Honduras

República de Honduras

How America Started the Border Crisis

Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast

Central America's Apology Tour

Michael Shifter, Politico Magazine

Last year, Honduras enacted constitutional reforms, which won overwhelming support from all parties in its parliament, that would allow semi-autonomous zones with distinct legal, e...(full article)

The kids fleeing to our southern border are escaping criminals who learned their deadly trade right here in the U.S. Two aid workers explain the roots of Central America’s de...(full article)

As the U.S. Congress decides what to do about President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion funding request to deal with the recent influx of unaccompanied children from Central Amer...(full article)

It turns out that U.S. intervention has driven traffickers away from the cities and towns of Mexico and deep into the forests of Honduras and Guatemala. There they’ve chopped dow...(full article)

Since 2003, 38 journalists have been killed, with accountability in only two of those cases. Most of the lethal violence has focused on radio and television reporters — journalis...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Drug Traffickers Threaten Central America - Elliott Abrams, Miami H'ld

Thirty years after the Kissinger commission report, democracy and peace in Central America are again at risk. This time the foreign intervention is from immensely wealthy criminal ...

After Election, What Next for Honduras? - The Economist

JUAN ORLANDO HERNÁNDEZ, a right-winger who invokes God’s help to govern Latin America’s most violent country, appeared headed for victory in Honduras’s presidential election...

A Chance to Get Things Right in Honduras - Alexander Main, LA Times

On Nov. 24, new presidential and legislative elections will offer Honduras an opportunity to finally move forward. This time, a score of political parties are participating, includ...

World's Murder Capital Won't Debate Gun Control - Kevin Lees, TNR

Nearly everyone in Honduras blames drug trafficking for the Central American country’s unfortunate distinction of having the world’s highest homicide rate—over 91 per 100,0...

Will Honduras Become a Failed State? - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

So what is Zelaya's agenda? Pretty much the same agenda he had back in 2009. Upon returning to Honduras from exile in May 2011, the ex-president made it clear that he still harbore...

Iran Exporting Terror in U.S.'s Backyard - Matthew Levitt, Foreign Policy

Closer to the United States, Iran not only continues to expand its presence and bilateral relationships with countries like Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, but it also mai...

A Peace Offering for Honduras and El Salvador - Washington Post

Although the Obama administration has kept its distance from the truce deals, the administration has asked for a 20 percent increase in funding next year for its Central American R...

Do Violent Countries Have More Guns? - Alex Berezow, RealClearScience

Perhaps the U.S. should consider modeling its gun laws after some of the other developed nations....

America, Stop Funding Bad Guys in Honduras - Dana Frank, L.A. Times

The Obama administration's escalating military commitment in Honduras only deepens its support for the corrupt and repressive Lobo government. State security forces still enjoy nea...

Latin America Corruption Starts at Top - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Hld

A new study on corruption in Latin America contains some alarming figures -- an average of about 20 percent of the region's people say they have been asked to pay a bribe by a poli...

U.S. Gingerly Grows Central America Role - Fausset & Wilkinson, LA Times

Its checkered history in the violence-racked region leads the U.S. to limit its involvement, which in turn prompts criticism that it's not doing enough....

Our Men in Honduras - Lauren Carasik, Boston Review

On May 11, 2012, in a joint U.S.-Honduras drug enforcement operation gone terribly awry, four Honduran civilians, including two women, a 14-year-old boy and a young man were killed...

America's Wrongheaded Honduras Policy - Dana Frank, Foreign Affairs

The U.S. State Department has deepened its commitment to Lobo, reinforcing his government with an expanded U.S. military presence in Honduras and signing a new security pact last m...

Honduras: Which Side Is U.S. On? - Dana Frank, The Nation

  In some ways, it was just one more bloody episode in a blood-soaked country. In the early hours of the morning on May 11, a group of indigenous people traveling by canoe on a r...

In Honduras, a Mess Made in the U.S. - Dana Frank, New York Times

Why has the State Department thrown itself behind the Lobo administration despite brutal evidence of the regime’s corruption? In part because it has caved in to the Cuban-A...

Honduras Named Murder Capital of the World - Frances Robles, Miami Hld

An unholy alliance of cops, crooks, prisoners and politicians has turned the nation into a shooting gallery....

Fixing Honduras - Noah Feldman, David Landau & Brian Sheppard, LA Times

The crisis that led to President Manuel Zelaya's ouster underscores the importance of strengthening constitutional controls over both the military and the executive....

The Betrayal of Honduras - Jose Cardenas, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press dispatch from Honduras this past weekend opens thus: The return of ousted former President Manuel Zelaya from exile Saturday brings Honduras' nearly two-year p...

Solid Americas Strategy Key for Canada - Campbell Clark, Globe and Mail

Stephen Harper steps onto the world stage this week for the first time as a majority-government Prime Minister, with a four-year mandate that gives him a new opportunity to make go...

New Peril in Central America - Miami Herald

Drug cartels ravaging the region....

Central America Becoming Drug Gang Haven - Tim Johnson, Miami Herald

Drug gangs are beginning to muscle into a new territory: Central America - an action that is likely to cost U.S. taxpayers....

Obama Must Prioritize Central America - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami H'ld

Obama's expected announcement of new aid to help Central America combat criminal organizations will be a welcome development, but it will be a Band-Aid approach that won't do much ...

Yes, There Was a Coup in Honduras - John Perry, LRB Blog

One of the more interesting cables to have been wikileaked so far is the United States’ official assessment of the overthrow of the president of Honduras on 28 June 2009, and...

Latin America's Militarism Problem - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

There is a new threat to Latin America's democracies -- one that has drawn too little attention: the growing political partisanship of the region's armed forces....

Latin America's Obsession with the Past - A. Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

Without forgetting their past, Latin American countries should look more to the future. Instead of spending so much time on their fallen independence heroes. ...

Mexican Drug Cartels Move on Central America - Miroff & Booth, WaPo

Drug cartel violence in Mexico is quickly spilling south into Central America....

Global Military Rule 2.0 - Kurlantzick & Leighton, Boston Globe

Why bother with a coup when there are better ways to take control?...

Obama's Parade of Foreign Policy Failures - David Frum, National Post

Can you name one major foreign policy initiative of the Obama administration that is not mired in horrible failure?...

Address to the Organization of American States - Hillary Clinton

We are here to discuss peace, security, and cooperation, and I commend our hosts for setting an agenda that does speak to our shared vision. We do share the goals of expanding soci...

Who Is Killing Honduran Journalists? - Tim Padgett, Time

Manzanares is a close aide to the publisher of one of Honduras' leading newspapers - making him the eighth journalism-related target attacked in almost as many weeks in that count...

U.S. vs. Honduras Democracy - Mary Anastasia O'Grady, Wall St. Journal

The image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wielding what resembled an oversized mallet while leading a mob of congressmen across Capitol Hill on the day of the health-care vote is the...

Hillary Clinton's Latin American Follies - Mark Weisbrot, The Guardian

Hillary Clinton's Latin America tour is turning out to be about as successful as George W Bush's visit in 2005, when he ended up leaving Argentina a day ahead of schedule just to g...

Latin America Doesn't Care What the U.S. Thinks - Michael Shifter, FP

As Hillary Clinton travels through Latin America this week, the U.S. secretary of state will find it profoundly transformed from the relatively serene and accommodating region she ...

New Kind of Diplomacy in Americas - Federico Delgado, RealClearWorld

The end of the political crisis in Honduras went practically unnoticed: after becoming magnified in the world stage last year, the tense events of that small nation pretty much fiz...

Honduras and American Hegemony - James Kirchick, World Affairs Journal

One of the more remarkable international stories of the past year has been the fate of Honduras. Somehow this tiny, plucky, and extremely poor Central American country managed to o...

Latin America Makes a Right Turn - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

Until recently, the political climate in Latin America seemed to be shifting to the left, with the election of left-wing presidents, including some radical populists in Bolivia (20...

Obama's Neglect of Latin America - Jorge Castenada, The New Republic

The ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has provided Latin America with a revelatory moment. Beginning with the Monroe Doctrine--and extending through countless invasions, o...

Obama's Latin American Policy Looks Like Bush's - Tim Padgett, Time

After months of delay, Arturo Valenzuela was finally confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs last month. But for a job with such a long title, he m...

'Nowhere to Hide' in Zelaya's World - Frances Robles, Miami Herald

For 74 days now, toppled Honduran President Manuel ``Mel'' Zelaya has slept in the library of the Brazilian embassy, where soldiers outside harassed their former commander-in-chief...

Honduras Elections May Set Coup Precedent - Ioan Grillo, Global Post

Amid a bouncing rhythm, the blue-shirted militants of the Honduran National Party jumped in celebration at their candidate's presidential victory and chanted the name of their coun...

In Elections, Honduras Defeats Chavez - Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ

Unless something monumental happens in the Western Hemisphere in the next 31 days, the big regional story for 2009 will be how tiny Honduras managed to beat back the colonial aspir...

Losing Nicaragua - Hudson Institute

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 co...

Future of Honduras Hangs in the Balance - Frances Robles, Miami Herald

Bombs go off nearly every night in the capital here, sending a distinct warning to all who hear the loud booms: Vote at your own risk. Hondurans take to the polls Sunday to choos...

Betraying the Honduran People - James Burgess, New Statesman

The crisis in Honduras reaches another landmark this weekend, with the country's presidential elections scheduled for Sunday. Far from providing a solution to the impasse, these el...

Critics Dismiss Honduras Vote Prematurely - Frances Robles, Miami Herald

While unemployment and crime are high and schools are at a standstill, Hondurans' focus when they go to the polls Sunday will be on settling a crippling political crisis that has c...

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