Amnesty Granted by New Congress

The National Congress approved late last night the granting of general amnesty for some of those who may have committed political crimes relating to the events of June 28, 2009. Lobo Sosa announced this decree to the international community today to display Honduras’ support for peace, unity, reconciliation, and forgiveness. The amnesty decree passed allegedly […]

Head of Congress Announced

Congressman Juan Orlando Hernandez will be the new Leader of Congress. Juan Orlando Hernandez was born in Gracias, Lempira. He is a lawyer and notary who studied law at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH). His studies were related to legislative work, and he worked as a clerk in the Secretary of State’ office. […]

Congress to Discuss Amnesty

The National Congress will meet today to discuss the general amnesty bill that seeks to end the political crisis and initiate a national reconciliation process. Members of a special committee addressing the issue announced that the project will be presented to Congress members at a meeting this afternoon, and probably be referred to an opinion […]

Valenzuela Comments on Honduras

“We’re disappointed by this decision since the United States had hoped the Congress would have approved his return,” so said Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Arturo Valenzuela. “The United States will continue to work with Honduran and international partners to help fulfill our overarching goal of supporting the restoration of democratic and […]