Former US Ambassador to Honduras Emphasizes Need for Career Ambassador in Tegucigalpa

Posted by Editor
19/02/2019
Posted in Honduras

Contributing to The Hill, former US Ambassador to Honduras James D. Nealon expresses his concern regarding Marco Rubio’s apparently successful “block” of Francisco ‘Paco’ Palmieri’s ascent to the role. This matters. President Trump rails against caravans of Honduran migrants whom he believes represent an existential threat to our security.  He has deployed the U.S. military to the …

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Persistent Drought, Caused By Climate Change, Is Yet Another Migration Driver For Central Americans

Posted by Editor
07/02/2019
Posted in Guatemala, Honduras

Insecurity is the primary factor within the decision making process for the thousands of Central Americans weighing the decision to leave their home countries for Mexico, the United States or elsewhere. However, ‘insecurity’ is often construed in popular American media coverage to be in reference to drug-trafficking, violence and other rampant crime. What’s often left …

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Senator Rubio Once Again Makes His Mark on Latin America Policy

Posted by Editor
06/02/2019
Posted in Honduras, USA

After successfully blocking the appointment of career-diplomat Francisco “Paco” Palmieri as Ambassador to Honduras, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida is making his stranglehold over US foreign policy in Latin America increasingly evident. The move opens the door for a political appointee to serve as ambassador to a nation that has emerged as a centerpiece of …

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US Government Denies Visas to Honduran Legislators Implicated in Corruption Scandal

Posted by Editor
04/02/2019
Posted in Honduras, USA

Several Spanish-language news media outlets are reporting that several former and current Honduran legislators who’ve been accused of embezzlement of public funds from a sham-NGO have had their US Visas denied. According to reporting from Televicentro Aldo Santos, a legal scholar, referred to the decision as a “moral sanction”. This is the most recent development in …

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Shipment of Honduran Coffee Contaminated With 644K of Cocaine

Posted by Editor
30/01/2019
Posted in Honduras

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities say they have seized 644 kilograms (1,420 pounds) of cocaine hidden in bags of Honduran coffee, one of the largest drug hauls in Italy in recent years. In a joint statement Wednesday, Italian financial police and the customs agency said the drugs seized Jan. 15 at the port of Livorno …

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