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Will Honduran Inauguration Bring a Fresh Start?
Seven months after the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya, Honduras could turn the page on a protracted political crisis with the January 27 inauguration of Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo.

News of the Americas
A week after a massive earthquake, Haiti continues to reel from the natural disaster. Despite the current catastrophe, international efforts are assessing how the manpower and money pledged can support recovery down the road.
Venezuela nationalizes a supermarket chain, U.S. citizenship process speeds up for immigrant soldiers, and Sebastián Piñera wins close Chilean race. Read these stories and more in the Weekly Roundup.
Research & Analysis
AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini spoke on Worldfocus about the Obama administration's policy towards Latin America, discussing relations with Cuba and Venezuela, cooperation with Mexico on tackling drug gangs, as well as the implications of China's increased presence in the region.
A devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12. Find out ways to support relief efforts and get updated information.
AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini spoke with GloboEconomía about climate change in Latin America. The capacity for countries such as Brazil, Colombia, and Bolivia, to create renewable energy sources in the future is limitless, said Sabatini.
Sebastián Piñera’s lead in the polls appears to have evaporated, making this weekend’s election a less predictable contest, but with significant ramifications for Chilean democracy.
A UN investigation concluded that a slain Guatemalan lawyer hired a hit man to stage his own murder, despite a video alleging the country's president was behind the killing.