Tegucigalpa, March 16 (IANS/EFE) Fifty-three attorneys were murdered in Honduras during the period 2010-12 and more than 95 of the crimes remain unsolved, the Central American nation's human rights commissioner said. All but 8 percent of the killings were carried out with firearms, Ramon Custodio said in a report Friday
Tegucigalpa, March 4 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen killed four people at a pizzeria in San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras, the National Police said. The two gunmen entered the restaurant Saturday, walked to the table where the four young men were eating and opened fire.
Tegucigalpa, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Honduras suffered 85.5 homicides for every 100,000 residents in 2012, compared with a global median rate of 8.8 murders per 100,000, said a report. Of a total of 10,411 violent deaths last year, 7,172 were classified as homicides, the Violence Observatory at the National Autonomous University said in a report released Wednesday.
Las Vegas, Dec 20 (IANS) American Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 at a gala ceremony Wednesday.
Las Vegas, Dec 20 (IANS) Shilpa Singh, India's official contestant at the Miss Universe 2012, has entered the top 16 at the international beauty pageant. Shilpa from Bihar is a Computer Science graduate.
Las Vegas, Dec 20 (IANS) India's 12-year-long dry run at the Miss Universe continued with Shilpa Singh losing out in the finals of the 2012 beauty pageant here Wednesday. The 23-year-old Bihar-born girl entered the top 16 of the Miss Universe competition being held at Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip, but failed to enter the top 10 slot.
Tegucigalpa, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) Honduras' government has signed an agreement to expand the country's wind energy capacity by 24 MW to 126 MW, the natural resources and environment ministry said. The agreement was signed Wednesday in Tegucigalpa
Tegucigalpa, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) A son of Honduras' former ambassador to the Organization of American States, Carlos Sosa Coello, was fatally shot Friday, his father said. "We Hondurans experience this scourge every day," the diplomat told reporters, confirming that Carlos Alejandro Sosa Chavez, 32, was murdered
Las Vegas, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Mexican brotherâˆ’sister duo Jesse & Joy were the big winners in the 13th edition of the Latin Grammy Awards, taking home four prizes, while Colombian pop star Juanes came away with album of the year. Jesse & Joy won in the record of the year and song of the year categories with their hit "Corre!" (Run!) and their CD "Con quien se queda el perro?" (Who's the Dog Staying With?) captured best contemporary pop vocal album. The Mexico City duo, who won their first Latin Grammy in 2007 as best new artist, also won a trophy for best short form music video for "Me voy" (I'm going)
Tegucigalpa, Nov 9 (IANS/EFE) An aspiring journalist was killed here Thursday when he resisted assailants who wanted to take his laptop computer, Honduran police said. Angel Edgardo Lopez, 35, was slain in the downtown Tegucigalpa neighbourhood of La Hoya. The assailants were apparently riding motorcycles, a police officer told reporters.