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Famous people from Honduras

Here is a list of famous people from Honduras. Curious if anybody from Honduras made it our most famous people in the world list? Read the aformentioned article in order to find out.

Carlos Mencia


Carlos Mencia, born Ned Arnel Mencia, is a Honduran-born American comedian, writer, and actor. His style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, criminal justice, and social class. He is best known as the host of the Comedy Central show, Mind of Mencia.

David Suazo


Óscar David Suazo Velázquez is a Honduran retired football striker. Suazo played more than 300 league games and scored over 100 league goals in the Italian league during a period of 13 years.

Wilson Palacios


Wilson Roberto Palacios Suazo is a Honduran footballer who plays in the Premier League for Stoke City. Born in La Ceiba, he played for Victoria and Olimpia in Honduras before moving to England where he played for Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic. In 2009 he joined Tottenham Hotspur, generally playing central defensive midfield as he did for previous club Wigan. He was occasionally used for Tottenham Hotspur as a right midfielder. He has been a regular player for Honduras since 2003, helping them qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals for only the second time in their history. In August 2011 Palacios joined Stoke City for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £6 million.

Francisco Morazán


Francisco Morazán was President of the Federal Republic of Central America from 1830 to 1839. Before he was president of Central America he was head of state of Honduras, He rose to prominence at the legendary Battle of La Trinidad on November 11, 1827. Since then, and until his execution in 1842, Morazán dominated the political and military scene of Central America. In the political arena, Francisco Morazán was recognized as a visionary and great thinker, as he attempted to transform Central America into one large and progressive nation. He enacted liberal reforms in the new Federal Republic of Central America, including freedom of the press, speech and religion. Morazán also limited church power by making marriage secular and abolishing government-aided tithing. These reforms made him some powerful enemies, and his period of rule was marked by bitter infighting between liberals and conservatives. But through his military skills, Morazán was able to keep a firm grip on power until 1837, when the Federal Republic became irrevocably fractured. This was exploited by the conservative leaders, who rallied around the leadership of Rafael Carrera and in order to protect their own interests, ended up dividing Central America into five nations.

Manuel Zelaya


José Manuel Zelaya Rosales is a politician who was President of Honduras from 27 January 2006 until 28 June 2009. The eldest son of a wealthy businessman who inherited his father's nickname "Mel", he was, before entering politics, involved in his family's logging and timber businesses. Elected as a liberal, Zelaya shifted to the political left during his presidency, forging an alliance with the ALBA. On 28 June 2009, during the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis, he was seized by the military and sent to Costa Rica and this was the cause of the 2009 Honduran coup d'état. On 21 September 2009 he returned to Honduras clandestinely and resurfaced in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. In 2010 he left Honduras for exile in the Dominican Republic, an exile which lasted more than a year. He now represents Honduras as a deputy of the Central American Parliament . Since January 1976 Zelaya has been married to Xiomara Castro de Zelaya who is currently, with his full support, a presidential candidate in the Honduran general election, 2013.

Maynor Figueroa


Maynor Alexis Figueroa Róchez is a Honduran footballer who plays as a centre back or left back for Premier League club Hull City and the Honduras national football team.

Amado Guevara

Soccer Midfielder

Amado Guevara is a Honduran football player who most recently played for C.D. Motagua in the Honduran Liga Nacional. He is the all-time cap leader for the Honduran national team.

Carlos Pavón


Carlos Alberto Pavón Plummer is a retired Honduran football striker. He is most prominently related to Real España of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras and is Honduras' all-time national team goalscorer.

Augusto Monterroso


Augusto Monterroso Bonilla was a Guatemalan writer, known for the ironical and humorous style of his short stories. He is considered an important figure in the Latin American "Boom" generation, and received several awards, including the Prince of Asturias Award in Literature, Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature, and Juan Rulfo Award.

Roger Espinoza

Soccer Midfielder

Roger Aníbal Espinoza Ramírez is a Honduran footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or wing back for Wigan Athletic.



Raquel Roxanne "Rocsi" Diaz, better known as Rocsi, is an Honduran-born, American television personality. Diaz is best known as the host on BET's 106 & Park from 2006 until 2012 and hosts her own daily nationally syndicated radio show, Rocsi on the Radio. In the fall of 2012, she was announced as a new correspondent of Entertainment Tonight with Nancy O'Dell.

Carlo Costly


Carlo Yaír Costly Molina is a Honduran footballer striker who plays for Guizhou Zhicheng in the China League One. He is a member of the Honduras national football team. Prior to his transfer to Europe, he played with Club Deportivo Platense where he managed to be the top scorer of Honduras Apertura 2006–07. Costly is one of the favorite players among the Honduran fans because of his devoutness and sacrifice when playing for his national team.

Andy Najar

Soccer Midfielder

Andy Najar Rodríguez is a Honduran footballer currently playing for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League.

Jerry Bengtson


Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden is a Honduran footballer who plays as a forward for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer. He has played for the Honduras national youth team and is now part of the senior Honduran national team.

Georgie Welcome


Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins is a Honduran football striker who currently plays for Motagua in the Honduran Liga Nacional. Welcome is the only player to debut with the national side playing in the second level of Honduras.

Julio César de León

Soccer Midfielder

Julio César de León Dailey is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Platense in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras. He is known for being a free-kick specialist and he is an important key for the Honduras National Football Team.

Emilio Izaguirre

Soccer Defender

Emilio Arturo Izaguirre Girón is a Honduran footballer who plays as a left back for Scottish Premiership side Celtic and for the Honduras national team. He has represented his country at the 2010 World Cup and the 2007 Gold Cup. Izaguirre started his career at Motagua, where he stayed for seven years. In 2010, Celtic spent £600,000 to bring him to Parkhead. He picked up four major player awards in the 2010–11 season, which was his first season in Scotland.

Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga


Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga SDB is a Honduran Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the current Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, President of Caritas Internationalis and was President of the Latin American Episcopal Conference from 1995 to 1999. Rodríguez was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. He was the Vatican's spokesman with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, on the issue of Third World debt. He had been mentioned as a possible contender to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned in 2013.

Ramón Núñez

Soccer Midfielder

Ramón Fernando Núñez Reyes is a Honduran footballer who is currently playing for FC Dallas. Núñez plays primarily as an attacking midfielder. He can also play as a winger or as a second striker. In his homeland he is nicknamed El Principito meaning The Little Prince. In 2011, he had a loan spell at Scunthorpe United.

Tiburcio Carías Andino


Tiburcio Carías Andino was a Honduran military man with a reputation as a strongman. He founded the National Party of Honduras in 1918, and was President of Honduras twice; briefly in 1924 and from 1933 to 1949.

Manuel Bonilla


General Manuel Bonilla Chirinos was President of Honduras from 13 April 1903 to 25 February 1907, and again from 1 February 1912 to 21 March 1913. He previously served as Vice President of Honduras from 1895 to 1899. He was born in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras. He started out as a liberal, and then became a conservative, and he is considered the founder of the ideas that led to the creation of the National Party of Honduras. He was involved in various military actions as a young man. As president he gave generous concessions to the banana companies along the north coast, namely to Sam Zemurray's Cuyamel Fruit Company.

Roberto Micheletti


Roberto Micheletti is a Honduran politician who served as the interim de facto president of Honduras from June 28, 2009 till January 27, 2010 as a result of the 2009 Honduran coup d'état. The Honduran military was ordered by the Supreme Court to forcefully detain President Manuel Zelaya once the Court stated he was violating the Honduran constitution; Zelaya was exiled rather than arrested. Micheletti, constitutionally next in line for the presidency, was sworn in as president by the National Congress a few hours after Zelaya was sent into exile by the Honduran military. He was not acknowledged as de jure president by any government or international organization. The 2009 General Election took place as planned in November and elected Porfirio Lobo Sosa to succeed Micheletti. Before serving as President, Micheletti was the President of Honduras' National Congress. A deputy in Congress since 1982, Micheletti is a member of the Liberal Party of Honduras.

Edgar Álvarez

Soccer Midfielder

Édgar or Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Platense in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras. He can play anywhere on the right flank.

Mario Roberto Martínez

Soccer Midfielder

Mario Roberto Martínez Hernández is a Honduran footballer who plays as a midfielder for Real España in the Liga Nacional de Honduras. Born in San Pedro Sula, Martínez also plays for the Honduran national team.

Jorge Claros

Soccer Midfielder

Jorge Aarón Claros Juárez is a Honduran footballer, who plays for Motagua. Claros, a defensive midfielder, has represented the Honduras national team. He played in the Scottish Premier League for Edinburgh club Hibernian from January 2012 until May 2013.

Arnold Peralta

Soccer Midfielder

Arnold Fabian Peralta Sosa is a footballer who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Rangers in Scottish League One and the Honduras national football team.

Óscar Boniek García

Soccer Midfielder

Óscar Boniek García Ramírez is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.

Víctor Bernárdez


Víctor Salvador Bernárdez Blanco Also known as Muma, is a Honduran footballer who currently plays as a defender for San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.

José Azcona del Hoyo


José Simón Azcona del Hoyo was President of Honduras from 27 January 1986 to 27 January 1990 for the Liberal Party of Honduras. He was born in La Ceiba in Honduras.

José Zúñiga


José Zúñiga is an Honduran-born American actor.

Marvin Chávez

Soccer Midfielder

Marvin Antonio Chávez is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.

Satcha Pretto

TV Personality

Satcha Pretto is an Honduran Emmy award-winning Journalist and news co-anchor of the Univision Network's popular morning show Despierta America.

Francisco Ramírez


Francisco Ramírez, also known as "Pancho" Ramirez, was an Argentine governor of Entre Ríos during the Argentine War of Independence

Robert Seldon Lady


Robert Seldon Lady is a member of the U.S. intelligence community. He was convicted in Italy for the kidnapping of the Islamic cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr in February 2003. Lady, the former United States Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Milan, was arrested in Panama on July 18, 2013. He had been a fugitive from Italian police after being convicted of kidnapping of Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr in February 2003, in what the Italian press are referring to as the Imam Rapito affair. He was released on July 19, 2013, and immediately boarded a flight directed to the United States.

Jerry Palacios


Jerry Nelson Palacios Suazo is a Honduran football striker, who currently plays for Alajuelense.

Noel Valladares


Noel Eduardo Valladares Bonilla is a Honduran football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Olimpia, a Honduras football club based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Valladares is Honduras' second most capped footballer of all time, after Amado Guevara.

Carlos Roberto Flores


Carlos Roberto Flores Facussé was President of Honduras from 27 January 1998 to 27 January 2002 and President of the National Congress from 25 January 1994 to 25 January 1998.

Saúl Martínez


Saúl Asael Martínez Alvarez is a Honduran football forward who currently plays for USA fourth tier-side Miami United.

José Cecilio del Valle


José Cecilio Díaz del Valle was a philosopher, politician, lawyer, and journalist and one of the most important figures in Central America during the transition from colonial government to independence, displaying a wide-ranging expertise in public administration management. Valle nicknmed 'The Wise' was also, one of Central America's founding fathers. He used words as his only weapons, and the most amazing fact about his life is that, despite his pacific temperament and lack of military glamor, his efforts did not go unappreciated by the mass of his countrymen.

Iván Guerrero

Soccer Midfielder

Mario Iván Guerrero Ramírez is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League.

Juan Carlos García


Juan Carlos García is a Honduran footballer who play as left back for Wigan Athletic in the Championship and for Honduras national football team.

Alex Pineda Chacón


Alex Mauricio Pineda Chacón is a retired Honduran football player.

Walter Martínez

Soccer Midfielder

Walter Julián Martínez Ramos aka Pery, is a Honduran football striker who currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.

Alexander López

Soccer Midfielder

Alexander Agustín "Alex" López Rodríguez is a Honduran footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo and the Honduran national team. He is known to Olimpia fans as the "Honduran Maradona".

Danilo Turcios


Danilo Elvis Turcios Funez is a Honduran football midfielder who currently plays for UPNFM in the Honduran second division. He was a member of the national squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Oswaldo López Arellano


Oswaldo Enrique López Arellano was a two-time President of Honduras, first from 1963 to 1971 and again from 1972 to 1975. He gained power both times via military force. He was born in Danlí in the department of El Paraíso to an influential family, son of Enrique López and Carlota Arellano. He attended the American School of Tegucigalpa where he learned to speak fluent English. He joined the Army at eighteen, graduated as a pilot from the Honduran Air Force School, and spent 1942-1945 in the U.S. state of Arizona studying mechanical aviation. López served as a colonel for a long time and eventually rose to the rank of general. He married Gloria Figueroa and they had five children: Gloria Carolina, Oswaldo, Enrique, Leonel, and José Luis. López served briefly on a military junta during 1957, which resigned after elections were held. He served as president for the first time from 3 October 1963 until 7 June 1971, taking office when he seized power in the 1963 Honduran coup d'état, 10 days before presidential elections were due. He then allowed further elections to take place in April 1971 that saw Ramón Ernesto Cruz come to power. On 4 December 1972, López again seized power, in the 1972 Honduran coup d'état.

Steve Van Buren

American Football Running back

Stephen "Steve" W. Van Buren was a professional American football halfback who played for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League from 1944–1951, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965.

Anthony Lozano


Anthony Rubén Lozano Colón is an Honduran footballer who plays for C.D. Olimpia as a forward.

Júnior Lacayo


Junior Alberto Lacayo Rochez is a Honduran football player who currently plays as a striker for Club Santos Laguna in the Liga MX.

José Trinidad Reyes


The Father José Trinidad Reyes y Sevilla is considered Honduras' national hero and is the founder of the Autonomous National University of Honduras, formerly called "La Sociedad del Genio emprendedor y del buen gusto". He was a fighter against poverty and its causes, assisting the poor and insisting on their right to education in matters of faith, culture and science. As contributions to culture wrote several pastorelas, reconstructed by Rómulo Durón, which are the first theatrical manifestations in Central America, and whose thereof representation established bases for the subsequent appearance of theatre in Honduras. These pastorelas was presented by Father Reyes in the Tegucigalpa's churches, one of these is "Navidad nuestra", which over time has converted a classic of Honduran contemporary theater owing to its harmonious mixing of different traditions presents on Honduran Christmas. Reyes was a polemicist in favor of women's rights, this it is see reflected in his pastorelas, in which the female characters have much voice. Is celebrated a his document appeared under the pseudonym of Sofía Seyers, which is all a feminist manifesto, where Reyes pleads for that it will be realized on women the most basic right of education. Many of ideas expressed by Reyes in this article are inspired by the socialist French women and the illustrated ideas of French Revolution, of which the Father Reyes was a great divulger during his politic facet. Reyes had a willingness common to Enlightenment, the beast of Humanism and Sacred art.

José de la Paz Herrera


José de la Paz Herrera Uclés, commonly known as Chelato Uclés, is a Honduran retired footballer and coach.

Kevin Hernández


Kevin Vance Hernández Kirkconnell is a Honduran football goalkeeper who currently plays for Real España in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras.

Juan Matta-Ballesteros


Juan Ramón Matta-Ballesteros is a former drug lord with ties to the Colombian Medellin Cartel and the Guadalajara Cartel. In April 1988, he was taken from his Tegucigalpa home by United States Marshals, sent to the United States for trial, and convicted of the kidnap and assassination of Enrique Camarena, as well as other charges. Matta is serving 12 life sentences at the United States Penitentiary, Florence High, a high-security federal prison in Colorado.

Luis Ramos

Soccer Midfielder

Luis Arcangel Ramos Colon is a Honduran footballer.

Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero


Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero was born on 14 November 1943 in Tegucigalpa in Honduras, and was the President of Honduras from 27 January 1990 to 27 January 1994, representing the National Party of Honduras.

Miguel Estrada


Miguel Angel Estrada Castañeda is an attorney who became embroiled in controversy following his 2001 nomination by President George W. Bush to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Senate Democrats, claiming Estrada was a conservative ideologue with no experience as a judge, and unable to block his nomination in the Senate Judiciary Committee after the Republican Party took control of the Senate in 2002, used a filibuster to prevent his nomination from being given a final confirmation vote by the full Senate.

Roger Rojas


Roger Fabricio Rojas Lazo, nicknamed RoRo, is a Honduran professional footballer. He currently plays for Olimpia. Due to his style of play, has been compared to Wilmer Velásquez.

Juan Lindo


Juan Nepomuceno Fernández Lindo y Zelaya was a Conservative Central American politician, president of the Republic of El Salvador from 1841 to 1842 and of the Republic of Honduras from 1847 to 1852.

Salvador Moncada


Sir Salvador Moncada, FRS, FRCP, FMedSci is a Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor. He was the Research Director of the Wellcome Research Laboratories from 1986 to 1995 and, until recently, the Director of the UCL Wolfson Institute, which he established at University College London in 1996. His research interests include inflammation and vascular biology and he is currently working on the regulation of cell proliferation. He gained notoriety for his discoveries related to nitric oxide function and metabolism, and his exclusion from the 1996 Lasker Award and the 1998 Nobel Prize in medicine was strongly polemic. He is also the husband of Princess Marie-Esméralda of Belgium, who is a member of the Belgian Royal Family.

Samuel Caballero

Soccer Defender

Jorge Samuel Caballero Álvarez is a retired Honduran football defender. He currently is the president of Honduran national league club Deportes Savio.

Ramón Maradiaga


Ramón Enrique Maradiaga Chávez is a retired Honduran football player who currently serves as coach of Guatemalan side Municipal.

Wilmer Velásquez


Wilmer Raynel Neal Velásquez is a retired Honduran footballer. He is currently the all-time top goalscorer in the Honduran National Football League with 196 goals, and was the second player to reach 150 goals after Denilson Costa.

Horacio Castellanos Moya


Horacio Castellanos Moya is a Salvadoran novelist, short story writer, and journalist.

Alexis Flores


Alexis Flores is a Honduran fugitive wanted for the kidnapping, rape and murder of five-year-old Iriana DeJesus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2000. Flores is the 487th fugitive to be placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Illich Guardiola

Voice actor

Illich Auyapah Guardiola is an American actor and anime voice actor.

Xiomara de Zelaya


Iris Xiomara Castro de Zelaya or simply Xiomara Castro is a Honduran politician. She is a candidate for the 2013 Honduran presidential election representing the left-wing Libre Party. The wife of deposed former President Manuel Zelaya, Castro was a leader of the movement resisting the 2009 Honduran coup d'état that ousted her husband from power prematurely.

Ramón Villeda Morales


José Ramón Adolfo Villeda Morales served as President of Honduras from 1957 to 1963. Trained as a physician, Villeda Morales was a liberal who supported the democratization of Honduras after a long period of military rule. He was the Liberal Party candidate in the 1954 presidential election, the first free election for over two decades, winning a plurality over a divided National Party but falling short of a majority. The deadlock led to a coup by Vice-President Julio Lozano Díaz. Following the military junta of 1955, he was chosen by the country's constituent assembly to serve as president and oversee the transition to democracy. Villeda Morales immediately embarked on a campaign which he believed would help the poorer elements of society, introducing welfare benefits and enacting a new labor code that favored the country's large working class population. While these steps were popular with the masses, they enraged the traditional holders of power in Honduras: the military and the upper classes. When it seemed likely that the Liberal Party candidate, Modesto Rodas Alvarado, would win the 1963 election with an even stronger mandate to enact social reforms, the military responded with a coup, just ten days before the election was scheduled to take place.

Donis Escober


Donis Salatiel Escober Izaguirre is a Honduran football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Olimpia in the Honduran National League.

Jairo Martínez


Jairo Manfredo Martínez Puerto is a retired Honduran football forward.

Roberto Sosa


Roberto Sosa was an author and poet born in Yoro, Honduras. He spent his early life working hard to help provide for his poor family. When he was almost thirty years old, he published his first book. Sosa published Los Pobres in 1969, which won the Adonais Prize in Spain. Un Mundo Para Todos Dividido, published in 1971, won the Casa de las Americas Prize in Cuba. By 1990, he had published six books of poetry, three of prose, and two anthologies of Honduran literature. In 1990, he published Obra Completa. The Difficult Days, Poems, The Common Grief, and The Return of the River have all been translated into English. At the time of his death, Sosa lived in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras. He was the editor of a magazine, Presente, and the president of the Honduras Journalists’ Union. He also taught literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Carlos Roberto Reina


Carlos Roberto Reina Idiáquez was a politician of the Liberal Party of Honduras, and President of Honduras from January 27, 1994 to January 27, 1998.

Dionisio de Herrera


José Dionisio de la Trinidad de Herrera y Díaz del Valle was a Liberal Honduran politician, head of state of Honduras from 1824 to 1827 and head of state of Nicaragua from 1830 to 1833. During his terms, Honduras and Nicaragua were states within the Federal Republic of Central America. Herrera was an uncle of the Liberal Central American general Francisco Morazán. From a land-owning family, Herrera studied at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, where he earned a law degree and came in contact with the liberal ideas of the French Revolution. He was a tutor of his nephew, General Morazán. In 1820 he occupied his first public office, as secretary of the town government of Tegucigalpa. On 16 September 1824 he became the first head of state of Honduras, after the independence of Central America from Spain and from Mexico. Colonel José Justo Milla was his vice-head of state. During his term he decreed the first territorial subdivisions of Honduras, creating the departments of Comayagua, Tegucigalpa, Santa Bárbara, Yoro, Olancho and Choluteca. He also promulgated the first constitution of the country, on 11 December 1825.

Gilberto Yearwood


Gilberto Jerónimo Yearwood is a retired Honduran football player who currently is coach of Guatemalan side, Sacachispas. He is by many regarded as one of Honduras' best players of all time.

Marco Aurelio Soto


Marco Aurelio Soto was President of Honduras from 27 August 1876 until 19 October 1883. he was known as a liberal. He was a reforming President and had a great impact on the Honduras of his time, including the establishment of the Biblioteca Nacional de Honduras in 1880.

Froylán Turcios


Froylán Turcios was a Honduran writer, journalist and politician. He is considered one of the most important Honduran intellectuals of the early 20th century.

Luis Garrido

Soccer Midfielder

Luis Fernando Garrido is a Honduran football player who currently plays for Club Deportivo Olimpia. Most often deployed as a defensive midfielder, he also plays for the Honduran national team.

Ramón Amaya Amador


Ramón Amaya Amador was a Honduran author known for his radical left-wing politics.

Renán Almendárez Coello

Radio personality

El Cucuy is no longer on the Air at WLEY-FM. Renán Almendárez Coello El Cucuy de la Manana He had an estimated audience of about three million daily listeners. For six years, "El Cucuy" was the most-listened-to voice on L.A. radio, surpassing the ratings of Rick Dees and Howard Stern. Renan hosted the morning show on KLAX-FM in Los Angeles, California. Billed as El Cucuy de la Mañana On September 15, 2008, Coello announced that he was leaving KLAX in order to launch a new radio network in addition to continuing on his television program on Azteca America. KLAX is now carrying the morning show of Joaquin Garza, "El Chulo de la manana", from sister station WLEY-FM in Chicago. Almendárez was born in Honduras and began working in radio at age 15. After interviewing the then-US Ambassador to Honduras, John Negroponte, Negroponte arranged a visa and Almendárez emigrated to the US. He became a US citizen in 2000. While non-partisan, Almendárez is active in encouraging Latinos to vote and to take part in activism against anti-illegal immigrant legislation and sentiment, such as the 2006 Great American Boycott. He is the author of El Cucuy de la Mañana: My Life in Radio's Fast Lane.

Eduardo Bennett


José Eduardo Bennett is a retired Honduran footballer. He is currently manager of UPNFM.

Allan Lalín


Allan Moisés Lalín Pérez is a Honduran football striker who currently plays for Nea Salamis Famagusta FC in the Cypriot First Division.

Emil Martínez

Soccer Midfielder

Emil José Martínez Cruz is a Honduran football player who currently plays for Hunan Billows and is a regular midfielder in the Honduras national team.

Víctor Ortiz


Víctor Celestino Ortíz Arzú is a Honduran football player currently playing for Victoria.

Sergio Mendoza


Sergio Giovany Mendoza Escobar is a Honduran football defender who currently plays for USAC in the Guatemalan national football league.

Roberto Suazo Córdova


Roberto Suazo Córdova is a former President of Honduras.

José Roberto Figueroa


José Roberto Figueroa Padilla, also known as Macho, is a retired Honduran footballer who played as a forward, in Honduras for Motagua, Vida and in Spain for Real Murcia and Hércules. He also represented Honduras at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Johnny Palacios


Johnny Eulogio Palacios Cacho is a Honduran footballer who plays as a defender for Olimpia.

Romell Quioto

Soccer Midfielder

Romell Samir Quioto Robinson is a Honduran footballer who plays for Vida.

Daniel Zacapa


Daniel Zacapa is an American trilingual actor and community activist who dreamed of playing baseball for the San Francisco Giants. Zacapa played the role of Detective Taylor in the 1995 David Fincher film, Seven. He has worked steadily, amassing a number of television credits and a role in Up Close and Personal. Zacapa played Tio Ruben of the Santiago family in Showtime's Resurrection Blvd., Renda in George Clooney's directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and a leading role in the independent film Coronado. Other feature-film credits include The Mexican with Brad Pitt, Odd Couple II with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, Up Close and Personal, Phenomenon, Seven, The Sandlot, and Werner Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath of God. Television appearances have included Six Feet Under, Judging Amy, The Practice, NYPD Blue, Seinfeld, JAG and Star Trek: Voyager. Zacapa made a guest appearance in Criminal Minds as Captain Griffith, head of the San Diego Task Force, who calls in the Behavioral Analysis Unit to help arrest a serial rapist-murderer. He won the 1998 ALMA Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Foto Novelas, a PBS drama directed by Carlos Avila.

Williams Reyes


Williams Enrique Reyes Rodríguez is a Honduran-born Salvadoran footballer who currently plays for Salvadoran side FAS.

Luis Alfredo Ramírez


Luis Alfredo Ramírez Quioto, nicknamed El Bombero, is a Honduran football striker who currently plays for Deportes Savio in the Honduran national league.

Aurelio Martinez

Musical Artist

Aurelio Martinez is a Honduran musician and politician who is also a member of the Garifuna community. He is the first black person to become a deputy in the National Congress of Honduras. His 2004 album Garifuna Soul was released internationally by Stonetree Records and won wide acclaim in world music circles. Afropop Worldwide named it a Top 10 Album of 2004 and named Martinez "newcomer of the year." In 2011, he released an album entitled Laru Beya, which included collaboration with Youssou N'Dour and Orchestra Baobab members and a tribute to Martinez's friend, the late Andy Palacio. It was produced by Ivan Duran and released on Real World Records.

David Molina

Soccer Defender

David Alejandro Molina Guerra is a Honduran football defender who currently plays for Motagua in the Honduran national league.

Édgar Flores


Edgar Flores is a Honduran actor born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He starred in the Cary Joji Fukunaga movie Sin Nombre in the role of Willy, nicknamed El Casper, a Mara Salvatrucha gang member in Chiapas, Mexico. He was picked through Terco Producciones, which was responsible for the Honduran casting of the lead role for Sin Nombre. Edgar Flores had participated earlier in a Honduran national casting call for the miniseries Diferentes a Todos and was cast. The program was produced by Promega, directed by Francisco Andino, and produced by Francis Mejía. He is currently working for Promega in Honduras and is studying at the same time.

Policarpo Paz García


Policarpo Juan Paz García was a Honduran military leader and autocrat who served as President of Honduras from 7 August 1978 until 27 January 1982. Paz took power in 1978 in a "cocaine coup" financed by the Medellín Cartel-linked drug lord Juan Matta-Ballesteros. The CIA took "a close and friendly interest" in the coup as Paz, unlike his predecessor Juan Alberto Melgar Castro, was a keen supporter of Nicaragua's Anastasio Somoza Debayle. Under Paz, the Honduran army and intelligence service received a cut of Matta-Ballesteros' profits in return for protection, as Honduras became a major shipment route for cocaine and marijuana from Colombia. When the US Drug Enforcement Administration set up its first office in Tegucigalpa in 1981, its resident agent "rapidly came to the accurate conclusion that the entire Honduran government was deeply involved in the drug trade." His tenure is also noted for corruption, and the high level of military repression, including the startling leap of activity attributable to Battalion 316, a secret right-wing paramilitary death squad trained by the CIA. The services of Batalión 3-16 were called upon during the Reagan administration and the American military activity in Central America to support the Contras.

Mauricio Sabillón


Mauricio Alberto Sabillón Peña is a Honduran football player who currently plays for Marathón. He has also been a member of the Honduran national football team since 2001.

Julio César Arzú

Soccer Goalkeeper

Julio César Arzú aka Tile is a retired Honduran football player.

José María Medina


José María Medina served as President of Honduras three times during the 1860s and 1870s. Medina was born in Gracias a Dios Department. He joined the Honduran army age 18, and fought against William Walker's attempts to conquer Central America. His first term in office was served as temporary President between 1 September and 31 December 1863. Medina was then elected President in 1864. According to the 1848 constitution he was eligible for a second term in office. However in 1865 he convened a Constitutional Convention, which adopted a new constitution on 18 September. This restricted the President to a single term in office, as well as making the National Congress unicameral. The Convention made Medina the provisional President, which was confirmed in a December 1865 election. In order to win a second term after the adoption of the new constitution. He convened a new Convention, which approved the changes to the constitution and also elected him President for a second term. However, following protests, he held a referendum on the issue, which was approved by over 95% of voters. However,on 26 July 1872 he was ousted from power after a revolt by the Liberals.

Carlos Will Mejía

Soccer Midfielder

Carlos Will Mejía García is a Honduran football midfielder, who currently plays for Olimpia in the Honduran National League.