Strikers Caused Road Delays

Strikers Caused Road Delays

Thousands of Honduran workers marched Wednesday in major Honduras cities to demand an increase in the minimum wage and show solidarity with teachers who want the government to pay more than $200 million in contributions to a pension and benefits fund, past-due from the government of Manual Zelaya. The minimum wage, currently 5,500 lempiras ($290) […]

Death of Mark Goldstein

Mark Goldstein and Marjorie Alexandra Gonzales had been engaged to marry for a year and a half, but they were ultimately united by fate in the airplane crash that took their lives yesterday. The night before the fatal accident, the two had celebrated with Mark’s mother Alice, his sisters Lori Jan and Deana, his sons, […]

Destructive Protests Continue

Thousands of protesters calling for the return of deposed President Manuel Zelaya clashed with police Wednesday for the second day in a row, but Honduras’ de facto government showed no willingness to allow Zelaya to return. Youths with bandannas covering their faces threw rocks at police outside Honduras’ congressional building. The police, protecting themselves with […]

Letter to Obama from AAFA

American Apparel & Footwear Association joined six other trade groups in a joint letter (given below) to President Barack Obama regarding the current political situation in Honduras, a US/CAFTA-DR partner. “Honduras is the third largest market for U.S. textile mill products (U.S. exports were $1.4 billion in 2008), the fourth largest supplier of apparel to […]

Deal Reached Over Bathroom Use

Joao Correa, 43, will face no charges in the March 28 episode aboard a Delta Air Lines flight from Honduras to Atlanta if he successfully completes a “three-month pretrial diversion program”, attorney Natasha Silas said. The businessman says he ate something bad and desperately needed to use the bathroom about 30 minutes into the flight, […]