • U.S. Says Deportation of Honduran Children a Warning to Illegal Migrants

    07/15/2014 6:46:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Steve Holland and Gabriel Stargardter
    The White House said on Tuesday that Central Americans trying to cross the U.S. border should know "they will not be welcome to this country," a day after the United States deported a planeload of women and children to Honduras. A charter flight on Monday from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, transported 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys between the ages of 18 months and 15 years. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the return of the Hondurans should be a clear signal to...
  • U.S drug policy is to blame for surge of migrants from Central America,

    07/15/2014 8:03:55 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 15 2014 | REUTERS
    Honduran President Juan Hernandez has blamed U.S. drug policy for sparking violence in Central American countries and driving a surge of migration to the United States, according to an interview published today. Hernandez, who took office in January after winning on a pledge to be tough on crime, said only a drop in violence would curb the wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Central America. A surge in minors leaving Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have overwhelmed temporary detention facilities on the U.S. border. 'Honduras has been living in an emergency for a decade,' Hernandez told Mexican daily newspaper...
  • Planeload of U.S. deportees met by officials on arrival in Honduras

    07/14/2014 5:30:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | July 14, 2014, 3:12 PM|Reporting from San Pedro Sula, Honduras | By Cindy Carcamo
    A total of 18 mothers, 13 girls and nine boys, who were being held at a U.S. detention center in Artesia, N.M., were scheduled to be on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter Monday. But two passengers fell ill and didn't board, officials said. Hordes of politicians, camera crews and aid workers were on hand to welcome the women and children when they landed at the Ramon Villeda Morales airport. Even the nation’s first lady and her entourage were present, a show of support by government officials who have been scrambling to figure out how to alleviate what’s been called...
  • Planeload of U.S. Deportees Met by Officials on Arrival in Honduras

    07/14/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014 | Cindy Carmaco
    A planeload of single mothers and children arrived in this gang-ridden Honduran city on Monday, ferried back on a U.S.-chartered flight as an unprecedented surge of Central American migrants has overwhelmed U.S. border enforcement officials in recent months.. It was the first in a series deportation flights that are expected to leave the United States for Honduras carrying only women and children in the coming days. A total of 18 mothers, 13 girls and nine boys, who were being held at a U.S. detention center in Artesia, N.M., were scheduled to be on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter Monday....
  • Judge orders young daughter of slain mother be returned to Honduras (TX)

    07/09/2014 10:52:42 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/08/2014 | Lomi Kriel
    A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a 7-year-old Honduran girl who has been stuck in legal limbo since her mother was gunned down in January will be returned to her father in her native country this week. Sheyli Galvez, who came to Houston illegally with her mother last year, was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services on Jan. 21 when her mother was killed.
  • Minors at border should be thought of as refugees, speakers say

    07/09/2014 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 41 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/9/14 | Patricia Zapor
    From the head of the U.S. agency in charge of the welfare of more than 50,000 Central American children who have been apprehended at the Mexican border, to the Honduran cardinal who heads the international Catholic relief agency, Caritas, the message was clear, those minors are as much refugees as the people fleeing upheaval in Syria or South Sudan. “How are these children different from refugees from Sudan” or other war-torn countries, asked Eskinder Negash, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, known as ORR, in the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of whether they have family here,...
  • Obama Administration Loses 4 Year-Old Illegal Immigrant Girl (Video)

    07/07/2014 3:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-6-14 | Jim Hoft
    Gladys Lopez allowed her four year-old illegal immigrant daughter to travel to the US. Now she can’t find her. The Obama administration lost track of the little girl. What happened to the girl remains a mystery. KRGV reported: The Obama Administration has lost track of an illegal immigrant girl. The four-year-old girl is just one of thousands who have been taken into custody by border patrol agents. Gladys Lopez says she was able to speak with her daughter, Eliana, briefly over the phone after she was taken into custody. Lopez hasn’t heard from the girl or immigration authorities since. Lopez...
  • Honduran immigrant comes to U.S. illegally to save mother

    07/06/2014 1:16:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 07.05.2014 | Valeria Aponte
    It took 17 days for Lesvia and her young daughter to get to the United States before being caught by U.S. Border Patrol Agents. A journey she endured to help her ailing mother back in Honduras who is battling cancer. For days, they walked across Central America. They walked through and hid in mountains in Mexico to survive. Sometimes she paid officers to let them keep going. At one point even traveling alongside a group of 300 mothers and children as they crossed through Central America. She committed to the journey, hoping that the rumor back in Honduras was true...
  • Thousands to Arrive Back in Honduras After Attempts to Flee

    07/05/2014 1:30:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/05/14 | Mary Murray, Stephanie Gosk, Elisha Fieldstadt
    Many of the deportees sent back to their home country of Honduras from the U.S. and Mexico say they will attempt the dangerous journey again. The Honduran government plans to receive 10 buses each week of their citizens who fled the country to the U.S. but have been sent back, an official told local media there. Nearly 200 deportees have already arrived at a repatriation center in San Pedro Sula from Mexico, where an additional 2,500 migrants are expected to come from each week, Ana Garcia de Hernandez, the first lady of Honduras, told La Prensa.
  • 14 buses arrive with returnee children from Mexico (Google Transate)

    07/03/2014 9:19:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    This said yesterday the First Lady, Ana Hernandez, during the hosting of 14 buses with 271 immigrants, including 167 children and 104 parents accompanying certain small that they came deported from Mexico to the office of village of Corinth border with Guatemala of this jurisdiction. "Many children are victims of abuse; there are girls who have been raped, but many smaller ones are used for organized crime, that part nobody and nobody has that many coyotes or criminals who are profiting from that business, "he lamented. Also present at the arrival of a new flight that landed at the Ramon...
  • With his son on shoulders couple seeks the "American Dream" (Google Translate)

    07/01/2014 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Tiempo Newspaper Honduras ^ | June 30, 2014 | Source: eldiariodecoahuila.com.mx
    SALTILLO, MEXICO - Distressed long runs under strong sunlight, enduring freezing temperatures at night and sheltering from the rain where they possibly can, and do not even remember exactly when they left their homes in search of the " American", but they are sure to sleep and take more than a month camouflaging among hundreds of migrants who have found their way. With a small piggyback just three years named Bryan, a young Honduran family to death daily challenges and new lots of trouble trying to get to Houston, the promised land where Alexander says find a better quality of...
  • First Lady of Honduras says children are crossing to reunite with family

    06/28/2014 7:28:11 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Valley Central ^ | June 28,2014 | Valeria Aponte
    First Lady of Honduras spent the last three days in the Rio Grande Valley touring federal facilities where thousands of undocumented immigrants are being held. The Rio Grande Valley is the hot spot of illegal crossing. So far 174,000 undocumented immigrants have crossed the U.S. - Mexico border since October 1, 2013. The majority are unaccompanied children from Honduras. "This is a humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions.” First Lady of Honduras, Ana García de Hernandez, said. “It’s something never seen before, it has affected all of us." Her last stop in the Rio Grande Valley was the McAllen Border Patrol...
  • First Lady of Honduras to visit Valley amid immigration crisis

    06/25/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Valley Central ^ | June 25th,2014 | Action 4 News Staff
    The First Lady of Honduras and other high-ranking officials will tour a Border Patrol detention facility in McAllen amid the ongoing immigration crisis along the border. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) invited Ana Garcia de Hernandez to visit the Border Patrol facility in McAllen and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The McAllen visit is scheduled for Saturday morning while the San Antonio visit is scheduled for late Saturday afternoon. The Border Patrol facility in McAllen has been under the international spotlight following a surge of women and children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador crossing the border. Many...
  • Suspect Charged In Center City Rape Case Id'd (Illegal)

    06/24/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    WPVI ^ | 06/24/2014 | staff
    Police have identified the man charged with raping a 26-year-old woman in her apartment near Rittenhouse Square early Saturday morning. He is 28-year-old Milton Mateo Garcia, an illegal immigrant from Honduras.
  • Neighbor says he saw secret migrant refugee camp near Waco (1000 to 2000 children)

    06/19/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    WFAA ^ | 6/13/2014 | WFAA
    BRUCEVILLE, Texas -- A normally quiet country road in Bruceville, south of Waco, bustled with bus traffic for weeks this spring as between 1,000 and 2,000 children were trucked in from the border. The kids, officially known as unaccompanied alien children, were among thousands swamping the border - without their parents - from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
  • Honduran mom, state rep. describe condition inside federal holding facility

    06/22/2014 10:52:49 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 41 replies
    Valley Central ^ | June 21,2014 | Valeria Aponte
    Due to the fact that media is not allowed inside the McAllen border patrol station, Action 4 News has learned what it's like from those who have been inside. Maria and her 10-year-old son were just one of thousands of families that have been forced to stay in crowded rooms without leaving for days. It took them 22 days to travel from their home in Honduras to the US before they were caught by Border Patrol agents just minutes after crossing the Rio Grande in a raft. “He took everything from us, and he screamed at us and he told...
  • Honduras’ First Lady Says She Will Collect Her Country's Child Immigrants

    06/21/2014 9:11:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 19, 2014 | Karla Zabludovsky
    Honduras’s first lady will travel to the United States to find and return the country’s unaccompanied minors who have recently flooded across the border, the president’s office said Wednesday. In an effort to track down 13,000 Honduran children who made their way to the U.S. through Mexico, President Juan Orlando Hernández has created a commission that includes transportation, migration and foreign affairs authorities. But immigration lawyers say Honduran officials will face several legal challenges before they can repatriate the children. A surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America has overwhelmed U.S. authorities in recent months. Between October 2013 and May...
  • Honduran President asserts abandoned illegal swarm have "rights"

    06/20/2014 6:33:24 AM PDT · by Liz · 20 replies
    Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaking after an event at the US Chamber of Commerce, Washington, says he's asked the US government to treat this matter (of Central American unaccompanied minors swarming at the border) with the utmost care from the humanitarian perspective. "They are kids in search of their parents and they have the complete right to be with them.” Hernandez emphasized that he wanted the American government to do more to combat drug trafficking in Honduras, saying that “for us, it’s an issue of life and death.”
  • Ambassador: Deportation Of Child Immigrants May Violate International Treaty

    06/16/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 31 replies
    Daily Caller via Yahoo ^ | June 16, 2014
    The U.S. may have violated international treaties in the way it has handled thousands of child immigrants being detained in facilities across the country, the Honduran ambassador to the U.S. is claiming. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection have scrambled to handle a surge of tens of thousands of “Unaccompanied Children,” or UACs, who come mostly from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. Instead of being immediately returned to their home countries after being apprehended, U.S. immigration policy requires the UACs to be housed in federal facilities while they are awaiting deportation proceedings. But Honduras’...
  • Honduran President Says U.S. Weak Laws To Blame For Child Migration Crisis

    06/14/2014 8:08:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 13, 2014 | Ninoska Marcano
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, on a visit to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Friday, said the U.S. has to strengthen efforts to control the humanitarian crisis that both nations face with unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. Southwest border. At the end of his speech to the chamber, where the Honduran head of state discussed his nation’s short- and long-term investment projects with U.S. businesses, Hernández seemed to blame the U.S. for the crisis – saying a lack of immigration reform and weak drug laws has contributed to the problem. It is unfair, he said,...
  • American Detained In Honduras: 'We Came With An Open Heart'

    06/09/2014 1:20:18 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/06/2014 | Carrie Kahn
    Six Americans remain in a rural Honduran prison after being arrested last month on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country. The men arrived in the Central American nation by boat, ready to begin work on a salvage project along the northern Honduran coast. The men say the guns were on the boat for protection from pirates. Speaking from the rural Honduran prison where he and the men have been held for more than a month, the 60-year-old Mayne said his first order of business was to go directly to the port captain and hand over the weapons, but instead...
  • New Honduran consulate opens as immigrant number increases

    06/01/2014 11:03:57 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Valley morning Star ^ | May 31, 2014 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ The Monitor
    McALLEN — In response to the humanitarian crisis presented by the ever increasing number of Central and South American nationals coming through the Rio Grande Valley, the Honduran government officially opened Friday morning a consular office aimed specifically at protecting and assisting immigrants. Located in the same building as the Guatemalan consulate, the two government offices are focused on helping the individuals that have crossed the border illegally and need legal or medical help, as well as assisting the families of those who have gone missing. “That was the reason,” said Vice Consul Lillian Gomez. “Because of the high number...
  • Transnational Transgressions: In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin...

    03/22/2014 1:45:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | MARCH 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin effective precedent.‘Your independence is irreversible, absolutely irreversible.” So declared Vice President Joe Biden, thrilling a parliamentary assembly in Pristina, Kosovo. These were still the early months of the Obama administration, and the vice president was touring the Balkans to take a victory lap in the breakaway Serbian territory whose independence he’d done so much to champion as an influential senator. As Vladimir Putin tucks away Crimea, just as he clawed South Ossetia and Abkhazia back from Georgia five years ago, Kosovo is worth remembering. So is President Obama’s staunch support of...
  • Woman shot to death near daughter's school

    01/22/2014 6:18:25 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 21, 2014 | Updated: January 22, 2014 | Mike Glenn
    Relatives of a woman shot to death on Tuesday while walking to pick up her daughter from a west Houston school suspect she may have been a mistaken target. The woman, identified by relatives as Yoli Perez, was shot about 3 p.m. in the 3400 block of Rocky­ridge near Pagewood. She lived in a nearby apartment complex.
  • Honduras election: Hernandez declared official winner

    11/27/2013 8:46:10 PM PST · by Bogey78O · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/27/2013 | BBC
    Honduras' electoral commission has officially declared the conservative governing party candidate winner of Sunday's presidential poll. "Today's figures indicate clearly that the winner of the election is Juan Orlando Hernandez," said the commission's president David Matamoros. Mr Hernandez has won 35.88% of the vote, according to AFP news agency. His main rival, the left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro, has won 29% with 81.5% of polling stations tallied. Mr Matamoros earlier said the final result would be known in the next few days, but he called on all candidates to support the new government. Second-placed Ms Castro said she was robbed of...
  • Illegal immigrant arrested for molesting 11-year-old

    10/19/2013 2:39:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    abc-7.com ^ | Oct 19, 2013 | abc-7.com
    NAPLES, FL - A Collier County man was arrested for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl. According to reports, a school counselor reported an 11-year-old girl had been sexually abused. The victim said she had moved to Naples from Honduras about nine months ago. She told deputies Cecilio Rivera-Lozano, 24, had been sexually abusing her almost every day for the past eight months beginning in March. On Wednesday, the victim told a neighbor Rivera-Lozano had been forcing sex acts upon her. The neighbor reported the allegations to the victim's mother and school counselor. Detectives interviewed Rivera-Lozano on Friday and eventually arrested...
  • Virginia Tech police seek two suspects after early-morning attack

    06/29/2012 10:23:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | Chase Purdy
    The suspects drove away from the scene in a dark, regular-cab pickup truck. The last four digits of the truck’s license plate are 3330, according to witnesses at the scene. Police across the region are on the lookout following an attempted abduction on the Virginia Tech campus Friday morning in which two men tried to drag a woman into a pickup truck, according to the Virginia Tech Police. Maj. Kevin L. Foust said the woman, who has not been identified, was crossing Henderson Lawn from College Avenue to Alumni Mall about 2:15 a.m. when two men approached her. Police said...
  • Same Old, Same Old in Syria

    09/05/2013 3:46:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world. Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the Vietnam War, we have attacked lots of countries and non-state militias. The roll call of recent American military interventions is quite astounding: Cambodia, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Liberia, Iraq, Haiti, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Zaire and Afghanistan. Even the notion of Past American isolationism is a myth. In the four years between 1912 and 1916 alone, the U.S. sent...
  • Home at last, Bridge City teenager describes days spent adrift in Caribbean Sea

    07/07/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by Wellington VII · 17 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | July 7, 2013 | John Harper
    After spending four days stranded on a boat in the Caribbean Sea, Amber Burkett is home. The 16-year-old Bridge City resident, whom Coast Guard rescuers found Wednesday 60 miles away from the Honduras island she and eight friends were trying to reach, cried and laughed, sometimes simultaneously, Saturday evening while exchanging hugs with more than a dozen friends and family members who had gathered to greet her.
  • More Obamite Hypocrisy

    07/07/2013 8:23:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/7/13 | Bruce Karlson
    In 2009, Manuel Zelaya, a leftist thug, thief and “business partner” of Cesar Chavez was president of Honduras. He had long been mismanaging the nation via payoffs to supportive unions (sound familiar?), and was planning an illegal election to cement his power. There being no Constitutional method to remove him, both the Congress and the Judiciary asked the Military to assist in said removal. This they did and Vice President Roberto Micheletti took power as required by their Constitution. At no time did the military have power…not one second. The craven Obamites and all allies, SEIU, etc. demanded that the...
  • THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE 0VERCOMER

    06/09/2013 3:03:20 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles | jedediah
    Your certainty of my truth is your saving grace . so contend for the faith you carry into battle confronting the enemy IS your sword of truth for in your knowing the battle is already mine subsides all doubt and quenches the fiery darts that pierces one's soul . So protect your heart with the Knowledge of the Overcomer for it IS THE ANSWER to the arsenal that IS yours as you OVERCOME ALL DOUBT ! Revelation 2:7 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and give heed to what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches)....
  • 'Miss Honduras - Jennifer Andrade' Post? Miss Honduras herself~ how cool is that?

    05/24/2013 1:23:27 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Miss Honduras herself... how cool is that? Hello, I am writing to you because i noticed you have some very old photos from 2008 featured of me on you site. Im sending you some new photos if you would like to post them. Thank you very much :)  Jennifer Andrade Well, mebbe those pics were old- but they were fine, believe me. Yet after the reach-out, naturally I feel obligated~ thanks Jen! More at Reaganite Republican... (should be SFW, couple bikini shots)
  • Found With Lasers: Ciudad Blanca, Mysterious 'White City' of Honduras

    05/18/2013 11:55:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Latinos Post ^ | May 15, 2013 | Erik Derr
    Underneath the Honduran rain forests' dense canopy of trees, a team of researchers think they may have found the ruins of la Ciudad Blanca - the White City --- a legendary city of gold sought by Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes. In a 1526 letter to Spanish Emperor Charles V, Cortes described an area in the interior of Honduras with riches far greater than those of Mexico. In 1839, according to a report by Nature World News, American diplomat and aspiring archaeologist John Lloyd Sturges went out in search of ruins in western Honduras and found the Mayan city of Copan,...
  • LiDAR survey 'finds' lost Honduran 'city of gold'

    05/15/2013 11:15:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | May 14, 2013 | Tim Walker
    The Google Map of eastern Honduras is almost blank. A vast and virtually unexplored rainforest region known as the Mosquitia covers around 32,000 square miles, home to dense jungle, hostile terrain and the terrifying-sounding jumping viper. Legend has it that somewhere beneath the forest canopy lies the ancient city of Ciudad Blanca – and now archaeologists think they may have found it. Tomorrow in Cancun, Mexico, an interdisciplinary group of scientists from fields including archaeology, anthropology and geology will appear at the American Geophysical Union’s annual conference to present the technology that has allowed them to discover a “lost world”...
  • The U.S.-Mexico border splits families, but loved ones strive to stay connected

    04/12/2013 2:41:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Borderzine ^ | April 12, 2013 | Anoushka Valodya
    EL PASO – With a Border Patrol helicopter hovering close above him, Honduran native Pedro Guzman, who was in his mid-thirties, had to choose between running away or surrendering. After seeing his fellow emigrants detained, Guzman decided to give up, but he still didn’t lose hope. He had spent three days and two nights, without food and water, crossing from Matamoros, Mexico to reach Brownsville, Texas in 1999.“I was just eating air, but I was always positive, telling myself that I was going to make it,” Guzman said. He paid $4,000 to a coyote, but was later abandoned by the...
  • [South Texas:]Brownsville smugglers caught with immigrants from four nations

    04/09/2013 1:35:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    KGBT ^ | 04/09/2013 | Brownsville smugglers caught with immigrants from four nations
    Two men are facing criminal charges after Border Patrol agents allegedly caught them with 13 illegal immigrants from four different countries cramped into a mini-van. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Cesar Humberto Gonzalez and Francisco Javier Infante-Mata on human smuggling charges on Saturday. Court records revealed that Gonzalez was behind the wheel of a mini-van loaded with more than a dozen people off Military Highway and Gonzalez Road. Border Patrol agents pulled over the mini-van and found 13 illegal immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras inside. Records show that Infante-Mata was also inside the van and is accused...
  • US Loans $28.6 Million to Wind Farm In Honduras

    03/14/2013 9:46:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    fox ^ | 3-14-13 | pete winn
    (CNSNews.com) - The federally chartered Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has approved a $28.6 million direct loan to a high-tech wind power company in the Central American country of Honduras. The loan will enable 200 workers in six U.S. states to assemble 12 high-tech wind turbines for export. The cost of those jobs works out to $143,000 per job created.
  • 'Miss Honduras 2012' is Jennifer Andrade~

    02/08/2013 10:17:53 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican... (I'd say PG-rated, but some bikini shots may not be SFW... depends what kind of kooks you have to put up with there!) ___________________________________________________ Miss Universe (official)   Diez.hn   Denunciando   Voy.com   DartsNews.bg
  • 2 immigrants report rapes by South Texas smugglers

    01/18/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    mySA.com ^ | January 18, 2013
    <p>MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says two Central American women have reported being raped by human smugglers in two separate incidents in South Texas.</p> <p>A Border Patrol statement Friday says a Honduran woman apprehended Tuesday in the brush by agents from the Kingsville station said she was raped Jan. 6 by three men at a stash house near Hidalgo. She was taken to a Kingsville hospital for evaluation.</p>
  • AP's Honduras correspondent navigates violent land

    12/30/2012 2:07:02 PM PST · by BobL · 22 replies
    WPXI.COM ^ | Dec. 30, 2012 | Alberto Arce
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Every Saturday morning, one of my taxi drivers pays about $12 for the right to park his cab near a hospital, about two blocks from a police station. But it's not the government that's charging. An unidentified man pulls up in a large SUV, usually brandishing an AK-47, and accepts an envelope of cash without saying a word. Jose and nine other drivers who pay the extortionists estimate that it amounts to more than $500 a year to park on public property. During Christmas, the cabbies dish out another $500 each in holiday "bonuses." Meanwhile, Jose pays...
  • Austin-Based Hizballah-Linked Nightclub Owners Convicted

    10/24/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    SNIPPET: "Actually, two have been convicted by a jury for using their nightclubs to launder the proceeds of drug and weapons deals, one was acquitted of money laundering but has pled guilty to a drug trafficking charge, and one of those convicted of money laundering has now been charged with tax evasion. And that's not to mention the failure to pay state liquor taxes and fees, the unsolved murder of a one-time business partner, and various immigration-related issues. Money was transferred in to a relative and known Hizballah operative in Lebanon, and there are strong ties to the Lebanese expat...
  • Honduras to reevaluate gun control laws: How will it impact violence in the region? (Barf Alert)

    10/19/2012 6:00:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 18 October, 2012 | Edward Fox's
    The Honduran government is reportedly set to conduct a review of its gun laws in an apparent effort to combat rising violence levels, though equal emphasis will need to be made on addressing endemic corruption and weak institutions to solidify any gains. Matias Funes, a representative from the independent Commission on Public Security Reform (CRSP), said on Oct. 16 that Honduras’ gun laws are in need of urgent revision if efforts are to be made to combat the country’s endemically high level of violence, reported La Tribuna. Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla said the government agreed a review of the law...
  • Private city in Honduras will have minimal taxes, government

    09/22/2012 8:17:40 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/22/12 | Maxim Lott
    Small government and free-market capitalism are about to get put to the test in Honduras, where the government has agreed to let an investment group build an experimental city with no taxes on income, capital gains or sales. Proponents say the tiny, as-yet unnamed town will become a Central American beacon of job creation and investment, by combining secure property rights with minimal government interference. “Once we provide a sound legal system within which to do business, the whole job creation machine – the miracle of capitalism – will get going,” Michael Strong, CEO of the MKG Group, which will...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Plans for Honduras start-up city hit by transparency concerns

    09/11/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 7 September 2012 | Jonathan Watts
    Plans to create a neo-liberal start-up city in Honduras with its own laws, tax rules and police force suffered a setback on Friday when the economic guru who inspired the project said he has been unable to act as its guarantor and watchdog.