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Friday, May 16, 2014
In Corruption-Ridden Honduras, Priest Says People Are Sick of It, Opposition Deputy Promotes Bill to Fight It
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Article from NotiCen, May 8
In mass the first Sunday of this month at the Catedral Metropolitana, local priest Carlos Rubio told a packed church that Honduras is burdened by numerous concerns ranging from violence to corruption and including social and economic problems, a situation that causes loss of hope in this Central American nation’s people. Less than a month before, Deputy Jari Dixon Herrera of the opposition Partido Libertad y Refundación (whose acronym LIBRE is the Spanish word meaning free), introduced a bill to combat corruption in the unicameral Congress . The legislator--a member of the party founded by former President José Manuel "Mel" Zelaya (2006-2009), toppled during the bloody 2009 coup and now a LIBRE deputy--told local media the initiative aims at eradicating the deeply-rooted phenomenon.