May 18, 2012 |
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.
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March 23, 1988
I wonder how many tons of supplies the GIs landing in Honduras will "leave behind" when they come home from their "exercise." MICHAEL DAVIDSON Studio City
November 30, 2009 |
Reporting from Mexico City and Tegucigalpa, Honduras -- Hondurans voted Sunday for a new president, many hoping that despite the questions surrounding the election they could restore legitimacy to their national government five months after a military-backed coup ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Official results late Sunday gave an insurmountable lead to Porfirio Lobo, a wealthy businessman from Honduras' political elite and candidate of the conservative National Party. His closest opponent conceded defeat.
June 26, 2009 |
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.
October 15, 2009 |
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.
September 4, 2009 |
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton terminated more than $30 million in aid to Honduras on Thursday in an effort to increase pressure on the country's de facto government to restore democratic rule after a coup in June. The State Department, which had earlier suspended the aid, said it could cut off as much as $200 million more unless ousted President Manuel Zelaya and his democratically elected government are reinstated. State Department officials said they also might not recognize the presidential election that the interim government has scheduled for November.
February 20, 1985 |
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.
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.