September 10, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Southern of Florida ruled Friday that a suit against the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) over the agency's failure to report Allen Stanford and his Ponzi scheme may proceed. The suit alleges that the SEC had identified that Stanford was ...[read more]
October 6, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On October 6, 2009, Roberto Micheletti, the head of the Honduran interim government, convened his council of ministers to repeal an executive decree that had suspended several constitutional rights. After the decree, two media outlets were closed by the Honduran government under allegations that ...[read more]
July 8, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Honduran Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Thursday released their final report on the June 2009 coup that removed Manuel Zelaya from power, declaring the coup unconstitutional, but stating that Zelaya was culpable when he ignored orders of the Supreme Court. The Commission, while ...[read more]
May 23, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya signed an agreement Sunday allowing his return to the country after nearly two years in exile. The agreement, brokered by the Venezuelan and Colombian governments, was signed in Cartagena, Colombia, by Zelaya and current President Porfirio Lobo. The move ...[read more]
May 3, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
A Honduran court on Monday dismissed the two remaining charges of conspiracy against former president Manuel Zelaya, allowing him to return to the country. The ruling could lead to Honduras being readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS), which expelled the country after the 2009 ...[read more]
January 6, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 6, 2010, Honduran prosecutors filed charges against three military chiefs in connection with the ouster of former president Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. The attorney general's office filed abuse of power charges in the Honduran Supreme Court against armed forces commander Romeo Vasquez ...[read more]
November 25, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 25, 2009, the Honduran Supreme Court ruled that ousted former president Manuel Zelaya could not legally return to office. Under the so-called Tegucigalpa/San Jose accord, Zelaya, who was removed from office in a military coup earlier that year, would have been able to return to office ...[read more]
July 24, 2010
by Zach Zagger
A Honduran judge on Friday dropped two abuse of power charges against ousted leader Manuel Zelaya. Judge Humberto Palacios dismissed the charges because of the amnesty granted to those involved in Zelaya's removal by the Honduran congress in January. Zelaya still faces other charges including ...[read more]
June 28, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday accused the Honduran government of failing to address human rights violations stemming from the June 2009 coup that removed Manuel Zelaya from power. AI contends that hundreds of people opposed to the coup have been beaten and detained since the coup. The group ...[read more]
May 20, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced Wednesday that Honduras has dropped proceedings against Brazil relating to the June 2009 coup in Honduras. The Honduran interim government began the proceedings last October in response to the sheltering of former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya ...[read more]

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