David Mannell

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Honduras may appeal to London courts

Tricky legal dispute in Central America? Sort it out in the London courts. Honduras, the state with the highest homicide rate in the world, is …

Honduras to build new city with its own laws and tax system to attract investors

Honduras is set to host one of the world's most radical neo-liberal economic experiments under a plan to build from scratch the rules, roads and …

Soccer in the World's Most Violent City: Why Are You Here?

“Javier, when was the coup?”<p>Those words came out of the mouth of some man—southern, reasonably-tall, and apparently the mayor of San Pedro Sula, based on some of the I’m-sort-of-a-regular way he tried to talk about the place—on our shuttle from the airport to the hotel.<p>It doesn’t really matter that …

San Pedro Sula

Soccer in the World's Most Violent City: The Game

The bus ride to the stadium is like every other bus ride through this place: an uncomfortable kind of third-world tourism. We’re in this big, dark, cold transport, and we’re wearing shoes and button-down shirts, holding bags with computers. Outside, there are a lot of people without those things, …

McDonald's

Will 'charter cities' help or hurt Honduras? | Honduras

Honduras revives the idea of the charter city - free-market enclaves where corporations can operate virtually under their own rules.<p><b>"</b><b>Honduras is a place that has been devastated for literally centuries by the oligarchs. But now there are some laws that get in their way and they would like to get</b> …

Remote Islands to Visit in Central America

Many of Central America's islands are less frequented by tourists. While less tourism means less of a selection when it comes to accommodations and …

Central America

Out of control

WHEN soldiers bundled Honduras’s elected president onto an aeroplane to Costa Rica in a coup in 2009, nobody believed that the Central American …

In Honduras, Fighting HIV/AIDS Through Music And Theater

In the village of Corozal in Honduras, men ready boats for fishing excursions and boys play soccer on a beach lined with thatched huts.<p>On a sandy lot next to the town's main street, two teenage boys begin playing drums while women sing. For centuries, this has been the signature sound of …

Adventures in Paradise: Travel Bloggers Talk Honduras and its Bay Islands

Snowed in yet again, my mind has begun its annual winter migration to a tropical paradise. Salt-rimmed margaritas have replaced stout beers, and …

Scuba Diving

Will Congress act to stop US support for Honduras' death squad regime?

The video (warning: contains graphic images of lethal violence), caught randomly on a warehouse security camera, is chilling.<p>Five young men walk down …

Campesino communities in Honduras being devastated, one family at a time | US & Canada

Under the hot sun of a mid-March afternoon, I sat on a plastic chair outside the gracious home of Gregorio Chavez's family in the community of La Panama community, located in the Lower Aguan region of Northern Honduras. Trees bearing ripe oranges hung over the driveway swaying gently in the breeze, …

San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the most violent city in the world - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/may/01/honduras-violent-city<p>720<p>Reuters photographer Jorge Cabrera travels to San Pedro Sula, …

Life on the Water: Honduras' Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge

A thick leathery body floated over the glassy green water surface as we glided by the edge of the swamp in our motorized wooden boat. Our local guide …

Toucans, Flycatchers and Woodpeckers - A Birder's Paradise in Honduras

On our last day at Pico Bonito, we awoke before dawn, determined to carry out our mission: to search for the famous toucan.<p>The Pico Bonito National …

3 Things to Do Underwater in Roatán, Honduras

Roatán, a small island off the coast of Honduras and the largest of its islands, is the first place I ever set foot in the Caribbean and I’ll never …

Scuba Diving

Honduras: When will the US stop funding death squads? | Latin America

A resurgence of death squad activity targeting suspected gang members and others is exacting a mounting toll in Honduras, a country already wracked by violence and impunity. As documented in a series of AP investigative reports, it is increasingly apparent that US-funded Honduran National Police …

Rare Gang Truce Disrupts Violence In Honduras

The tiny Central American country of Honduras has the highest murder rate on the planet, and is home to tens of thousands of transnational gang members. But a recent gang truce means things are looking up there. <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Carrie Kahn, who's in the …

Ganging up on violence in Honduras | US & Canada

Whatever problems existed prior to the June 2009 coup that deposed President Manuel Zelaya, worsening drug trafficking, organised crime, corruption, institutional dysfunction and the deterioration of the country's finances have turned Honduras into the most violent country in Latin America today. …

Structural problems close Rio stadium to fix before 2016 Olympic games

Rio de Janeiro’s Joao Havelange stadium, scheduled to host the athletics at the 2016 Olympic Games, is to stay shut for 18 months while the roof is …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

PocketStrings

If you want to practice the guitar, but often find yourself in less-than-guitar-friendly places (class, conference rooms, the jury box), …

Robert Lewandowski's move to Bayern Munich is off, according to Borussia Dortmund chief

Robert Lewandowski could be poised for a shock arrival in the Premier League after Borussia Dortmund last night blocked his sale to domestic rivals Bayern Munich.<p>Lewandowski had appeared to be on the verge of completing his “dream move” to the European champions at the end of last week, but …

Soccer

Zusi's out & Jones is questionable: http://soc.cr/lRfVN TELL US: Who should fill in on Tuesday vs. Panama?

Poyet predicts success for Mourinho

Chelsea legend Gus Poyet has backed Jose Mourinho to be a huge hit as the Portuguese boss prepares to get his second stint as Blues boss …

Soccer