3 killed in Honduras prison riot

TAMARA, Honduras, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Honduras' president Saturday ordered troops to regain control of the national penitentiary in Tamara where inmate rioting left three prisoners dead.

Obama pitches economic cooperation to Latin American leaders

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama made a pitch for regional economic cooperation Friday before sitting down to dinner with Latin American leaders.

Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.

Honduras builds up navy to deal with drugs

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Honduras is building up its naval force to deal with the escalating problem of drug trafficking that has led to increased addiction as well as abuse of the country's terrain for cross-border smuggling.

Honduras' Lobo under fire for prison conditions

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Honduran President Porfirio Lobo is taking criticism for inaction on chronic prison overcrowding and mistreatment after a fire left at least 272 inmates dead.

Honduras inching back to economic recovery

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Honduras is inching back toward economic recovery and sees more international tourism as a way out of the crisis triggered by its June 2010 coup.
Honduras bans passengers on motorcycles

Honduras bans passengers on motorcycles

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Honduran officials moved to ban passengers riding on the backs of motorcycles after two high-profile slayings this week.
Doubts remain over global future of sharks

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Doubts remain over the global future of sharks despite a coalition's commitment toward conservation and try to halt possible extinction of numerous species.
Obama's schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 5

Obama's schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 5

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- President Obama signs the continuing resolution to temporarily fund the federal government Wednesday, the White House said.

Honduras solar energy plans get a boost

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Honduras has taken a tentative step toward shedding some of its energy burden and opting for a switch from diesel to solar energy.

Honduras' diplomatic isolation easing -- but slowly

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 1 (UPI) -- Honduras' diplomatic isolation since the disastrous coup of 2009 is easing slowly and one of the first steps will restore the impoverished Central American country to the membership of the Organization of American States.
Honduras hopeful after deal with exiled ex-president Zelaya

Honduras hopeful after deal with exiled ex-president Zelaya

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, May 25 (UPI) -- Honduras is hopeful a shaky deal involving Colombia, Venezuela and exiled former President Manuel Zelaya will hold till next week to make way for the country's diplomatic rehabilitation.
Honduras dumps neighbors, opens to China and India

Honduras dumps neighbors, opens to China and India

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, March 16 (UPI) -- Honduras is shunning neighbors that refuse to recognize its government, questioning its legitimacy, and is reaching out instead to China and India for trade and broader relations.

Honduras military under spotlight over abuses

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 28 (UPI) -- Honduran military and other security forces are under a spotlight after a renewed round of condemnation of human rights abuses allegedly committed during the five months after a June 2009 coup that toppled President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

Honduras sees slow buildup to endorsement of election

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, April 30 (UPI) -- Honduras is receiving a gradual endorsement of the election that brought Porfirio Lobo to power as successor to ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya and his nemesis Roberto Micheletti.
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Porfirio Lobo
Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa speaks during the Millennium Development Goals Summit at the United Nations on September 20, 2010 in New York. UPI /Monika Graff

Porfirio Lobo Sosa (born 22 December 1947), known as Pepe Lobo, is the President of Honduras, a politician and agricultural landowner. A member of the National Party (a center-right conservative political party) and a former deputy in the National Congress of Honduras from 1990, he was President of the National Congress of Honduras from 2002 to 2006. He came second to Manuel Zelaya with 46% of the vote in the 2005 general election. He was elected president in the 2009 presidential election and took office on 27 January 2010.

Lobo was born in Trujillo and grew up on the ranch of La Empalizada near Juticalpa, Olancho. His parents are Porfirio José Lobo López and Rosa Sosa Hernández de Lobo, both deceased. His father served as deputy in the National Congress in 1957 and was a known political leader in the department of Olancho. His brother Ramón Rosa Lobo Sosa is a deputy in the National Congress for the department of Colón.

After attending a Catholic school in Juticalpa, he furthered his studies at the San Francisco Institute of Tegucigalpa and then at the University of Miami in the United States. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Miami, he returned to Honduras to work in the family's agricultural business, and to teach political economics and English at the La Fraternidad Institute in Juticalpa for 11 years. He was granted a doctorate by Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow for what was, in their opinion, his ending of terrorism and his supposed contribution to world peace. As documented on Extreme Dr. 90210, Porfirio Lobo Sosa holds a black belt in taekwondo.

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