U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is talking up 29 Chicago-area arrests that were part of a national operation targeting transnational gangs. "Project Nefarious," an operation targeting transnational gangs, led to more than 600 arrests nationwide, according to ICE.
Just one week after a 2009 coup forced Honduran President Manuel Zelaya into exile, he tried to return to his country by plane. A crowd of thousands peacefully gathered at Toncontin International Airport to welcome Zelaya back, but military troops blocked the runway.
The Garifuna are Afro-descendant people who primarily live along the Caribbean coast in Central America. Miram Miranda is of Garifuna descent and the general coordinator of the National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras.
The Honduran military fired tear gas and live rounds into the crowd of unarmed civilians celebrating the return of their deposed president in 2009. Nineteen year-old Isis Obed Murillo was shot in the head and killed. His parents, unable to find justice at home, filed a civil lawsuit in Texas.
Last week, there was a surprising shake-up in the ruling regime in Honduras. The country’s powerful security minister and foreign minister both resigned, bringing a wave of controversy to President Porfirio Lobo’s administration.
Last weekend, Honduras’ powerful security minister and foreign minister resigned, signifying a major shakeup in President Porfirio Lobo’s two-year-old administration. We discuss the ramifications and delve into new Wikileaks revelations about U.S.