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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.

Shock as Honduras national park cleared to halt bugs

- A massive bug infestation and cut-down of pine trees in a national park in Honduras has stunned residents and sparked a warning from experts that a localized spike in temperatures will ensue.

Four arrested over activist's murder in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Four people have been arrested in Honduras over the murder of a high-profile indigenous activist earlier this year, officials said.

Honduras police killed 152 over past two years: watchdog

Tegucigalpa - Honduran police killed 152 people over the past two years in various operations with no probes carried out into their use of lethal force, a violence watchdog told AFP Monday.

Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal

Tegucigalpa - Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales resigned on Friday after being mired in a scandal in which a cabal of corrupt top police officers reportedly ordered hits on anti-crime officials.

Honduras detains Argentine linked to Sinaloa cartel

Tegucigalpa - Honduran police backed by US agents on Friday arrested an Argentine man linked to the Sinaloa cartel, which was headed by jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a police spokesman said.

Deputy warden of Honduras' main prison shot dead

Tegucigalpa - The deputy warden of Honduras' main prison was shot dead Friday in an ambush on his car, police said.Juan Andres Sanchez, who helped run the Marco Aurelio penitentiary to the north of the capital Tegucigalpa, was shot and killed just outside the city.

Honduras unleashes 'Avalanche' operation on gang leaders

Tegucigalpa - Honduran authorities looking for new ways to combat gangs terrorizing the country are waging an operation called "Avalanche" to seize bank accounts, properties and even a small hospital from wealthy crime bosses.

Protests erupt at memorial for slain Honduran activist

Tegucigalpa - Mourners broke into protest at a memorial service for slain Honduran indigenous activist Berta Caceres, a renowned environmentalist whose family has labeled her killing an assassination.

Honduran environmentalist murdered: family

Tegucigalpa - Honduran indigenous activist Berta Caceres, an award-winning environmentalist, was shot and killed in her home, her family said, labeling her death an assassination.

Mayor, ex-cop arrested for suspected gang links in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - Police in Honduras on Tuesday arrested eight people, including a mayor of a town close to the capital and a former policeman, on charges of links to one of the country's most feared criminal gangs, officials said.

Honduras gets anti-corruption commission

Tegucigalpa - The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, UN-backed body in Guatemala that brought down that country's government.

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.
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