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  • 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 ^ | Oct 19, 2013 |
    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 ^ | 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...

    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
    ( - 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)   Denunciando
  • 2 immigrants report rapes by South Texas smugglers

    01/18/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Honduras deal sets stage for investors to build 3 privately run cities to host new industries

    09/08/2012 5:56:07 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-7-2012 | AP
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Investors can begin construction in six months on three privately run cities in Honduras that will have their own police, laws, government and tax systems now that the government has signed a memorandum of agreement approving the project. An international group of investors and government representatives signed the memorandum Tuesday for the project that some say will bring badly needed economic growth to this small Central American country and that at least one detractor describes as “a catastrophe.” -snip- The project “has the potential to turn Honduras into an engine of wealth,” said Carlos Pineda, president of...
  • Honduras sets stage for 3 privately run cities

    09/07/2012 1:37:53 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 5, 2012 | Alberto Arce
    Investors can begin construction in six months on three privately run cities in Honduras that will have their own police, laws, government and tax systems now that the government has signed a memorandum of agreement approving the project. An international group of investors and government representatives signed the memorandum Tuesday for the project that some say will bring badly needed economic growth to this small Central American country and that at least one detractor describes as "a catastrophe." The project's aim is to strengthen Honduras' weak government and failing infrastructure, overwhelmed by corruption, drug-related crime and lingering political instability after...
  • Man [illegal alien] Pleads Guilty to Murder at Albion WalMart

    07/25/2012 6:58:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    WGRZ ^ | July 20, 2012 | WGRZ Web Staff
    ALBION, NY - A 24-year old illegal immigrant from Honduras pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder Wednesday in Orleans County Court. According to Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone, Luis Rodriguez-Flamenco will face 25 years to life behind bars for his role in the murder of 45-year old Dr. Kathleen Byham, with no promise as to what his sentence will be. Dr. Byham was shopping at WalMart in Albion in October of 2011 when Rodriguez-Flamenco approached her in the parking lot, and stabbed her to death. Rodriguez-Flamenco will be sentenced on October 22.
  • Death was last stop on journey for packed pickup's immigrants(15 illegal aliens now dead)

    07/25/2012 6:14:42 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 33 replies ^ | July 24, 2012 | Zeke MacCormack, Eva Ruth Moravec and Jason Buch
    BERCLAIR — Bloodstained pavement, gashed tree trunks and a twisted barbed-wire fence marked the end of a desperate journey. On Sunday night, 22 Central Americans and their Mexican-born driver piled into a white Ford F-250 for what would be the last stage on their trip north. They crammed themselves into the truck's cab and lay down in its bed — one atop another — as the vehicle cruised along U.S. 59 between Beeville and Goliad. By Monday, more than half were dead. Most died at the scene, and the others died at hospitals to which they'd been rushed after the...
  • Judge's Wife Arrested Transporting Illegal Immigrants

    07/03/2012 6:35:35 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    KIII TV3 ^ | Jul 03, 2012 | KIII TV3
    SARITA (Kiii News) - A traffic stop on Highway 77 landed a Kenedy County woman in hot water with the federal authorities. Sandra Lee Miller, 41, is the wife of a Justice of the Peace, and has recently run for public office herself. She has been charged with bringing in and harboring illegal immigrants. Miller's arrest all started with a traffic stop around 6 a.m. Monday. It happened on Highway 77, about a quarter-mile south of 285. The Hummer Miller was in was stopped by the Department of Public Safety for a license plate light violation. The U.S. Border Patrol...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Wednesday, June 20, 2012

    06/20/2012 9:03:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 94 replies
    EIB Network ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • [South Texas Mexicans]2 charged after 115 immigrants stashed in Edinburg

    05/03/2012 3:05:49 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    The Monitor ^ | May 03, 2012 | Jared Taylor
    EDINBURG — Two men face human smuggling charges after authorities detained 115 illegal immigrants who claimed they had been starved and held against their will. Border Patrol agents detained Vicente Ortiz Soto, 24, and Marcial Salas Gardunio, 24, after Edinburg police received an emergency call from inside a stash house Wednesday on the 2800 block of East University Drive. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents named four people, from Honduras and El Salvador, as witnesses kept inside the stash house, a criminal complaint states. They told agents Salas fed them little, locked the illegal immigrants inside the stash house and offered...
  • Losing Nicaragua-- The Sandinistas are slowly crushing democracy.

    11/24/2009 8:21:15 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies · 800+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    With U.S. policymakers distracted by the situation in Honduras, Nicaragua continues to move toward authoritarianism. On October 19, a Nicaraguan Supreme Court panel overturned a constitutional provision limiting presidents to two non-consecutive terms in office. The ruling will allow incumbent Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega--the Sandinista party leader, former Soviet client, vociferous critic of the United States, and current Hugo Chávez acolyte--to run for another term in 2011. If there were any doubts that Nicaraguan democracy is slowly being extinguished, this latest development should remove them. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court is composed of 16 members. Thanks to a political deal made...
  • 100 kids found on border coming to Lackland(AFB, San Antonio, Texas)

    04/16/2012 3:11:09 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies ^ | April 16, 2012 | Sig Christenson
    Lackland AFB will become a temporary home to 100 children who have been stopped recently by the U.S. Border Patrol, officials said Monday. Details were sketchy, including when and where the children were found, and when they would come to San Antonio. Brent Boller, a spokesman for Joint Base San Antonio, referred most questions about the incident to the Department of Health and Human Services, which said the oldest is 17 and that only 17 percent are below 14. Boys make up 77 percent of the group, said Marrianne McMullen, director of public affairs for HHS' Administration for Children and...
  • Biden drug talk with Lobo (Pres. Honduras)

    03/07/2012 10:08:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    La Prensa (Honduras) ^ | March 2, 2012 | Redaccion
    Vice President (Biden) began a tour of Mexico and Honduras. Tegucigalpa, Honduras U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, takes a trip on Sunday in Mexico and Honduras to protect the region's leaders that his country is willing to do more against organized crime and drug trafficking, which have no mercy against the region. But the trip comes at a time of fiscal constraints in the U.S. and a growing frustration among the Central American leaders for the violence. Biden, who on Tuesday in Honduras will meet with Central American Presidents also seek to prepare the Summit of the Americas in mid-April...
  • Senators press to allow Syrians to stay in US amid violence in home country

    03/03/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2012 | unattributed (AP?)
    Several Democratic senators are calling on the Obama administration to allow Syrians who are already in the United States to stay, at least temporarily, out of concern it would be "too dangerous" for them to return home. The senators want President Obama to invoke what's known as "temporary protected status" for thousands of Syrians in the U.S. The designation typically is given to foreign nationals whose home countries are beset by war or natural disaster and who could face harm should they return. The senators argued that Syrians in the U.S. are in just that kind of predicament, as Syrian...
  • (Texas) Illegal immigrant campaigns for A&M student body president

    02/29/2012 4:04:01 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    KENS / KHOU ^ | February 29, 2012 | Kevin Reece
    HOUSTON — In the final hours before the vote at Texas A&M for student body president, Jose Luis Zelaya shook a few more hands, asked for few more votes, and proudly explained to those who inquired why he can be an Aggie and an illegal immigrant. Zelaya, 24, is a graduate education student in College Station. He came to the U.S. from Honduras with his mom when he was 14, graduated from Langham Creek High School in Houston and dreamed of being an Aggie from the first day his mom found an “Aggie Mom” t-shirt when, homeless, she stayed at...
  • What to do about Honduras

    02/11/2012 7:57:07 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies · 1+ views
    InterAmerican Security Watch ^ | February 7th, 2012 | José Cárdenas
    “Our homeland is bleeding painfully,” is how Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez put it recently at a religious event whose audience included Honduran President Porfirio Lobo. Indeed, Honduras is spiraling into an ungovernable and unstable situation due to the increased operations of international drug syndicates and their local gang proxies within its territory. Last October, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Honduras, a nation of 7.6 million, now has the highest homicide rate in the world. Honduras is a victim of what counter-narcotics experts refer to as the “balloon effect,” where heavy pressures on traffickers in Colombia...
  • Monroe stabbing suspect found in Honduras

    02/10/2012 10:27:30 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Times Herald-record Middletown, NY ^ | 2/10/12 | Chris McKenna
    MONROE - Village police said Thursday that they plan to seek extradition of a 29-year-old illegal immigrant who stabbed his 23-year-old cousin in Monroe last weekend and then fled to Honduras. The victim is recovering at Westchester Medical Center in Valhahlla after being stabbed once in the back early Saturday morning in the Hillside Trailer Park off Route 17M, Detective James Frankild said. Police say the knife thrust punctured multiple organs. With help from federal immigration agents, investigators tracked the suspect to a flight to his native Honduras, where he was met by State Department officials and Honduran police when...
  • Honduras: Nicaraguan activist died near border

    01/14/2012 8:43:26 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 4 replies
    The Seatel Times ^ | 1-13-2012 | AP
    Prosecutors in Honduras say a decomposed, bullet-riddled body found near the border with Nicaragua has been identified as the purported leader of a shadowy Nicaraguan resistance group.
  • Honduras to Open New U.S.-Funded Naval Base

    12/12/2011 9:27:36 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    World Politics Review ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | the Editors
    Honduras will inaugurate a new naval base on Guanaja Island next month. The base, which was financed by the U.S., will be used to support joint U.S.-Honduras counternarcotics efforts.
  • Honduras: José Alfredo Landaverde silencing (murdered)

    12/11/2011 9:21:04 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    La Prensa ^ | December 8, 2011 1230 AM | none stated
    The wife survived the attack in which gunmen killed the former adviser of Security. His voice was drowned to death. Organized crime and the police will rest from the constant criticism that made them the secretariat adviser of Security, José Alfredo Landaverde, foully murdered yesterday. The professional engineering had become an auditor of the actions of the institutions in charge of national security. Yesterday he went with his wife Hilda Caldera when he was attacked by two gunmen who were driving a motorcycle. The unfortunate occurrence which caused the Honduran population repudiation occurred at about ten o'clock on the Boulevard...
  • "Newt Gingrich Will Not Expel The Hispanics" (TRANSLATION): El Heraldo, Honduras

    11/24/2011 12:16:51 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 62 replies
    El Heraldo (Honduras) Translated to English ^ | 24 November 2011 | El Heraldo staff
    Washington, United States The Republican candidates differ on their ideologies in various foreign policy issues in the second Republican presidential debate. Newt Gingrich, who more recently has emerged to the top of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, said that during his government did not expel immigrants without legal permission but already have a life founded in the United States. The applicant added that the Republicans can not say that his party is in favor of the family when separating parents from their children who were born in the country and have citizenship. Gingrich, also supported the antiterrorism law...
  • Man admits killing woman at Albion Wal-Mart

    10/31/2011 8:29:39 PM PDT · by seton89 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    WIVB.COM ^ | 31 Oct 2011 | George Richert
    24-year-old Luis Flamenco, an illegal Honduran national, is in the Orleans County Jail after admitting to stabbing 45-yearold Kathleen Byham. Police say Byham resisted Flamenco, and he stabbed her over and over again. She was rushed to the Medina Memorial Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
  • Simultaneous raids in northern Honduras (is Mr. Lobo serious about controlling Drugs?)

    10/24/2011 6:07:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    El Heraldo ^ | 10/24/11 | redaccion
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras A series of simultaneous raids were conducted on Monday in different parts of Honduras by members of the Public Prosecutor elements, Directorate for Combating Drug Trafficking, the Army and National Police. This is the first action that is made ​​pursuant to the Act Deprivation of assets of illicit origin , in force since July 2010 and applies through the creation of the post of judge with national jurisdiction. The raid was carried out operating in La Ceiba, Roatan and San Pedro Sula, towns where the nine homes that were deprived by the authorities. Also checks should be made...
  • My ripples will continue (Facebook censored Honduran crime reporting)

    10/23/2011 6:25:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    La Gringa Blogicito ^ | October 22, 2011 | La Gringa
    How does an 'activist' blogger know when she's doing a good job? When people try to stop her or intimidate her. censorship Reporters without Borders (RWOB) ranks Honduras as 143rd of 178 countries in their 2010 Press Freedom Ranking. While RWOB often sites government intimidation, many journalists and bloggers freely admit to self-censorship for various reasons, including personal safety, job security, business or organizational interests, and others. I use the pseudonym 'La Gringa' for obvious reasons — and note that this is very different from an anonymous poster who could be one of millions of anonymous posters. 'La Gringa' is...
  • Security measures, Honduran style (Crime Part II)

    10/19/2011 8:42:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    La Griga's Blogicito ^ | October 18, 2011 | La Gringa
    Several months ago a well-respected pastor was senselessly murdered in San Pedro. Initially it was reported that he was killed while walking his dogs by thieves who wanted his two Schnauzers, which reportedly have a value in Honduras of about US $500 each. Later it was reported by a witness that he was killed merely for his cell phone. Honduras President Pepe Lobo's first anniversaryThat murder seemed to be the straw that broke the camel's back — for a few moments in time anyway. Thousands came out a week later in a silent protest to demand that something be done...
  • The Airport Shootings: A Wake-Up Call (Honduras)

    10/16/2011 9:16:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Honduras Weekly ^ | Sunday, 16 October 2011 | none stated
    News of the shootings at Ramón Villeda Morales international airport in San Pedro Sula on Friday evening has now begun to be splattered across the pages of newspapers around the world and broadcast via television and radio. The story has been picked up by the AFP, AP, EFE and UPI news wire services and reported by CNN International. Consequently, it has already been written up in newspapers such as The Washington Post, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, The Kansas City Star, and Newsday. The headlines read... "6 Killed, 3 Wounded in Honduras Airport Shooting" and "Gunmen Kill 6, Wound 3 in...
  • U.S. asked to help Honduras to create a police investigation

    10/07/2011 4:10:09 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28/09/2011 | By Agencia EFE (Reuters)
    The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, asked for U.S. help to create an independent police investigation to strengthen the efforts of his government in the fight against organized crime.
  • Let Down By Lobo: The Honduran leader has been a major disappointment(Lobo in White Hut Oct. 5)

    10/05/2011 8:48:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    InterAmerican Security Watch (article from the Weekly Standard) ^ | Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 | JAIME DAREMBLUM
    When Honduran leader Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo visits the White House today, it will be a watershed moment in the Central American country’s diplomatic rehabilitation. More than two years have passed since Honduran authorities removed Manuel Zelaya from the presidency to block his unconstitutional, autocratic power grab. Five months after Zelaya’s ouster, Honduras held a democratic national election, and Lobo, a member of the conservative National Party, won with over 56 percent of the vote. Yet it was not until this past June that Honduras was formally readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS), which had suspended the country following...
  • My Honduras (cultural nationalism?)

    10/02/2011 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Camino Democrático (Democratic Road) ^ | Saturday October 1, 2011 | Federico Alvarez
    My Honduras (cultural nationalism?) The Hondurans are proud to be and with legitimate reason. We clear our belonging to this geographical area, we are fully identified with the culture of the country that has been forged over many years: a way of being, a manner of speaking, a set of social attitudes, a kind of food . And we interact closely with anything that symbolizes the motherland. What seems very clear that we have is that this country is ours. We seldom think that Honduras is mine. That feeling compelling, so we have not developed. I think at this critical...