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Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa speaks at Millennium Development Goals Summit at the United Nations
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
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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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