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Honduran court convicts seven in murder of environmental activist

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran court on Thursday found seven men guilty in connection with the murder of Berta Caceres, a Honduran indigenous environmental activist shot dead for opposing the construction of a dam.

Brother of Honduran president arrested in US over drug ties: officials

Tegucigalpa - Juan Antonio Hernandez, the brother of the Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, was arrested in the United States on Friday over suspected ties to drug trafficking, officials said Friday.

Unemployment, danger and violence pushing Hondurans to flee to US

Tegucigalpa - Choking back tears, Glenda Lagos laments the departure of her teenage daughter to join the Honduran migrant caravan heading to the United States despite threats from President Donald Trump to turn them back at the border.

Honduras zoo struggles to replace the drug money that built it

Santa Cruz De Yojoa - An imposingly tall giraffe, powerful African lions and proud Bengal tigers are among the many highlights of a zoo -- created by wealthy drug traffickers -- that is like a Garden of Eden in the green mountains of Honduras.

Honduran families traumatized by US-imposed separations

- Since being returned to his parents in Honduras, 16-month-old Johan has suffered from stomach problems and sleepwalking.

Honduras identifies 313 children separated from families in US

Tegucigalpa - A total of 313 Honduran children separated from their parents as a result of the United States' "zero tolerance" immigration police have been identified by Honduran consular staff, an official said on Thursday.

Honduran Air Force seizes drug trafficking planes

Tegucigalpa - The Honduran Air Force seized two light aircraft suspected of involvement in drug trafficking to the United States, the armed forces said in a statement on Monday.

In Central America, parents deported from US vow to return for children

San Pedro Sula - When Ever Sierra arrived back in his native Honduras, deported after trying to enter the US, his eight-month-old daughter's shoes were hanging from his backpack.She was being held in a detention center in McAllen, Texas, along with her mother.

Fact-check: Was migrant girl on US border taken from mother? Unfounded

Tegucigalpa - Numerous photos and videos have been circulating on social media since the United States began implementing President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy towards illegal immigrants, leading more than 2,300 children to be separated from their parents.

Six Americans injured in Honduras plane crash

Tegucigalpa - At least six Americans were injured Tuesday when a plane crashed while landing at the Honduran capital's international airport and split in two.

Hondurans mauled by 'The Beast' adapt to new lives

Choluteca - They tried to get to the United States on Mexican freight trains collectively known as "The Beast" but failed, losing a limb on the way to the frenzy of wheels slicing along tracks.

Honduras regrets loss of US protection status for its nationals

Tegucigalpa - Honduras expressed regret Friday that around 60,000 of its citizens living and working in the United States are losing special protection status under tougher migration changes brought in by President Donald Trump.

Honduras police fire tear gas at May 1 demonstrators

Tegucigalpa - Riot police fired tear gas on Tuesday to disperse thousands of May 1 demonstrators in Honduras' capital staging an opposition-led protest against President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Honduras 'unpleasantly surprised' by Trump aid threat

Tegucigalpa - Honduras said Tuesday it was "unpleasantly surprised" by a tweeted threat US President Donald Trump made about suspending aid to the poor country over a "caravan" of Central American migrants headed to the US border.

Honduras protests may have included 'extra-judicial killings': UN

Tegucigalpa - Military and police officers in Honduras used "excessive" force against protestors angry over November's disputed elections, said the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday.

Honduras energy executive arrested over activist murder

La Esperanza - Honduran authorities said they have arrested an energy company executive allegedly behind the high-profile 2016 murder of prominent environmental activist Berta Caceres.

Honduras ex-first lady arrested for embezzlement

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo, wife of Porfirio Lobo who was president from 2010 to 2014, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of embezzling millions of dollars of public funds, authorities said.

US envoy praises Honduras for Jerusalem embassy support

Tegucigalpa - The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday heaped fulsome praise on Honduras for being one of a few countries that backed the controversial US decision to its embassy to Jerusalem.

UN mediation effort on Honduras political crisis stalls

Tegucigalpa - Bitter divisions over a contested presidential election in Honduras have dimmed prospects for talks mediated by the United Nations to defuse the crisis, a former diplomat involved in the effort said Wednesday.

Honduras lawmakers debate bill seeking to curb online speech

Tegucigalpa - Lawmakers in Honduras are debating a bill that wants to fine administrators of social media networks for online comments deemed offensive or promoting "hate campaigns.
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