Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:17 pm
Honduras once again passes 'model cities' law
The Associated Press
Congressman Rodolfo Irias of the ruling National Party says the law "includes the necessary modifications" to answer concerns about unconstitutionality.
The vote was 110 to 13, with 5 abstentions.
The court's rejection of the plan led Congress to fire four of the court's five justices in December.
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.
The project was opposed by civic groups as well as the indigenous people.