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Indigenous leader killed by gunmen in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - An indigenous leader in Honduras was killed Friday by five armed men who burst into his home, fellow activists and officials said.

Five killed in second attack on Honduras family

Tegucigalpa - A family in Honduras' capital was attacked overnight for the second time in as many days by a gang exacting a murderous price on those refusing to meet its extortion demands, relatives and police said Tuesday.

Honduras manages to stall pine-munching bugs' march

Siguatepeque - Over the past three years, Honduras has lost a quarter of its pine forests to a plague of bark-munching beetles.Now though, after a long campaign that saw soldiers wielding chainsaws to contain the bug invasion, a little green is growing back.

US gives $125 mn to Honduras to stem emigration

Tegucigalpa - The United States on Tuesday gave Honduras the first $125 million from a regional scheme aimed at curbing emigration from Central America to its borders, according to officials.

Journalist shot dead in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A journalist has been shot dead in northern Honduras, hospital officials said, becoming the 69th member of the media killed in the violence-plagued Central American country since 2003.

Mexican sues Honduras for detention after activist's murder

Tegucigalpa - A Mexican who survived a murderous attack on a fellow activist in her Honduran home lodged an international complaint on Monday against Honduras for detaining him in the country for weeks after the killing.

Op-Ed: Barack Obama's criminal legacy on war, torture and Guant√°namo

President Barack Obama leaves behind a criminal legacy on war, torture and Guant√°namo Bay. This isn't hyperbole, it's legal fact, as what follows will amply demonstrate.

Honduras vows to defend nationals in US

Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez vowed Thursday to ensure Hondurans living in the United States -- many of them illegally -- are protected, following the election of Donald Trump on an anti-immigrant platform.

Honduras president wants to break term limit just once

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, said Wednesday he wants to put aside a constitutional bar on his re-election just once, and would not stand again after elections in a year's time.

Defying term limit, Honduran president to run in 2017

Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Sunday he will seek re-election in 2017, reigniting debate on a single-term limit that has deeply divided the country and led to a previous president's ouster.

Honduras stops 500-plus crowd bent on burning down prison

Tegucigalpa - Police in Honduras stopped buses carrying some 500 gang members and relatives headed to a maximum security prison to set it on fire and help inmates escape, police said.

Governments in Central America failing to protect citizens: NGO

Tegucigalpa - Central American governments are failing to stem soaring violent crime, pushing people to flee north in record numbers, Amnesty International said.

Thousands flee Honduras gangs' killings, threats

San Pedro Sula - Nelson fled Honduras for the United States to escape a murderous gang that was trying to force him to sell drugs.Just 23, he was deported back to his homeland, his 46-year-old mother Marina says. He was soon dead.

Path cleared for Honduras president to seek re-election

Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been cleared a path to run for re-election next year -- despite similar constitutional tinkering ending in the forced ouster of a predecessor in 2009.

Migrants' 'American dream' turns to nightmare in Honduras

- For many Latin Americans, the "American dream" refers to making the risky trip north to a new, safe and hopefully prosperous life in the United States.

Zika suspected in 6 deaths in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Six people have died and 10 babies have been born with defects in Honduras in cases feared to have been caused by Zika, the health minister said Tuesday.

New microcephaly cases in Honduras raise alarm bells

Choluteca - Six Honduran women have delivered babies with the birth defect microcephaly in just three days, raising fresh concerns about the spread of the Zika virus, doctors said on Saturday.

Honduras denies murdered activist was on army 'hit list'

Tegucigalpa - Honduran authorities on Wednesday denied a British newspaper report alleging their military had issued orders to kill a high-profile environmental activist who was murdered at her home in March.

Mayor suspected of massacre arrested in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A mayor in Honduras suspected of involvement in a massacre of five people was arrested on Tuesday and is being held in the capital pending an investigation, police said.

Central America, Mexico, U.S. hold talks on migration

Tegucigalpa - The United States, Mexico and Central American nations began talks on Tuesday in Honduras' capital on a shared action plan to tackle a wave of migration, much of it from Cuba and African countries.
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