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Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika

Tegucigalpa - Armed with brooms, spades and hoes, Hondurans by the thousands took part in a day of national mobilization to try and eradicate mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, the government said.

Honduras declares national emergency over Zika virus

Tegucigalpa - Honduras has declared a state of emergency after officials said the number of Zika infections is rising at an "alarming" rate in the Central American country.

Honduras to make archeological dig for mysterious 'White City'

Tegucigalpa - Honduras said Thursday it was starting a major archeological dig for a mysterious, ancient "White City" supposedly hidden in jungle in its northeast that explorers and legends have spoken of for centuries.

First Hondurans deported from U.S. this year arrive home

Tegucigalpa - The first 115 Hondurans to be deported from the United States this year arrived home on Monday, a group that looks after them said.The expulsion on a flight to the northern city of San Pedro Sula is a relatively common occurrence.

U.S. roundup, deportation of Central American families begins

Norcross - Federal immigration authorities launched a controversial crackdown targeting Central American families who entered the United States illegally, raiding and arresting undocumented asylum seekers despite the deadly dangers they face in their homelands.

U.S. requests ex-Honduran VP's extradition on drug trafficking

Tegucigalpa - The United States has requested the extradition of former Honduran vice president Jaime Rosenthal, one of the country's biggest tycoons, whom it accuses of drug trafficking and money laundering, Tegucigalpa said.

Honduras torches effigies of president, 2015's problems

El Prado - Hondurans ushered in 2016 on Friday by burning symbols of last year's problems -- an effigy of President Juan Orlando Hernandez among them.

Honduras braces for U.S. deportation of its citizens

Tegucigalpa - Honduras said Monday it was preparing for the return of thousands of its citizens following reports the US was planning a mass deportation of Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty.

Honduras IDs killers of football star Peralta

Tegucigalpa - The gunmen who murdered Honduras-born international football star Arnold Peralta in his hometown last week have been identified and are being sought, officials said on Wednesday.

Honduran international footballer Peralta shot dead

Tegucigalpa - International midfielder Arnold Peralta was killed in a drive-by shooting in a car park of a shopping mall in his native Honduras, police said.

Japanese princess fetes 40 years of volunteers in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Japan's Princess Mako and Honduran First Lady Ana Garcia de Hernandez on Tuesday celebrated four decades of Japanese volunteers visiting Honduras to help develop medicine, art, science and other activities.

Honduras has 'ecological catastrophe' with Southern pine beetle

The southern pine bark beetle is a tenacious critter, native to the forests of the southern United States, Mexico and Central America. While it's always been present in Honduran forests, climate change has vastly increased the beetle's numbers.

Honduran army goes to war against invading bugs

Tegucigalpa - For Honduran soldiers fanning out in the pine forest the enemy is like no other: numbering in the thousands, invading a sizeable chunk of their country and causing incalculable environmental damage.Their tenacious adversary?

Syrians using stolen passports freed on bail in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Five Syrian men jailed in Honduras for arriving with stolen Greek passports were freed on bail by a judge Tuesday after authorities deemed them migrants and not security risks.

Three children among six dead in new Honduras massacre

Tegucigalpa - Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least six people -- three of them children -- on Saturday in Honduras in the third massacre in a week, police said.

Seven massacred by gunmen in Honduran capital

Tegucigalpa - Seven people were murdered in Tegucigalpa Wednesday by gunmen in the second massacre in as many days in Honduras, a Central American country gripped by gang violence, police said.

Honduras to charge Syrians using false documents to get to US

Tegucigalpa - Honduras moved Thursday to charge five Syrian men for using falsified Greek passports to try to get to the United States, while Costa Rica arrested a Syrian woman also using a suspect Greek passport.

Honduras arrests five Syrians headed to US with stolen passports

Tegucigalpa - Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday in the wake of the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists.

Opposition journalist sentenced to jail in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran opposition journalist who was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in prison for "insulting" a prosecutor's wife denounced what he said was retaliation from the president for uncovering public embezzlement.

Students, police clash in Honduras capital during anti-graft protest

Tegucigalpa - Rock-hurling students clashed with riot police firing tear gas and water cannon in Honduras' capital Wednesday at a demonstration seeking a UN probe of alleged government graft.
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