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Honduran Congress announces referendum on death penalty

The head of the Honduran Congress, who is seeking the presidency, said a referendum will be held on whether to reimpose the death penalty in this Central American country plagued by a spike in murders blamed on rampant gang activity. Legislative chief Porfirio Lobo, in a broadcast address late Sunday, said that the death penalty should be imposed in extreme cases in which not the slightest doubt can exist regarding the criminal’s guilt. He did not say when the referendum would be held. Full Story

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