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Little change in Honduras prison where 362 died

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In this Jan. 24, 2013, inmates who survived the prison fire a year ago stand inside the new collective cell built for inmates at the prison in Comayagua, Honduras. A year after one of the century's worst prison fires killed more than 350 people, the investigation remains open and prosecutors have filed no charges. The burned cells and electrical system are still being repaired. Even the inmate who was the hero of the fire, finding keys and freeing hundreds of men, was never pardoned as President Porfirio Lobo had promised. AP/Alberto Arce

On the 14th day of each month, Jesus Garcia joins other relatives to hoist a cardboard coffin and carry it in a macabre procession down a road to the prison where two cousins died with 360 other inmates in the worst prison fire in at least a century.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Honduras leader regrets embassy orgy

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo  AFP

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said Monday that a pre-Christmas party at the country’s embassy in Colombia that included prostitutes was a “sad incident.”

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Honduras ambassador resigns after alleged embassy orgy

Tegucigalpa,-Colombia

The Honduran ambassador to Colombia was forced to resign Saturday after his bodyguard reportedly held a Christmas party with prostitutes at the mission, the foreign ministry in Tegucigalpa said.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US agents on deadly Honduran military operation

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed Wednesday that some of its agents were aboard a U.S.-owned helicopter with Honduran police who opened fire on a small boat on a Honduran river, and a local official said two men and two pregnant women were killed.

Posted: May 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Seven killed in pool hall massacre in Honduran port city

Seven people were killed Sunday night in the Honduran Caribbean port city of La Ceiba when gunmen burst into a pool hall and opened fire with high-caliber weapons, police said.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

As many as 356 killed in Honduras prison fire

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Soldiers run during clashes with the relatives of inmates after a deadly prison fire in Comayagua, Honduras, 90 miles (140 kilometers) north of the capital, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, early Wednesday Feb. 15, 2012. As many as 356 inmates were killed, according to authorities.  AP PHOTO/FERNANDO ANTONIO

A fire started by an inmate tore through an aging and severely overcrowded Honduran prison, burning and suffocating inmates in their locked cells and killing as many as 356 people in one of the world’s deadliest prison fires in a century, authorities said Wednesday.

Posted: February 16th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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