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Gang kills four police in operation to free leader

Tegucigalpa - Armed men killed four police officers and wounded another four as they freed a leader of the notorious MS-13 gang from a court in Honduras, authorities said.

Honduras waiting for Israeli reciprocity for embassy move

Tegucigalpa - Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Friday that his government would transfer its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem once Israel opens an embassy in Tegucigalpa.

Prison clashes leave 36 dead in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - At least 36 people were killed in weekend clashes in Honduran prisons as the military and police try to regain control after a spate of murders linked to the criminal gangs plaguing the country.

At least 18 prisoners dead in clash at Honduras jail

Tegucigalpa - At least 18 inmates died and 16 were injured in overnight clashes between prisoners in Honduras after fighting erupted at a jail in the northern port town of Tela, prison officials said Saturday.

Four get 50-year terms in Honduras for activist murder

Tegucigalpa - A court in Honduras on Monday sentenced four men to 50 years in prison for the 2016 murder of high-profile environmental activist Berta Caceres -- a slaying that sparked international outrage.

Police clash with protesters demanding Honduran leader resign

Tegucigalpa - Honduran police used teargas against protesters demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez Wednesday in Tegucigalpa, hours after a march by thousands of the leader's supporters.

Honduran president hits back at US court's bribery allegations

Tegucigalpa - Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Thursday he placed his trust in the US justice system following allegations in a New York court that he took millions in bribes from drug lords rocked his presidency.

Honduras signs migrant deal with US

Tegucigalpa - Honduras has signed a deal with Washington to accept migrants applying for asylum in the United States, becoming the third Central American country to do so after El Salvador and Guatemala.

Honduras recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will travel to Israel on Friday to inaugurate a "diplomatic office" in Jerusalem, recognizing the holy city as Israel's capital.

Three dead and seven injured in soccer match riots in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - At least three people died and seven were injured in riots Saturday night between rival soccer fans ahead of a national championship game in Honduras, a hospital treating the victims said.

Honduran hospitals overrun by dengue fever epidemic

La Paz - Of Honduras' 32 public hospitals, 26 are overflowing with patients due to what health authorities are calling the worst dengue fever epidemic in the past half century.

Lobster fishing in Honduras: a poisoned chalice

Puerto Lempira - Diving for lobsters in the Caribbean waters around Honduras provides a vital source of income for the local indigenous population in La Mosquitia, but it's an extremely hazardous occupation.

Honduran families receive bodies of sunk fishing boat victims

Puerto Lempira - Families of the 27 people who died after a Honduran fishing boat sank have started receiving the bodies of their relatives, as the country's president ordered a probe into the incident.

27 dead as fishing boat sinks off Honduras

Tegucigalpa - At least 27 people died and nine were missing Wednesday when their fishing boat sank off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, the country's military said.

Honduras to mark coup anniversary with anti-government protest

Tegucigalpa - Thousands of Hondurans will take to the streets Friday in the latest mass demonstration against President Juan Orlando Hernandez, under whose watch gang violence and corruption have made the country the epicenter of Central American migration to the Un...

Honduran forces fire on students, 5 hurt: officials

Tegucigalpa - Honduran military police opened fire on protesting students at a university on Monday, wounding at least five, campus and hospital officials said.

Three killed in Honduras protests as army deploys

Tegucigalpa - Troops patrolled the streets of the Honduran capital Friday after three people were killed in violent protests against President Juan Orlando Hernandez, authorities and relatives said Friday.

Masked group targets US embassy with arson attack during protests

Tegucigalpa - Masked protesters set fire to the gate of the US embassy in Honduras on Friday during massive demonstrations against public sector reforms in the country.

Deported Honduran migrant gives up on American dream

Siguatepeque - Honduran Ruth Elizabeth Gomez gave up on her American dream after US immigration authorities locked her in a cold cell and then deported her back home.

Honduran revolving door migrants ready to return to US

San Pedro Sula - Victor Aguilera tried to get into the United States by fair means or foul, but like thousands before him, he was caught and deported back to the Honduran city he came from.
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