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Hurricane Iota bears down on storm-battered Central America

Tegucigalpa - Less than two weeks after powerful storm Eta killed more than 200 people across Central America, authorities warned that Hurricane Iota was set to wallop coastal areas of Nicaragua and Honduras on Monday.

Hard-hit Central America in crosshairs of another hurricane

Tegucigalpa - Honduras and Guatemala announced evacuations Friday as a second major hurricane in days closed in on Central America with the region still reeling from deadly storm Eta last week.

Eta toll rises to at least 57 in hard-hit Honduras

Tegucigalpa - The death toll in Honduras from Tropical Storm Eta has more than doubled in 24 hours, with authorities Monday reporting 57 people had died as rescuers search for bodies.

Motorcycle gunmen kill journalist in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran journalist who was a sharp government critic has been killed in a drive-by shooting, police said Monday, bringing the number of reporters killed in the country to 85 in two decades.

Honduras seizes 900kg of cocaine in joint op with Colombia

Tegucigalpa - Honduras said on Monday it had seized 900 kilos (1,984 pounds) of cocaine in a joint operation with Colombia.Military and police authorities intercepted a fishing boat on Sunday in the eastern department of Gracias a Dios.

Body of missing environmentalist found in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A missing environmentalist who recently said he feared for his life has been found dead in Honduras, a country considered high-risk for human rights and environmental defenders, humanitarian groups said Tuesday.

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.
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