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Amid scandal, U.S. lawmakers oppose funding Honduran government

A group of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called for the suspension of projected U.S. aid to Honduran police.

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Corruption scandals roil Guatemala and Honduras

Massive corruption scandals in two key allies of the U.S. in Central America are producing large demonstrations calling for the resignations of their presidents.

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Honduras and Paraguay coups raise questions about Venezuela

So far the U.S. has held back in regard to Venezuela, though it applauds destabilization there.

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U.S. military intervenes in Latin America, Marines going to Honduras

The official version of their mission is to carry out "training for forces in the region, humanitarian assistance missions, and anti-drug operations."

Honduras’ Libre Party says election was stolen

The TSE named right-wing National Party candidate Juan Hernandez as winner and a large Libre Party march through Tegucigalpa was protesting election fraud.

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Right-wing candidate declared winner in Honduras vote

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal gave 774,757 votes to National Party presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez and 623, 080 votes to Libre party candidate Xiomara Castro de Zelaya.

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Landmark presidential election approaches in Honduras

The upcoming elections "will test whether Latin America's transition to democracy and social justice will be permitted to advance."

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U.S. influence figures in Honduran presidential race

Honduras chooses a president on November 24, and Xiomara Castro, candidate of the new Liberty and Refoundation Party (Libre) is running. Three U.S. congresspersons have some election advice for Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Will the left return to power in Honduras?

Amid declining living standards and a terrible security situation, Hondurans go to the polls on Nov. 24 to elect a new president, national legislature, and local officials.

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"The Beast" claims six fatalities in Mexico train disaster

The train was one of several Mexican and Central American immigrants call "la Bestia"  --  "the beast." It goes from Southern Mexico northward to Mexico's Northern border with the United States.

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