Archivos para 14/07/16
Por: Redacción CRITERIO firstname.lastname@example.org Tegucigalpa.- La diputada nacionalista, Lena Karim Gutiérrez, sigue recibiendo sueldo del Congreso Nacional, confirmó el oficial de transparencia de ese poder del Estado, Rolando Arturo Raudales. Miguel Briceño, coordinador del movimiento Honduras Indignados Somos Todos, basado en el derecho que le da la ley, solicitó al Congreso Nacional la información sobre […]
Tegucigalpa – De acuerdo a los datos del Observatorio de la Violencia de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (OV-UNAH), al menos 45 masacres con 176 víctimas se reportan en el país en lo que va de este año.
Alerta 124-16 | Honduras, martes 13 de julio de 2016 El perfil de Mak Arm en la Red Social Facebook, con imágenes de las Fuerzas Armadas y de cursos de entrenamiento de la década de los ochenta, ha sido utilizado para amenazar a muerte a estudiantes de la carrera de Sociología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, contó a C-Libre un miembro del Movimiento Estudiantil Universitario (MEU).
The government of the Republic of Honduras has hired Curley Company to inform U.S. audiences on developments and business opportunities in that Central American nation.
The government of the Republic of Honduras has hired Washington, D.C.-based PR and public affairs agency Curley Company to promote that Central American nation to U.S. audiences.
According to Foreign Agents Registration Act documents filed in July, Curley will shape and distribute communications materials — press release, speeches, fact sheets — designed to inform public officials, legislators and the American public regarding developments in Honduras and how those developments can help further business and political relations between the two countries, and will also identify opportunities for Honduran leaders to communicate with American stakeholders.
The agreement, which will fetch Curley $40,000, covers two months of services, slated to run between June and August.
Curley was founded in 2002 by president and CEO Jennifer Curley, a former Hill aide and Edelman technology VP. Clients have included AARP, Google, Samsung USA, the Anti-Spyware Coalition and the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
The pact was signed by Jorge Alberto Milla Reyes, Honduras’ Ambassador in Washington.
Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, met with President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras.
oday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, met with President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras to discuss economic and human rights conditions in the country and the fight against government corruption. Photos of today’s meeting are available here.
“It was great to sit down with President Hernández to discuss the issues mutually important to our nations,”Kaine said. “I appreciate the efforts of the Honduran government to improve its economic climate, hold accountable those responsible for human rights abuses, and work to weed out corruption and promote the rule of law. We talked in particular about the recent murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres and the ongoing effort to bring the perpetrators of this horrible crime to justice. I believe in the tremendous potential of our hemisphere and our shared future and security. As our partners across Central America do their part – especially Honduras, a country for which I have deep personal ties and respect – the U.S. will stand with them to build a peaceful and prosperous neighborhood and region, which is an investment that will benefit all our people.”
President Hernandez emphasized his focus on the execution of the Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle, an initiative between Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala to boost internal security and create economic incentives for people to remain in their own countries and decrease irregular migration to the United States. He noted this includes improving public safety and access to justice, strengthening democratic institutions, and promoting budget transparency and tax collection. President Hernandez also highlighted his government’s efforts to address human rights issues in Honduras and provided updates on the investigation into the recent murders of two prominent environmental activists.
Kaine highlighted the focus on public, private sector, and civil society collaboration as vital to achieving sustainable development and long-term growth. He discussed implementation of the $750 million in FY 2016 funding that Congress appropriated for Central America and the importance of continuing robust, long-term investments in Northern Triangle countries.
Kaine recently co-sponsored the Secure the Northern Triangle Act to establish a coordinated regional response in the face of the endemic violence and humanitarian crisis driving women, children and families to flee their homes for the United Sates. Kaine last met with President Hernandez in January 2016 during his visit to Washington to sign an agreement with the Organization of American States to establish the Mission of Cooperation to Fight Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH).
Por: Redacción CRITERIO email@example.com Marcala. La Paz. El Ministerio Público, a través de la Fiscalía Especial de Delitos Contra la Vida (FEDCV) y la Agencia Técnica de Investigación Criminal (ATIC), ejecutó hoy la Operación “Marcala” y en la misma efectuó la captura de tres personas a quienes se les supone responsables del asesinato de la […]
Honduran Security Minister Julián Pacheco says the country’s drug trafficking groups have begun a process of reorganization following recent arrests and extraditions of powerful underworld players, mirroring a pattern observed in other countries across the region.
n an interview with La Prensa, the minister said the 2014 capture and extradition to the United States of top members of the Valle Valle family, along with the 2015 surrender of the alleged leader of the Cachiros group, set in motion a realignment of Honduras‘ criminal landscape and its relationship to the legal world.
“The capture of the Cachiros and the Valles was a blow that hit the country’s economy, agriculture, banking and institutions like the National Police,” Pacheco said. “It was a crushing blow, but as drug trafficking is a profitable business, they are seeking to rebuild the structures anew. They are rehabilitating themselves.”
At the same time, Pacheco indicated that the Honduran security forces are prepared for this development.
“We can confront, deter and capture,” he said. “Three or four years ago, we couldn’t confront, deter, or capture. The state is stronger [now].”
Pacheco also discussed ongoing efforts aimed at combatting corruption within the police force, including the recent extradition to the United States of several officers accused of involvement in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy with the son of a former Honduran president.
Pacheco said the extradition of the officers validated the work of a special police reform commission established earlier this year, which he heads.
“That the United States asked to extradite these six police is an accolade for the commission,” the security minister said. “It is tacit support, because the six were questioned through reports from the police and from other agencies that have been supporting us. That tells us that it was justified that these officials left the police.”
At the time the United States announced charges against the officers, only one of them had been removed from the force. After the US announcement, the commission quickly moved to fire the remaining suspects.
Five of the six Honduran National Police officers indicted by the US government for cocaine trafficking in a scheme involving the son of an ex-president have turned themselves in and been extradited to the United States for trial.
Por: Redacción CRITERIO firstname.lastname@example.org Tegucigalpa.- Lasoficinas donde funciona el equipo operativo del Movimiento Amplio por la Dignidad y la Justicia (MADJ) en la ciudad de San Pedro Sula, fue objeto de un robo selectivo, este día, miércoles 13 de julio de 2016. Un solo delincuente ingresó e hizo una apropiación selectiva de objetos dentro de […]