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WORLD
December 21, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Miguel Facusse has his share of enemies. Even his friends acknowledge that the man who may be the most powerful person in Honduras is no angel. Around his neck, he wears gold medallions of Jesus and the Virgin Mary; on his desk, he usually keeps a pistol - although he tells a reporter in a rare interview, "I removed it so you wouldn't see it. " The 89-year-old businessman travels this capital city in an armored SUV followed by bodyguards in a chase car and crisscrosses the country in his King Air turboprop, swooping down in other Central American nations where he also has businesses.
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WORLD
November 30, 2009 | By Alex Renderos and Tracy Wilkinson
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.
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.
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
WORLD
September 4, 2009 | Paul Richter
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.
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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