cnn source but this is good news where ever it comes from:
Monday, April 19, 2004 Posted: 10:33 PM EDT (0233 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Honduras has confirmed that it will join Spain in withdrawing its troops from Iraq "in the shortest possible time."
"I have told the coalition countries that the troops are going to return from Iraq," President Ricardo Maduro said in a speech on national television and radio Monday, Reuters reports.
"I have ordered ... the carrying out of the decision taken in the shortest possible time and under safe conditions for our troops."
Around 370 soldiers from Honduras, a strong U.S. ally in Central America, have been clearing mines and providing medical care in central Iraq.
Earlier this month, El Salvador said its 350 troops would remain in Iraq but the Dominican Republic said it would not replace a similarly sized contingent when it was time to rotate out the current deployment, but that date was unclear.
The Latin American forces are deployed with the Spanish contingent in southern Iraq.