The police reform process has been moving slowly to the frustration of both Hondurans and US officials, a guest blogger writes.
Gangs in Honduras have less centralized leadership than in El Salvador, and some say the truce won't succeed. But many analysts doubted the potential of the Salvadoran truce, which has now lasted more than a year.
José 'Pepe' Palacios is a leading LGBT activist in Honduras who says the 2009 ousting of President Zelaya was a major impetus for the LGBT community to organize for change.
Honduras is broke, writes a guest blogger, and despite a recent credit downgrade it is now trying to privately place over $750 million in bonds.
Attributed, in part, to an evolution away from hardline 'iron fist' policy approaches to crime and violence, El Salvador and Guatemala saw homicides fall in 2012 from record highs.
Ecuador, Paraguay, and Honduras have each had at least one irregular power transition in the past decade. Given their histories, finishing a term may be more meaningful than democratic elections.
The Honduran Congress ordered the removal of four Supreme Court judges who ruled a police vetting law unconstitutional. The constitutionality of whether Congress can do this is at question.
A branch of the Honduran Supreme Court deemed the law unconstitutional because it removes police officers' rights to due process. Next, the entire Supreme Court must convene to issue an opinion.
A first-of-its-kind study quantifies the intergenerational price tag of domestic violence. In a region of emerging economies, where GDP growth is paramount to success, could this motivate policymakers?
Honduras warns that some criminal groups have claimed to be affiliated with feared 'mara' gangs in order to intimidate their victims. There are reports of similar 'cartel impersonators' in Mexico, too.
For years El Salvador battled gangs with prison sentences and an iron fist. But a gang truce brokered in March has lasted longer than anyone expected, with homicide rates plummeting.
In Honduras, citizens are allowed up to five personal firearms. Its lax laws contribute to high murder rates and make it a source for the region's arms traffickers.
Alleged ties between the Honduran police chief and death squads of a decade ago have led the US to withhold some funds.
Nets installed at a Honduran cathedral to keep pigeons from roosting on the historic structure were met by calls of animal cruelty. Now an environmental group suggests using contraceptive feed.
The DEA shot an alleged drug runner in Honduras – the second since June – but if you rely on Honduran media, you may not have known that, writes a guest blogger.
Media outlets and think tanks like rankings because they inspire debate, but ranking failed states based on perceived failings is irresponsible, writes a guest blogger.
The EU-Latin America summit opened in Madrid today without Venezuela's Hugo Chávez, who is protesting the attendance of Honduras President Porfirio Lobo. Mr. Lobo was elected following the controversial ouster of Manuel Zelaya.
The turmoil surrounding Honduras President Manuel Zelaya’s ouster has mostly died down. Now the Central American Parliament is debating if he or the interim president should fill Honduras’s seat on the regional body.
In Guatemala Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton moved to restore aid to Honduras six months after it was cut in response to the country's refusal to reinstate ousted former president Manuel Zelaya.
As the Rio Summit came to a close Tuesday night, Latin America leaders announced that they would start a new regional bloc that excludes the US and Canada.
Top military officers in Honduras are being charge with “abuse of power” in the expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya June 28. If the Supreme Court takes the case, it would be the first legal action against the armed forces since Mr. Zelaya’s ouster. Will it resolve the political crisis?