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Honduran president and wife test positive for coronavirus

Jun 17, 2020 - 5:59 PM

The Latin American nation has registered just under 10,000 COVID-19 infections, according to the health ministry, and 330 deaths

POSITIVE. This photo taken on June 15, 2020, shows Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez wearing a face mask in Tegucigalpa. File photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP

Mexico deports 2,300 Hondurans from '2020 Caravan'

Jan 28, 2020 - 4:09 PM

Mexican authorities say the deportations were carried out 'in compliance with the migration law and with full respect for human rights'

SCUFFLE. Members of the Mexican National Guard scuffle with Central American migrants - mostly Hondurans heading in a caravan to the US - in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas State, Mexico, on January 23, 2020. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Prison clashes leave 36 dead in Honduras

Dec 23, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The killings come shortly after President Juan Orlando Hernandez ordered the army and the police to take control of the country's 27 prisons

Palestinians to file complaint over Honduras' recognizing Jerusalem

Aug 30, 2019 - 1:30 PM

President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras announces that his country would open a diplomatic office in Jerusalem

PROTEST. The Palestinian national flag on the slope of the hill in the city of Rawabi built in the West bank. Shutterstock.com

5 killed in Honduras plane crash, no survivors

May 19, 2019 - 11:47 AM

4 Canadian tourists and their American pilot all perished while on their way to Trujillo City

RECOVERY EFFORTS. Honduran firefighters at the site of an accident where a light plane crashed into the sea at the Isla Bonita Area, in Roatan, Honduras on May 18, 2019. Photo by HO/Honduran Firefighters/AFP

350 migrants force their way into into Mexico as new caravan arrives

Apr 13, 2019 - 1:15 PM

"Today at 3:30 am," says the National Migration Institute, "a group of approximately 350 people broke violently across the Mexican border from Guatemala."

CARAVAN. Central American migrants heading in caravan to the US rest at the park Hidalgo in Tapachula in Mexico on April 12, 2019. Photo by Pep Companys / AFP

Journalist shot dead in southern Honduras

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:29 AM

Police says Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez, a TV reporter, was shot and wounded in the street and taken to a clinic, where he died

KILLED. Screen capture of Honduran news site Criterio.hn showing Valle TV reporter Leonardo Garbriel Hernandez.

Brother of Honduran president arrested in U.S. over drug ties – officials

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Juan Antonio Hernandez is arrested after his brother, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, declared that 'no one is above the law'

Honduran President and presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez waves to supporters in Tegucigalpa after the general elections on November 26, 2017.  Honduras' six million voters are to cast ballots in a controversial election Sunday in which President Juan Orlando Hernandez is seeking a second mandate despite a constitutional one-term limit. This small country is at the heart of Central America's "triangle of death," an area plagued by gangs and poverty. / AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO ARANGUA

U.S. troops limited to batons on Mexico border

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:15 PM

American troops on the border with Mexico can intervene to quell violence but will be armed only with batons, says Defense Minister Jim Mattis

WATCHFUL. A soldier from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion looks across the Rio Grande River from Laredo, Texas, into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, where a group of people hang out on the river bank on November 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

1,000 Honduran migrants break Guatemala police cordon

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Guatemala's human rights ombudsman, Jordan Rodas, calls on his country's authorities in a statement to 'protect' the rights of Hondurans during their stay in the country

MIGRATION TROUBLES. Honduran migrants taking part in a caravan heading to the US, tear down the border fence between Ciudad Tecun Uman in Guatemala and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on October 28, 2018. Photo by Santiago Billy/AFP

Maduro calls U.S. vice president 'a madman' for linking Venezuela to caravan

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Nicolas Maduro, the socialist president of Venezuela, says 'imperialist paranoia' leads the US 'to accuse Maduro and Venezuela of everything that happens to them'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a rally in Caracas on February 7, 2018. Maduro launched Wednesday a political movement to promote his candidacy for reelection. / AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO PARRA

Family border crossings surge to 'crisis' levels – White House

Oct 24, 2018 - 3:49 PM

US Customs and Border Protection says it has apprehended 16,658 people who arrived in the country in families last month, some 900 more than August and nearly 12,000 more than September one year ago

AT THE BORDER. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle illuminates a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. File photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Trump to cut Central America aid as migrant caravan rolls on

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:00 AM

(UPDATED) The United Nations say more than 7,000 people are now heading toward the United States

A Honduran migrant taking part in a caravan heading to the US, leans against the border fence as he waits to cross the border from Ciudad Tecun Uman in Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on October 22, 2018. President Donald Trump on Monday called the migrant caravan heading toward the US-Mexico border a national emergency, saying he has alerted the US border patrol and military. ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP

Mexico allows caravan women, children in, but thousands still stranded

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Migrants are generally fleeing poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their turf with brutal violence

STRANDED. Aerial view of a Honduran migrant caravan heading to the US, on the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 20, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Honduras identifies 459 children separated from families in U.S.

Jul 14, 2018 - 1:23 PM

The US government comes under fierce international criticism for forcibly separating thousands of families, most of them from Central America

SEPARATION. Guatemalan Elsa Ortiz, who was deported from the US in June, holds a videoconference with her son Antony Tovar Ortiz who remains in the United States, as she asks to have him back while demonstrating outside the hotel where US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and authorities from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico, are holding a meeting in Guatemala City on July 10, 2018. Photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

Why is the Trump administration separating immigrant families?

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Here is a look at the key facts and figures behind the crisis

AT THE BORDER. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle illuminates a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

'No legitimacy': Honduran president begins second term amid angry protests

Jan 28, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Supporters of defeated opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla accuse him of setting up a 'military dictatorship,' and insist that the election was stolen

PRESIDENT. Public outcry welcomes Juan Orlando Hernandez as he assumes as president of Honduras. AFP photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

After more than 22 hours the image of the Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:03 PM

A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits the waters off the coast of Hondura, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores

Map courtesy USGS

Honduran president declared winner of disputed poll

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:18 AM

The declaration could deepen a spiral of violence that has occurred since the election

DECLARED WINNER. In this file photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez addresses supporters following victory in the primary elections of the National Party in Tegucigalpa, March 12, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Honduras president keeps lead in disputed vote after recount

Dec 11, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The small Central American nation of 10 million has been mired in uncertainty since the vote

LEADING IN COUNT. In this file photo, Honduran President and presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez waves to supporters in Tegucigalpa after the general elections on November 26, 2017. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Marches back Honduras president in drawn-out, contested election

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:23 AM

The country's electoral authority has still not declared a winner, even though the final count was given as 42.98% for Juan Orlando Hernandez and 41.38% for Salvador Nasralla

WHO WINS? Supporters of Honduran President and presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez take part in a march on December 7, 2017 in Tegucigalpa. Photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

Opposition demands full recount of disputed Honduras election

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:32 AM

The demand, issued by opposition leader Manuel Zelaya, a former president, ups the ante in a struggle between incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez and the opposition's candidate, former TV presenter Salvador Nasralla

DEMANDING A RECOUNT. Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya speaks during an exclusive interview with AFP in Tegucigalpa, on December 5, 2017. Johan Ordonez/AFP

Hondurans protest 'fraud' as vote count rolls on

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:23 PM

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announces a review of 1,006 votes presenting inconsistencies – despite the opposing Alliance Against the Dictatorship calling for 5,173 votes to be scrutinized

COUNT CONTiNUES. Members of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) count votes in Tegucigalpa on December 3, 2017. Johan Ordonez/AFP

State of emergency in Honduras after post-vote violence

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:47 PM

President Juan Orlando Hernandez declares state of emergency and imposes a nighttime curfew from 6 pm to 6 am following protests

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Honduras opposition candidate alleges fraud in presidential vote

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Salvador Nasralla says Juan Orlando Hernandez is colluding with the army and the electoral authorities to forge new results sheets and give himself the edge in Sunday's (November 26) presidential election

SPECIAL CARGO. Employees of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) work in Tegucigalpa, on November 28, 2017. AFP

Honduras president declares himself vote winner prior to official result

Nov 27, 2017 - 2:12 PM

The opposition has denounced the Constitutional Court's decision to allow Hernandez to run for re-election – despite a constitutional one-term limit

ANOTHER TERM? Honduran President and presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez waves to supporters in Tegucigalpa after the general elections on November 26, 2017. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

FACT CHECK: PCOO's Mocha Uson shares wrong photo of PH army

May 30, 2017 - 10:21 AM

This is not the first unverified image that the PCOO Assistant Secretary has shared

At least 4 dead in Honduras football stadium stampede

May 29, 2017 - 9:42 AM

A stampede leaves at least 4 dead and 15 wounded at an overcrowded Honduran stadium hosting a championship football match

MAN DOWN. Rescue workers assist an injured supporter of Honduran team Motagua after a stampede at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa on May 28, 2017. Orlando Sierra/AFP

Honduran president wins party primary, eyeing re-election

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Seventeen parties field candidates in Honduras s party primaries on for local councils national and Central American lawmakers 3 vice presidents and for the post of president

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez addresses supporters following victory in the primary elections of the National Party in Tegucigalpa, March 12, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Honduras vs Nigeria: Misi membawa pulang kebanggaan

Aug 20, 2016 - 3:39 PM

Nigeria tak boleh pulang dengan tangan hampa Peluang meraih medali perunggu di depan mata

Pemain Jerman Serge Gnabry (kiri) menghadapi kiper Nigeria Emmanuel Daniel dalam laga semi final. Foto: Akun Twitter Resmi Timnas Jerman.

LIVE BLOG: Semifinal sepak bola Olimpiade Rio 2016

Aug 17, 2016 - 11:34 PM

Siapa yang akan melaju ke babak final di Olimpiade Rio 2016?

Brasil vs Honduras: Menanti pesta di Maracana

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Grafik permainan Neymar dan kawan kawan sedang menanjak Jangan sampai momen positif ini hilang

Neymar (L) of Brazil in action against Harakawa (R) of Japan during a friendly match between the Olympic teams of Brazil and Japan at the Serra Dourada stadium in Goiania, Brazil, 30 July 2016. EPA/Fernando Bizerra Jr.

Honduras protest demands international probe into activist's murder

Jun 16, 2016 - 8:34 AM

Around 500 indigenous Lenca people held a protest demanding an international probe into the March murder of a widely respected activist from their community Berta Caceres

Honduras Lenca natives protest in Tegucigalpa on June 15, 2016 against the murder of indigenous environmentalist Berta Caceres last March. Orlando Sierra/AFP

Messi feeling better after injury scare – doctor

May 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The Argentina Football Association AFA says Lionel Messi suffered a significant bone and soft tissue contusion of the left rib cage and lumbar paraspinal area

INJURY SCARE. Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (C) is assisted after being injured during a friendly football match against Honduras. Photo by EITAN ABRAMOVICH / AFP

Messi taken to hospital after injury scare in Argentina-Honduras friendly

May 28, 2016 - 10:49 AM

An alarming incident involving Lionel Messi midway through the second half forces the Barcelona superstar to leave the field clutching his lower back in pain

INJURY SCARE. Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (C) is assisted after being injured during a friendly football match against Honduras. Photo by EITAN ABRAMOVICH / AFP

4 arrested over activist's murder in Honduras

May 03, 2016 - 9:04 AM

The 4 had been linked to the March 3 killing of Berta Caceres a 45 year old activist for indigenous environmental and social issues

Members of the Latin American Network of Women Defendor of Social and Environmental Rights pay tribute to Honduran activist killed Berta Caceres, at a square of San Salvador, El Salvador, April 26, 2016. Oscar Rivera/EPA

Thousands attend funeral of slain Honduran environmentalist

Mar 06, 2016 - 8:12 AM

In 2015 Berta Caceres won the Goldman Environmental Prize considered the world s top award for grassroots environmental activism

Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika

Feb 07, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Some 200 000 residents of this Central American nation spent Saturday ridding homes and gardens of standing water and fumigating areas suspected of harboring larvae from the virus carrying mosquito

Photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP

Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:52 AM

With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child

ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, 22 January 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA

Central America's violent Northern Triangle records 17,422 murders in 2015

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:52 AM

The figures released this week confirms the region s reputation for the worst homicide rates in the world outside of war zones

In this file photo, a Guatemalan policewoman (2-L) takes pictures of the body of one of the two assailants that were shot down by the authorities following an attack against a police station in Guatemala City, Guatemala, October 1, 2015. Esteban Biba/EPA

US requests ex-Honduran VP's extradition on drug trafficking

Jan 03, 2016 - 2:03 PM

One of Honduras biggest tycoons and former vice president is accused of drug trafficking money laundering tax fraud and falsifying public documents

TYCOON-POLITICIAN. Former Honduran Vice President Jaime Rosenthal is accused of money laundering and drug trafficking. File photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP

Honduras president admits his party took skimmed funds

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:48 AM

Just like everyone I am outraged President Juan Orlando Hernandez says pledging investigators will get to the bottom of all of this

In this file photo, Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado speaks during a joint press conference with EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (not pictured), after a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, October 2, 2014. Julien Warnand/EPA

Miss World showdown in London in shadow of murder

Dec 12, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Some 121 contestants from Albania to Zimbabwe are taking part in the pageant but there will be no representative from Honduras following the fatal shooting of finalist Maria Jose Alvarado

Miss Honduras' murder suspects back in court

Nov 27, 2014 - 11:06 AM

A judge in San Pedro Sula issues a formal processing order for Plutarco Antonio Ruiz who allegedly killed 19 year old Miss World contestant Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister 24 year old Sophia Trinidad

The alleged murderer of Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia Trinidad – his girlfriend – Plutarco Antonio Ruiz, is escorted from jail to a court to testify before a judge in Santa Barbara, Honduras, on November 25, 2014. Orlando Sierra/AFP

Suspect in Miss Honduras murder declines to testify

Nov 26, 2014 - 6:39 AM

Suspect Plutarco Ruiz declines to testify in a brief appearance before the judge as does three people accused of helping him cover up the crime

FOUND. Honduras' Army soldiers carry the body of Miss Hoduras, Maria Jose Alvarado on November 19, 2014 near Aguagua river in Santa Barbara, 200 km northeast Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Orlando Sierra/AFP

Honduras buries slain Miss World contestant, sister

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:35 PM

Mourners hold a dawn vigil for Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad Alvarado

GONE TOO SOON. A picture made available on 17 November 2014 shows Miss World Honduras 2014 Maria Jose Alvarado in the ceremony of the event in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 26 April 2014.Stringer/EPA

Miss Honduras shot dead 'after fleeing sister's boyfriend'

Nov 20, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Report: A jealous Plutarco Ruiz shot his girlfriend Sofia Trinidad first before shooting her sister Maria Jose Alvarado – the reigning Miss Honduras – as she tried to escape

FOUND. Honduras' Army soldiers carry the body of Miss Hoduras, Maria Jose Alvarado on November 19, 2014 near Aguagua river in Santa Barbara, 200 km northeast Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Orlando Sierra/AFP

Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

Nov 19, 2014 - 9:11 PM

UPDATED Maria Jose Alvarado who was crowned Miss Honduras in April and had planned to fly to London to compete in the Miss World pageant disappeared with her sister Sofia Trinidad last Thursday

MISSING. A picture made available on 17 November 2014 shows Miss World Honduras 2014 Maria Jose Alvarado in the ceremony of the event in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 26 April 2014.Stringer/EPA

Police intensify search for abducted Miss Honduras

Nov 19, 2014 - 9:03 AM

The reigning Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad disappeared on Thursday November 13 outside Honduras northern city of Santa Barbara

MISSING. A picture made available on 17 November 2014 shows Miss World Honduras 2014 Maria Jose Alvarado in the ceremony of the event in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 26 April 2014.Stringer/EPA