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  • 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 · 35 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 · 16 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:
    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 ^ | 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...