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Honduran president and wife test positive for coronavirus

Tegucigalpa - The Honduran president has said he and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus.The Latin American nation has registered just under 10,000 COVID-19 infections, according to the health ministry, and 330 deaths.

Six women prisoners murdered by inmates in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Six women were killed by alleged gang members at a women's prison near the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, the National Penitentiary Institute said on Sunday.

Hondurans block highway to prevent COVID-19 burials

Tegucigalpa - Hundreds of people in Honduras blocked a highway on Monday to prevent COVID-19 funerals taking place near their communities.

Ex-Honduras president disgraced by FIFAgate dies aged 76

Tegucigalpa - Honduran ex-president Rafael Callejas, who pleaded guilty in the United States for his part in the sweeping FIFAgate football corruption scandal, died Saturday aged 76, his family said.

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.
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