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  • Syrians, Palestinians buy bogus Honduras identities to sneak into U.S.: Report

    05/27/2016 2:09:20 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/27/2016 | By Stephen Dinan
    La Prensa uncovered a criminal network that paid Honduran officials to illegally register foreigners as legal residents, which gave them access to documents that could then be used to gain broader access to the western hemisphere. The La Prensa report was highlighted Friday by the Center for Immigration Studies, which said the network appeared to be a favorite for those of Arab origin — particularly Syrians and Palestinians — who were looking for a way to enter the U.S. The criminal network managed to get names registered in Honduras’s national registration of persons (RNP). That meant they could obtain passports...
  • Palestinian Men Traveled Through 8 Countries to Reach US

    05/18/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 15 May 2016
    Mounis Hammouda and Hisham Shaban were stranded in Honduras, penniless after being ripped off by a smuggler who was supposed to get them to Mexico so that they could arrive at their final destination, the United States. The Palestinian men had traveled across the world to escape bloodshed and torture in their homeland, and desperately phoned a friend in Canada to wire them money so they could finish their trek. When they showed up at the U.S.-Mexico border in November 2014, Hammouda remembers seeing the American flag, and feeling relieved.
  • The Prominent Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres Has Been Assassinated in Honduras

    03/03/2016 8:53:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Honduran environment and human rights activist Berta Cáceres, winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her advocacy efforts, was assassinated in her hometown on Thursday. Cáceres was shot by at least two gunmen who broke down the door of the house where she was staying in La Esperanza, Honduras, the New York Times reported. The 44-year-old mother of four is best known for her grassroots mobilization of opposition to the Agua Zarca Dam, a hydroelectric project on a river sacred to the indigenous Lenca people that would have cut off their water supply. Through a nonprofit she had co-founded...
  • Systemic failures allowed man accused in motor vehicle homicide to vanish

    02/20/2016 7:02:02 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 15 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | February 20,2016 | By Todd Cooper 
and Bob Glissmann
    Sarah Root is dead. Eswin Mejia is missing. And authorities are scrambling to answer how the 19-year-old accused drunken driver went missing just days after his arrest in Root’s death. A World-Herald review of Mejia’s case shows a systemic failure — from county pretrial release staff to the county judge to federal immigration enforcement officials — to ensure that the man charged with felony motor-vehicle homicide in Root’s death would answer in court to the charge. “He’s gone,” a law enforcement official told The World-Herald. He’s gone because of a lack of communication and common sense among governmental agencies, Douglas...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rubio Supported Amnesty As Far Back As 1998

    02/17/2016 5:22:15 AM PST · by TBBT · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    While serving as a city commissioner in West Miami, Marco Rubio voted in favor of a city resolution urging the federal government to give Honduran illegal immigrants permanent resident status and free them from risk of deportation, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The 1998 city resolution, #98-16, is titled "Resolution of the City of West Miami urging the federal government and Immigration and Naturalization Service to accord same status to Hondurans as has been afforded to Nicaraguans."
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • US turns to UN to screen refugees from Central America

    01/14/2016 7:59:24 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees will now conduct initial screenings to see whether migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala may qualify as refugees eligible to come to the United States legally. "I am pleased to announce plans to expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and...
  • Honduras to make archeological dig for mysterious 'White City'

    01/09/2016 3:03:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | January 7, 2016 | AFP, editors
    A view of the Rio Platano biosphere reserve in Honduras, where explorers over the past century have claimed several times to have spotted the White City Honduras said Thursday it was starting a major archeological dig for a mysterious, ancient "White City" supposedly hidden in jungle in its northeast that explorers and legends have spoken of for centuries. "Today a group of archeologists and scientists is traveling to the White City to start excavations in coming days," President Juan Orlando Hernandez said in a speech to private universities. The hope is that they will uncover incontrovertible proof of the existence...
  • Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island

    11/21/2015 7:09:40 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 21 November 2015 | Martin Gould
    Three more Syrian men with fake Greek passports arrested on Caribbean island as the extraordinary lengths five others went to in a bid to enter US amid ISIS fears is revealed. [ Full title ] Earlier this week, five Syrians were arrested in Honduras with forged Greek passports . ... Three Syrians apparently attempting to sneak into the United States by traveling with fake Greek passports have been arrested on the Caribbean island of St Maarten.. ... the investigation is continuing to determine their identities and how they obtained the fake documents. They arrived on the island on an Insel...
  • Honduras says Syrians not part of terror cell, want refuge in U.S.

    11/19/2015 6:37:05 AM PST · by maggief · 27 replies
    REUTERS ^ | November 19, 2015
    TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Five Syrian men detained in Honduras this week traveling on doctored Greek passports do not belong to "any terrorist cell", four are university students, and all were fleeing war at home and seeking refuge in the United States, Honduran authorities said on Thursday.
  • Honduras arrests five Syrians headed to US with stolen passports

    11/18/2015 6:42:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 11/18/2015 | Noe Leiva
    Tegucigalpa (AFP) - Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday in the wake of the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists. The Syrians were arrested on Tuesday as they flew into Toncontin airport serving the Honduran capital and failed to make it past airport security checks, a police spokesman, Anibal Baca, told reporters. "Five Syrian citizens have been detained and will be taken to our offices to be investigated because it is suspected they are carrying false documents, passports stolen in Greece," Baca said. They had...
  • Honduras detains 5 Syrians over fake passports

    11/18/2015 3:19:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2015 | Rafael Romo, Roxanne Garcia and Evan Perez
    (CNN)—Honduran police Wednesday said they detained five Syrian men who traveled with fake passports to the Central American country's capital. "These citizens will be taken away and will be investigated. We already have confirmation that they had passports that were stolen in Greece," said Aníbal Baca, a spokesman for Honduras' Police Investigation Unit. "We suppose that they were going to illegally travel by land all the way to the United States," Baca told reporters. He did not provide details on why police believe the group was planning to go to the United States but said that investigators would do more...
  • BREAKING: Honduras Arrests 5 Syrians W/ Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A.

    11/18/2015 1:00:11 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 41 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Nov.18, 2015 | Sundance
    Original title too long - BREAKING: Honduras Arrests Five Syrians With Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A. – Three More Arrested In St. Maarten Two separate incidents with common attributes. Two independent groups of Syrian males traveling on fake Greek passports trying to gain entry into the U.S. The first group of three was identified/captured in Saint Maarten after a flight from Haiti. The second group of five were identified/captured in Honduras. Group #2 – Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of...
  • BREAKING: Honduras says has detained 5 Syrians coming to USA with stolen Greek passports

    11/18/2015 12:07:10 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 52 replies
    https://twitter.com/Conflicts ^ | 11/18/2016 | https://twitter.com/Conflicts
    Conflict News ‏@Conflicts 43m43 minutes ago BREAKING: Honduras says has detained 5 Syrians who were traveling by land to the United States with stolen Greek passports - Reuters
  • Central America: where wearing the wrong sneakers can be fatal

    11/05/2015 11:48:42 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/15 | Carlos Marquez
    San Salvador (AFP) - Wearing a particular brand of sneakers or a certain haircut can be a fatal style decision in Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras -- three Central American nations struggling with a vicious gang pandemic. Looks that would be ordinary elsewhere have been appropriated by the criminal gangs as their signs on the streets, where armed turf battles have made these countries some of the deadliest places in the world, outside of actual war zones. That means the 6.5 million youths aged 15-24 living in the so-called Northern Triangle formed by the three nations have to think twice...
  • Teen buried alive heard screaming and banging on her coffin, relatives rush to help

    08/31/2015 3:52:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | August 25, 2015 | Fox News Latino
    A 16-year-old Honduran was heard banging and screaming by her grieving husband the day after her coffin had been sealed and encased in concrete.
  • The Last Piston-Engine Dogfights (Corsairs against Mustangs)

    08/25/2015 6:23:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE ^ | SEPTEMBER 2015 | Preston Lerner
    The last dogfights between piston-engine, propeller-driven airplanes weren’t fought in the skies over Germany in the 1940s or even Korea in the 1950s. They occurred in Central America in 1969, and all of the combatants were flying U.S.-built Corsairs and Mustangs. The dogfights were among the final acts in a brief but bloody four-day conflict between Honduras and El Salvador, commonly (but misleadingly) known as the Football War. Although a pair of soccer games between the two nations sparked the initial riots, the war was the culmination of longstanding tension over immigration and land reform. Honduras boasted the more impressive...
  • Influential people worldwide wrote Clinton on her personal email address

    08/14/2015 8:38:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 22 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | August 14th, 2015 | By Anita Kumar and Corinne Kennedy
    WASHINGTON Some 90 people, including lobbyists for foreign governments, lawmakers, top Obama aides and State Department employees, communicated directly with Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state using her personal email address, according to a McClatchy review of thousands of her recently released emails. Many people said they were surprised when it was revealed in the spring that Clinton relied on a private email account on a private server in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home to conduct official business during her four years as Obama’s secretary of state. But the review of emails shows influential people in Washington and...
  • Maid Of Bush's Son In Miami Is Deported (1991 Flashback)

    07/27/2015 4:58:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/16/1991 | Deseret News
    President Bush's son, Jeb, is looking for a maid who's a legal U.S. resident. A maid who had worked at Bush's Miami home for three years was deported back to her native Honduras last week. Bush was out jogging when immigration agents showed up so his wife, Columba, had to deal with them. "She indicated, `Yes, she works here,' brought the lady out, and the two agents showed her the deportation order,said Richard Smith, director of the INS's Miami office."
  • Fought Vietcong,Sandinistas,Saddam,Taliban,ISIS but last Vietnam vet in uniform is retiring

    07/02/2015 4:35:31 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 11 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 2 Jul 2015 | Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    When Sergeant Major Michael Jarnevic finally retires from the Army on July 8, it will be the end of a career that began in 1973 when he enlisted as a Marine and was deployed to Vietnam. He is now nearing his 60th birthday and has spent three quarters of his life fighting for his country. In fact, Sgt Major Jarnevic appears to be the last Vietnam veteran on active duty in the whole of the Army. During his 42 years of service he has served in Honduras during the Contra wars in the 80s and Kuwait in the 90s during...
  • Gang violence fuels child marriage in Central America, researchers say (when civilization collapses)

    06/05/2015 10:22:42 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 05, 2015 | Anastasia Moloney
    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rampant gang violence and drug turf wars in parts of Central America are fuelling child marriage as girls seek to marry or couple with gang members and older men as a form of protection, researchers say. Traditionally child marriage has been most prevalent among indigenous communities in rural areas across Central America. But humanitarian groups working in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, say anecdotal evidence gathered in the past five years shows drug-fueled gang violence and organized crime is driving more girls to get married in cities. "We are seeing and hearing that increasing numbers...
  • Immigration agency: Single Hispanic females deserve asylum in U.S.

    04/23/2015 1:04:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Being a single mother or witnessing a gang crime could be enough for Central American illegal immigrants to get on the path to asylum under guidance the Homeland Security Department issued last week, opening up new ways for the current surge of illegal immigrants to gain a legal foothold in the U.S. The guidance, a 27-page training document from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, says women who flee Central America because they fear being a single woman at the head of a household can be deemed to be part of a targeted social group, and can make a claim that...
  • Qaeda Leader Indicted in New York Subway Plot (the beast, Shukrijumah)

    07/07/2010 10:15:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 7-7-10 | William K. Rashbaum
    Meeting with violent Salvadoran gangs in Honduras. Seeking radioactive material at a university in Hamilton, Ontario. Running an import-export business and teaching English — wife and child in tow — in Morocco. Hiding out in Suriname. *snip* — or, to be more precise, the rumored trail — of an American citizen who spent part of his youth in Brooklyn, went to college in Florida and has long been on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most-wanted list, a senior Qaeda operative who over the last seven years has been portrayed as part wraith, part James Bond, and large-scale bogeyman. On Wednesday,...
  • Experts: Flying-illegals program gives Obama free rein (admits whoever he wants into the country')

    04/09/2015 8:46:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    WND ^ | March 9, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    UNITED NATIONS – The Obama administration has begun implementing a program to fly to the United States at taxpayer expense unaccompanied minors from the Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras if the “children” under 21 have a parent legally residing in the U.S. “Americans will be outraged to learn their tax dollars are being used to help illegal aliens here in the United States bring their illegal-alien children here as well,” Tom Fitton, president of Washington-based Judicial Watch told WND. “The Obama administration wants to prevent another surge of Central American unaccompanied minors coming across the...
  • Gov’t program would fly in Central American children to join parents in US (Great Video)

    04/04/2015 11:17:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2015 | Peter Doocy
    Great 2 minute Video: WH trying to bring more Central American immigrants to US? Images of unaccompanied children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border defined the immigration crisis last summer. Now, the federal government is intervening so these children won’t have to make that trek -– they’ll get to fly into the U.S. instead. For free. A new State Department and Department of Homeland Security program seeks to stop the surge of immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador at the southern border by giving their U.S.-based parents the option to apply to have their kids picked up and put...
  • Obama's Taking It to the Streets. The Coming Explosion in Murder and Other Violent Crime.

    04/01/2015 6:32:14 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 47 replies
    OSACStats | April 1, 2015 | Not John Milton
    Obama has declared a ceaseless war on the citizens of the United States. Obama is facilitating, cheerleading, and dispersing tides of illegals--from the most violent, crime-ridden countries in the world--into American towns and cities from sea to sea. These are excerpts from official reports of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State: El Salvador 2013 Crime and Safety Report El Salvador (population 6.3 million) is rated “Critical” for crime by the U.S. Department of State. \ El Salvador is considered one of the most violent countries in the world.The criminal threat in El Salvador...
  • DHS Launches “Family Reunification,” Refugee Program for Central Americans (Outrageous)

    04/01/2015 11:28:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 1, 2015
    To facilitate the often treacherous process of entering the United States illegally through the southern border, the Obama administration is offering free transportation from three Central American countries and a special refugee/parole program with “resettlement assistance” and permanent residency. Under the new initiative the administration has rebranded the official name it originally assigned to the droves of illegal immigrant minors who continue sneaking into the U.S. They’re no longer known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), a term that evidently was offensive and not politically correct enough for the powerful open borders movement. The new arrivals will be officially known as...
  • Honduran migrants, maimed by train, protest their plight

    03/10/2015 6:45:26 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | March 10, 2015 | TRACY WILKINSON
    Some armless, others hobbling on spindly prosthetic legs, Honduran migrants came to Mexico City this week to protest their plight. Maimed in Mexico when they tried to catch a precarious train to reach the United States, they feel forgotten, ignored and with little reason to live. “Our visa [to enter the U.S.] is our mutilation, our handicap, our lost arms and legs,” said Jose Luis Hernandez, 29, of Progreso, Honduras. He fell off the train, known here as La Bestia — the Beast — in the northern border state of Chihuahua; caught under its wheels, Hernandez’s leg, left arm and...
  • Ancient 'lost city' home to a vanished civilisation found deep in jungles of Honduras

    03/03/2015 2:39:00 PM PST · by BBell · 51 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3/3/15 | Philip Sherwell
    The jungle-choked remains of a "lost city", abandoned by a mysterious civilisation several centuries ago and long fabled for reports of its gold and "monkey children", have been uncovered in the depths of the rainforests of Honduras. A team of American and Honduran archaeologists, aided by the bushcraft and survival skills of former British SAS soldiers, has just emerged from one of the most remote locations on Earth with news of their stunning discovery. The expedition was seeking the site of the legendary "White City", also known as the "City of the Monkey God", a goal for Western explorers since...
  • Mexican President Offers Obama Help With Executive Amnesty

    01/07/2015 4:35:36 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 7, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Hypocrisy: Mexico's president tells ours that his country will supply any documents needed for illegal aliens to qualify under Barack Obama's executive amnesty. At the same time, Mexico deports more illegals than we do. In an Oval Office meeting with President Obama on Tuesday, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that his administration "is ready to give (support) to the Mexican population living in the United States so that they can show the documentation that is necessary to prove that they have been in the United States prior to 2010" to meet the five-year requirement of Obama's amnesty plan and...
  • PopeWatch: Wittenberg Candidate Pope?

    12/03/2014 7:10:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 96 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | December 3, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa has a fascinating look at the relationship of Pope Francis with the evangelicals who have made such devastating inroads among the Catholic populations in South America: ROME, November 19, 2014 – With the mastery for which it is known all over the world, the Washington-based Pew Research Center has conducted a survey on a massive scale that gives substance to a fact that was already known in general terms, the startling decline of Catholic membership in the Latin American subcontinent: > Religion in Latin America. Widespread Change in a Historically Catholic Region In the...
  • A teenager’s escape from hell in Honduras (another illegal alien)

    11/23/2014 12:33:29 PM PST · by dennisw · 33 replies
    nypost ^ | November 23, 2014 | By Isabel Vincent
    When 17-year-old Katherine Silva Lopez tried to flee gang members who robbed her daily on her way to school in Honduras, they stabbed her in the arm and threatened to kill her. In San Pedro Sula, one of the world’s most violent cities, it was no idle threat. Were 1,200 ­homicides last year in the city of 437,000, where gangs prey on teens. “They force you to kill, to steal, to sell drugs, to do prostitution,” ­Lopez told The Post in Spanish outside federal court in lower Manhattan. “I was really scared.” Lopez’s parents decided she’d be safer with relatives...
  • Boyfriend confesses to killing Miss Honduras, sister, authorities say

    11/19/2014 9:29:16 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 19, 2014 | AP contributed to report
    The boyfriend of Miss Honduras 2014’s sister has confessed to killing her and the beauty queen after the two disappeared at a spa six days ago while they were celebrating his birthday, Honduran police announced Wednesday. Authorities are awaiting confirmation from forensic officials that the bodies found buried in a river bank in mountainous Santa Barbara, about 240 miles west of Tegucigalpa, are Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister, Sofia, 23. Plutarco Ruiz, boyfriend of Sofia, and an accomplice, Aris Maldonado, have been arrested, said Gen. Ramon Sabiillon, who is Honduras’ National Police director. Sabillon said Ruiz confessed and...
  • Obama opens door for Central American children to legally come to U.S. (Another 0bama lie)

    11/16/2014 6:44:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans decry ‘border sabotage’ ahead of expected illegal immigration executive actionThe Obama administration quietly announced a program late last week to create a legal channel for thousands of Central American children to come to the U.S., a move designed to prevent a repeat of this summer’s illegal immigrant surge but which Republicans said amounted to “border sabotage.” Coupled with President Obama’s expected action in the next few weeks granting tentative legal status to illegal immigrants already in the U.S., the policy could open the door to illegal immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala petitioning to have their children still...
  • Obama State Dep't. Creates New Program to Import Children from Latin America

    11/14/2014 9:10:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 14, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - The Obama administration announced on Friday a plan to create a new refugee/parole program for children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras whose parents are legal residents of the United States. “This program will allow certain parents who are lawfully present in the United States to request access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for their children still in one of these three countries,” the State Department said in a news release. The department added that “[c]hildren who are found ineligible for refugee admission but still at risk of harm may be considered for parole on a case-by-case...
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • Honduras Declares State of Emergency Near Tegucigalpa Due to Chikungunya

    10/03/2014 2:37:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    teleSUR English ^ | October 2, 2014
    Authorities have estimated that about 1,000 people in Villa de San Francisco have contracted the disease. The Honduran government Thursday declared state of emergency in the town of Villa de San Francisco, some 25 miles from the capital city of Tegucigalpa, after hundreds of people were diagnosed with Chikungunya virus sympotons. "We are extremely concerned. About 200 families have been infected, causing each member to infect another,” said Romeo Montoya, representative in Honduras of the Pan American Health Organization (OPS). Montoya explained that the spread could have been brought to the country by several community members who travelled to El...
  • Domestic violence ruling may help thousands of immigrants get asylum

    09/06/2014 7:24:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept 6,2014 | CINDY CARCAMO
    <p>Heidy fled her native Honduras for the United States on the advice of police. There was nothing they could do, they told her, to protect her from her abusive husband, a drug trafficker who spat on her, raped her — the first time when she was 17 — and threatened her at gunpoint.</p>
  • 'Seńorita Honduras Mundo 2014' is María José Alvarado

    08/21/2014 3:27:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • At least 6,500 children have returned Hondurans deported (Google Translate)

    08/06/2014 9:58:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    LaPrensa - Honduras ^ | August 5, 2014 | by Diana Maradiaga
    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Over 300 children were admitted to the United States daily. In recent weeks, have been reduced to 80, authorities say. So far this year have returned to Honduras 6,500 children age who emigrated in search of the American dream, but that they were detained by the immigration authorities of Mexico and the United States. This is thanks to the campaigns that have been done to warn parents that there will be penalties for those who endanger their children, "Salas said. global Pro Kids program was also mentioned, implemented with the Spanish Cooperation and Forensic Medicine, with which it...
  • Hope Dwindles for Hondurans Living in Peril (NY Slimes Propaganda Piece)

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — The pastor came one afternoon to survey his church, or what was left of it: remnants of a “welcome” sign and a strip of Christmas garland still tacked to the wall. The gang took the chairs. They took the light fixtures. They took the doors. They had given his family 24 hours to get out and so they did, abandoning their home and the small evangelical church he led. “There was no other way,” Pastor Jorge Rivas said the other day, on the porch of a house in another part of this violent city, where...
  • Resurgent Communism in Latin America (Drug Cartels)

    08/02/2014 5:42:40 AM PDT · by mgist · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/2010 | Written by Alex Newman
    In light of the recent "Child" immigration show brought on by Obama, it is interesting to look at what has been happening in Latin America under Obama's watch. El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are over their heads with gangs and cartels in the drug trafficking trade that Obama helped install --------------------------------- 2010-Resurgent Communism in Latin America Many Cuban refugees risked everything to escape the murderous regime of Fidel Castro. Oftentimes they made treacherous voyages aboard rickety rafts, hoping only to reach the free shores of Florida with their lives. Many died along the way. But communist rule was vicious and...
  • U.S. Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America

    07/31/2014 8:40:28 AM PDT · by mgist · 21 replies
    narco Sphere ^ | 7/29/14 | bill Conroy
    U.S. Military: More Counter-Narcotics Funding Will Help Stem Exodus of Children from Central America Posted by Bill Conroy - July 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm Critics Argue Drug-War Money is Part of the Problem, Not the Solution Some 58,000 migrant children, mostly Central Americans, have made the treacherous journey to the U.S. southern border alone over the past 10 months, but actions being considered by U.S. officials to combat the problem with more military and drug-war aid to their countries, critics warn, may worsen the violence that provokes this unprecedented exodus. The number of unaccompanied children that have arrived at...
  • Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

    07/31/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Aaron Blake
    Immigration has emerged as perhaps President Obama's worst issue -- definitely for today, and maybe of his entire presidency -- when it comes to public perception. A new poll from AP-GfK shows more than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) disapprove of Obama's handling of the immigration issue in general. Just 31 percent approve -- down from 38 percent two months ago. When you separate those most passionate about the issue, the difference is even more stark, with 57 percent opposed and just 18 percent in favor. That's more than three-to-one. We tried to find an issue on which Obama has...
  • Source: Cornyn and McCain Are Working on a Version of the House Border Bill (to thwart Cruz)

    07/30/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/30/14 | Ryan Lovelace
    NRO is hearing from a GOP aide that Senators John McCain and John Cornyn, of Arizona and Texas, respectively, are working on a Senate version of the House supplemental-funding bill aimed at addressing the border crisis that is expected to move forward tomorrow. -snip- It will likely provide new funding for immigration courts and enforcement agencies, as well as some aid for Central American countries from which the migrants currently crossing the border hail. Senator Ted Cruz’s proposal to halt the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by refusing funding for the program is not expected to be included...
  • Senate advances border bill (Cornyn votes yes; McConnell votes yes, then switches to no)

    07/30/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border that has triggered a humanitarian crisis. -snip- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is opposed to the Senate Democratic measure, initially voted in favor to advance the bill. But once it looked like the legislation might collapse, he switched his vote to “no.” A McConnell aide said when the outcome of the procedural vote looked murky, “many of our members wanted to be on record in opposition to a bill that didn’t even include the minor...
  • Hillary Clinton: Let Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorans Apply for Asylum from Home

    07/27/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she wanted more Central American citizens to apply for asylum to live in the United States from their home countries. The Obama administration is reportedly considering setting up a satellite facility in Honduras to allow people to apply for asylum without coming to the United States, but Clinton said Guatemalans and El Salvadorans should have asylum facilities in their nations as well. In an interview with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, Clinton said that she wanted facilities "over there" to "screen kids... before they get in the hands of coyotes, or they get on...
  • Dems Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion

    07/25/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 25, 2014 | IIBD EDITORIALS
    Border Crisis: A new report shows the vast majority of unaccompanied minors aren't unaccompanied at all, have family members inside the U.S., are not victims of human trafficking and thus can be deported immediately. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and other Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that Republicans shouldn't complain about the current border invasion since it was a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from noncontiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportation. Gutierrez and his liberal colleagues in Congress and the media should read the law to find out what's in it. As the Center for...
  • Obama May Bypass Congress to Grant Refugee Status for Hondurans

    07/25/2014 9:05:08 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/14 | Dan Riehl
    The Obama administration is considering a move that, according to Mark Krikorian, the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, "would increase, not stem, the flood of migrants from Central America trying to get into the United States". “It’s clearly a bad idea,” Mr. Krikorian said. “Orders of magnitude more people will apply for refugee status if they can just do it from their home countries.” He added that the proposal would allow people to claim to be refugees from their countries with “nothing more than a bus ride to the consulate. We’re talking about, down the road, an...
  • U.S considering Refugee status for Hondurans; NY Times BARF ALERT

    07/25/2014 7:57:21 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 14 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 7/25/2014 | FRANCES ROBLES and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.