April 22, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Carasik of the Western New England School of Law says that the US must restrict aid to the Honduran government, so long as human rights abuses continue ...Honduras is plagued by the world's highest homicide rate. This has been widely reported for the past two years, ...[read more]
February 26, 2013
by Dan Taglioli
A group of UN independent experts on Monday urged the government of Honduras to increase its oversight of the 706 registered and numerous unregistered private security companies operating in the country. The Working Group on the use of mercenaries, recently returned from a five-day mission to ...[read more]
January 24, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Honduras National Congress on Tuesday approved constitutional reforms to set up an impeachment process. The amendments follow a 2009 coup that removed former president Manuel Zelaya from office. There would be two steps in the new impeachment process. First, the House Special Committee would ...[read more]
December 19, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Honduran National Congress on Tuesday approved controversial amendments to the police law designed to eliminate corruption. Approval came after the congress voted to dismiss four justices of the country's Supreme Court last week after the justices ruled that the police reform bill supported by ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Honduran National Congress on Wednesday voted to dismiss four justices of the country's Supreme Court for alleged abuse of their position. The dismissal of the judges came after the justices ruled last week that a police reform bill supported by the congress and President Porfirio Lobo was ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged the government of Honduras to take measures to address the violence against human rights defenders. The call came amid two recent killings of lawyers working on human rights cases in the country. The lawyer who worked for ...[read more]
April 27, 2012
by Cody Harding
On April 27, 2011, former Costa Rican president Miguel Angel Rodriguez was found guilty of corruption charges and sentenced to five years in prison. While president, Rodriguez accepted more than $800,000 in bribes from global telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent in exchange for a deal with ...[read more]
February 16, 2012
by Jamie Reese
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday called for the reduction of overcrowding to improve poor prison conditions in Latin America following a prison fire in Honduras. The fire occurred this past Tuesday and killed more than 300 inmates while injuring dozens more. According to HRW, Honduras ...[read more]
December 27, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 27, 2010, global telecommunications organizationAlcatel-Lucent agreed to paymore than $137 million to resolve investigations into its sales practices by theDepartment of Justice(DOJ) andthe Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC). The DOJ filed charges in the US District Cour... ...[read more]
October 7, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
Homicide rates in Central American countries, including El Salvador and Honduras, are reaching a "crisis point," according to a Thursday UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report detailing global rates of homicide. The report found that young men in Central and Southern America, Central and ...[read more]

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