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Stunned victims of Tropical Storm Agatha wept by destroyed homes and rescue crews dug bodies out of mud in Guatemala yesterday after torrential rain killed at least 113 people across Central America. People caked in dirt searched for their loved ones as the stench of mud and sewage from flooded drains filled the air of towns outside Guatemala City and emergency workers urged survivors to leave ruined houses and go to shelters.

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Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa has signed an improved contract with Wigan.

I lost a brother so losing a game is no big deal

Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios will have shaken his head more sadly than most as news of the attack on Togo's team bus in Angola spread round the world on Friday. Palacios knows full well the risks that fame as a sports star can bring and only a couple of hours earlier he had been sitting in the comparative comfort of White Hart Lane discussing it.

Honduran leaders' effigies up in smoke for New Year

The main players in Honduras' dramatic 2009 coup went up in smoke on today as one village said good riddance to a difficult year.

Figueroa's audacity adds to transfer value

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Honduras deadlock over Zelaya

Honduras's coup-installed government said yesterday that there will be no deal for ousted leader Manuel Zelaya to leave the country unless he goes as a private citizen – not as the country's president.

Presidential victory in Honduras marred by dispute

Legitimacy of election in question after former leader was ousted in coup in June

Honduras votes, but Zelaya still stuck in mission

Hondurans voted for a new president yesterday in an election that could ease a crisis triggered by a coup, but it has also pitted the United States against some of the biggest countries in Latin America.

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