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Honduras revives its controversial model-cities project

Thursday, January 24, 2013


The Honduran congress approved once again a "model cities" project that the country's Supreme Court had previously declared unconstitutional because it would create special development zones outside the jurisdiction of ordinary Honduran law.

Congressman Rodolfo Irias of the ruling National Party says the law "includes the necessary modifications" to answer concerns about unconstitutionality.

The plan would create "special development regions" with their own independent tax and justice systems, to spur economic growth in this Central American country struggling with corruption and crime.

Source: Fox News