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World Oct 30Honduras’ Rivals Resolve Leadership Dispute
Representatives of deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and his rival, interim President Roberto Micheletti, signed an agreement late Thursday that could lead toward reinstating Zelaya four months after he was forcibly removed by the military.
World Oct 20Reporter’s Notebook: Opponents View Zelaya as Polarizing Figure
Marcelo Ballve of New America Media has been reporting in Honduras on efforts to resolve political turmoil over the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya. In this dispatch, he explores the roots of the opposition to Zelaya's governance.
World Oct 15Reporter’s Notebook: World Cup News Turns Political in Honduras
The news that Honduras qualified for next year's World Cup brought a welcome respite from the country's recent political unrest -- but just briefly.
World Oct 13Zelaya Forecasts Dim Prospects for Honduras Negotiations
Manuel Zelaya, who Hondurans elected president in 2005, has now been out of office for more than 100 days. Marcelo Ballve of New America Media spoke with him Monday night in the Brazilian Embassy there, where the deposed leader has…
World Oct 12Reporter’s Notebook: Negotiators to Renew Talks in Honduras
Honduras' political crisis deepened this week as negotiators for ousted President Manuel Zelaya and interim President Roberto Micheletti prepared to resume talks Tuesday, and candidates revved up for elections without a political solution in sight.
World Oct 10Reporter’s Notebook: Protesters in Honduras Criticize U.S. Response to Crisis
In late June, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in the middle of the night by an opposition angered by his efforts to extend presidential terms. Marcelo Ballve of New America Media reports from Honduras on tensions within the country.
World Sep 03U.S. Cuts Millions in Aid to Honduras in Support of Ousted Leader
After meeting with exiled President Manuel Zelaya on Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the termination of millions of dollars in non-humanitarian aid to Honduras that had been suspended after Zelaya was deposed in June.
World Aug 21Peru Land Dispute Mobilizes Indigenous Effort
A dispute over oil and logging development in the Peruvian Amazon, which at times has erupted into violent protests, has also spurred an organization of indigenous Amazonian communities not previously seen in Peruvian politics.
World Aug 07Radio Shutdowns in Venezuela Raise Controversy
The ongoing tug-of-war between Venezuela's government and private media organizations has flared anew with the recent decision by President Hugo Chavez's administration to revoke the licenses of dozens of radio stations.
Economy Sep 02The Origins of Labor Day
The observance of Labor Day began over 100 years ago.