Archive for the ‘Honduras’ Category

How a Start-Up Utopia Became a Nightmare for Honduras

Via Foreign Policy, a report on why U.S. investors are suing Honduras over special economic zones, and the dispute could bankrupt the country: In June 2009, Honduras was rocked by a military coup that saw the country’s elected president, Manuel Zelaya, bundled out of the country at gunpoint. What followed was 12 years of deeply […]

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China’s Rapidly Growing Presence in Central America

Via The Diplomat, a look at how – in the past six years – China’s presence in the region has exploded, with worrying consequences for Central America’s governance norms: Credit: Depositphotos On August 21, Parlacen, the parliament of the six-nation Central American Integration System, voted to revoke Taiwan’s permanent observer status and admit China as an […]

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Honduras Explores Chinese Interest in Investing in $20 Billion Rail Line

Via US News, a report that Honduras is exploring Chinese interest in investing in a $20B rail project: The Honduran government on Friday told Chinese officials it is seeking investors to help fund construction of a proposed $20 billion rail line connecting the country’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts, part of a binational trade and investment […]

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