How To Spend Three Days In Copan Ruinas, Honduras (And Leave Wishing You Had More Time There)

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

To the left of the panoramic view, the red tiled roofs of the small town sent out a gentle invitation to come explore its cobbled streets. To the right, shrouded by thick forest, was a glimpse of the Mayan ruins after which the town is named. Copan Ruinas, Honduras!

Barefooted Or Finned, It's Luxury At Barefoot Cay, Roatan

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Since the morning light was skilfully kept out of the bedroom by louvred windows, a gentle pull on a wooden handle re-positioned the wooden slats and the present of our view was unwrapped.

Man's 'Completely Dead' Penis Amputated After Getting Stuck In Bottle For Four Days

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK

A man has had his “completely dead” penis removed after it was stuck in a bottle he was using as a sex toy for four days. The 50-year-old eventual...

Profits Prioritised Over Protest and Dissent Dismissed for Dividends - Business and State Prove a Toxic Mix in Latin America

Thomas Hughes | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Thomas Hughes

States, businesses, and global civil society must take action to neutralise this pandemic of violence and threats and to integrate a human rights approach into the interactions between the state, business, and civil society. Environmental human rights defenders cannot continue to be collateral damage for the share prices of multinationals or the whims of government.

Meet Me at the Airport, Mr President

Carry Somers | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Carry Somers

I am ready to take the President of Honduras up on his offer to visit garment factories in his country and trust that he will keep his word. Meet me at the airport, Mr President.

Quo Vadis Latin American Left?

Manuel Barcia | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

Has the New Left failed? Honestly, it would be difficult to find sound arguments to demonstrate that it has.

Ex-Rangers Footballer Arnold Peralta Shot Dead In A Shopping Centre

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

A former Rangers footballer has been shot dead in Honduras. Arnold Peralta, who was formerly a midfielder for the Scottish side for 18 months, was ...

Family Tear Open Coffin After 'Hearing Screams' Of Dead Teenager

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Relatives of a teenager thought to have been buried alive in Honduras say they are devastated at the final confirmation of her death. Neysi Perez, ...

Central American Insomnia

Agus Morales | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Agus Morales

The number of children on the route to the US keeps on growing. Nine per cent of the patients treated by MSF in south and central Mexico are minors. "Kids typically come with their families - normally they are not alone," says MSF psychologist Miguel Gil. "They live it in another way, they have a clearer perspective of time than adults, and they learn the route and the places by heart."

Education vs Gangs in Rural Honduras

Eleanor Ross | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Eleanor Ross

The afternoon sun is beating down on the mountain town of Copan Ruinas in central Honduras. We are a short drive away from San Pedro Sula, a city with one of the highest homicide rates in the world. Gang warfare has divided the city for years, but the violence has steadily increased since the 2009 military coup when the Honduran Army overthrew President Manuel Zelaya.

Honduras: One of the Most Dangerous Places to Be a Woman

Paloma Faith | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paloma Faith

My mum always taught me that as women we need to fight for our rights and I have personally had to argue and battle against injustices big and small on an obscenely regular basis... But my everyday sexism, my healthy angry passion for equality, was shaken up beyond belief when a few months ago I visited Honduras.

Transphobia in Latin America Is Preventing an Effective HIV Response

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

In most countries in Latin America, with the exception of Argentina, there is no legislation explicitly recognizing or mentioning transgender identity, thereby rendering them invisible and denying them legal and civic status. Additionally, public health care institutions are not usually accessible to such women and do not cater for their needs.

British Tourist Shot Dead By Honduras Gang

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK

A British man has been shot dead in Central America by a gang who stole his camera, it was reported. The man, named locally as tourist Kaya Omer, 3...

No Mere 'Talking Shop' - the High Level Panel Could Save Children's Lives

Justin Byworth | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

Involving children in the discussions that affect them truly changes the outcomes. Ensuring that those discussions are focused on the most poor and the most vulnerable will guarantee that this week's meeting has the lasting effects on children's lives that those gathered must surely want.

Planet Appetite: Mayan Ruins and Tropical Beaches in Honduras, Central America

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Honduras is very much off the beaten tourist track yet it boasts fantastic Mayan sculptures at Copan and the lush tropical island of Roatan.

Honduras: The Lost Girls

Ramita Navai | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK
Ramita Navai

After a week of hanging out in Mexican brothels, I was no nearer to the story I was investigating on the disappearance of thousands of Honduran women.

Honduras: Killing Free Expression

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

Erick Martínez Ávila, a 32-year old Honduran journalist and gay rights activist, was found dead and dumped in a ditch in Guasculile on 7 May 2012. H...

What Has Happened to Argentine Dignity?

Peter Martindale | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The Argentine people should have the intelligence and dignity to drop all claims to the Falklands and so to benefit from improved relations and trade, or for ever be complaining about the state of their own country and what might have been.

Honduras Prison Fire: Majority Of Inmates Had Not Been Convicted

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

Half of the inmates at a Honduras prison, where 358 died in a fire, had not been convicted, it has emerged. The Tuesday night blaze was started by...

Honduras Prison Fire Kills 357

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK

A fire has broken out in a Honduras jail, killing 350 prisoners, officials have said. The blaze occurred at the penitentiary in Comayagua, 90 mile...

Honduras - Diving into Danger

Jenny Kleeman | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK
Jenny Kleeman

The Miskito people of Honduras's legendary Mosquito Coast aren't being endangered by any infectious outbreak. They are being killed and left paralysed in their thousands because of the demand for affordable luxury in the US and Europe. Ever since multinational seafood suppliers started exporting Caribbean spiny lobster on an industrial scale, lobsters disappeared from the shallows. The divers now plunge as deep as 150ft, 12-15 times in day, scrambling on the sea bed for their catch with basic and often faulty equipment. With no air or depth gauge, they have no way of knowing how far they are diving, and can only tell if their tank is running low when it becomes difficult to breathe.