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WORLD
June 26, 2009 | Associated Press
The Honduran president said Thursday that he would ignore a high court ruling ordering him to reinstate the military chief he had fired, escalating a showdown that has threatened the leftist leader's hold on power. President Manuel Zelaya's plan to hold a referendum Sunday on changing the constitution has pitted him against the country's top courts, the attorney general, military leaders and even his own party, all of whom say the vote is illegal.
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SPORTS
October 15, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
There are two names on the lips of every Honduran soccer fan today -- Carlos Pavon and Jonathan Bornstein. Pavon, briefly a Galaxy forward, scored the vital goal Wednesday night that earned Honduras a 1-0 victory over El Salvador in San Salvador. Bornstein, the Chivas USA defender, scored an even more telling goal, heading home the ball with only seconds to play to give the U.S. a 2-2 tie with Costa Rica at RFK Stadium in Washington. The combined results meant that Honduras qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa while Costa Rica was consigned to a playoff against Uruguay, which lost at home, 1-0, to Argentina.
NEWS
February 20, 1985 | From Reuters
Vice President George Bush will visit Brazil, Grenada and Honduras after returning from a visit to famine-stricken countries in Africa next month, the White House said today. It said Bush will visit Grenada, where a U.S.-led invasion in 1983 toppled a Marxist regime, on March 14 and go on to Brazil the next day to attend the inauguration of Tancredo Neves as president. On March 16, Bush will visit Honduras.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1988
On March 17 Reagan would have been better advised to give serious thought to the consequences of having sent troops to Honduras than to kicking up his heels and downing a beer in a St. Patrick's Day festivity at a pub (Part I, March 18). RAE DIBBLE Montebello
NEWS
May 18, 2012 | By Sandra Hernandez
The controversy surrounding a May 11 predawn anti-drug operation in Honduras that left four people dead is growing. And so are question about the role of American forces in that firefight. U.S. counter-narcotics efforts in Honduras now include special U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the New York Times has reported. The DEA's role in the May 11 operation has come under scrutiny after differing accounts emerged in recent days. American and Honduran officials have said DEA agents were aboard a helicopter that was pursuing a canoe carrying drug traffickers.
OPINION
June 13, 2011
A harsher Honduras Re "Fixing Honduras," Opinion, June 7 Noah Feldman, David Landau and Brian Sheppard speak of the relative calm during the last two years in Honduras. Last March, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights expressed concern about "the disproportionate use of force to quell public demonstrations against the policies of the current government, the lack of an independent judiciary and the situation of human rights defenders. " Nonviolent protests are often met by excessive police force.
WORLD
September 6, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's political future at home is uncertain ahead of parliamentary elections. But in Honduras, his image is really worth something. The government of Honduras will issue commemorative coins bearing an image of Koizumi to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Japan's Foreign Ministry said. The 1.
NEWS
January 10, 1986 | United Press International
Vice President George Bush will lead the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of Honduran President Jose Azconda on Jan. 27, the White House said Thursday.
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