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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1988
One cannot help but marvel over the timing: Indictments finally handed down against those involved under the Reagan-Bush Administration (and its extenuating "arms" and "circumstances") and a few hours later, an "emergency" airlift of our troops into Honduras! All our poor young men and women. I guess that will teach Congress to take action! BEVERLY SIMONS-MORSE Manhattan Beach
June 4, 1987 |
A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, on a tie vote, cleared the way today for President Reagan to sell a dozen advanced F-5 jet fighters and trainers to Honduras. Members of the Western Hemisphere subcommittee voted 6 to 6 on a resolution to block the sale, meaning that Honduras will be able to receive the 10 F-5E fighters and two F-5F trainers it sought as part of a $75-million U.S. aid package. The resolution barring the sale needed a majority vote to pass.
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.
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.
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.