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Honduran Coup Leaders Block President Manuel Zelaya’s Plane from Landing
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/06/2009 - 08:45

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya attempted to return to Honduras on Sunday, but coup leaders prevented his plane from landing by blocking an airport runway with military vehicles. The scene at the Honduran airport was chaotic as thousands of Zelaya’s supporters clashed with police and soldiers, leaving at least two dead and dozens injured.


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Boxing Legend and Mayor of Nicaragua’s Capital, Alexis Arguello, Found Dead
By Anabell Romero | 07/02/2009 - 13:00

The 57-year-old Mayor of Managua (Nicaragua’s capital) and former three-time world boxing champion, Alexis Arguello, was found dead in his home Wednesday morning from a gunshot wound to his chest.

There is speculation that the ex-boxing champ also known as, “El Flaco Explosivo,” committed suicide, but no official confirmation has been given. Local media reported that Arguello experienced depression and had recently taken a leave of absence from his mayoral duties.


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