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The attempt to recall Mayor Susana Villaran failed narrowly in a vote on Sunday 17 March.

HONDURAS: THE WAR IN AGUAN

Two more subsistence farmers have been killed in the violence relating to land ownership in the Aguan region of northern Honduras.

HONDURAS: THE YEAR AHEAD

An international observer in Honduras looks at the issues likely to dominate the political and social agenda there over the coming months
One year on from a disastrous fire that killed 350 inmates at a prison in Comayagua, LAB's Nick Caistor finds that the situation in Honduras' jails is as bad as ever.
Violent deaths in Honduras have spiked since the 2009 coup against President Zelaya. Matt Kennard asks the US ambassador and others for their views on the causes of the violence and what needs to be done to solve the problem.
Plans to build three quasi-autonomous new cities in Honduras are facing challenges on many fronts, despite President Porfirio Lobo's determination to push them through.
The principal mediator between the 'maras' armed gangs and the Salvadorean government is interviewed
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, millions of dollars have been spent on ambitious rebuilding projects for the capital Port-au-Prince that appear to have come to nothing.

Panama City: buses as art

A treasure trove of popular art heads for the scrapheap, as Panama City's famous buses are replaced by more modern and safer vehicles.
Mayors from 11 municipalities in the capital of El Salvador are focussing on improving public spaces within their districts in an effort to lower the crime rate.