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Seven massacred by gunmen in Honduran capital

Tegucigalpa - Seven people were murdered in Tegucigalpa Wednesday by gunmen in the second massacre in as many days in Honduras, a Central American country gripped by gang violence, police said.

Honduras to charge Syrians using false documents to get to US

Tegucigalpa - Honduras moved Thursday to charge five Syrian men for using falsified Greek passports to try to get to the United States, while Costa Rica arrested a Syrian woman also using a suspect Greek passport.

Honduras arrests five Syrians headed to US with stolen passports

Tegucigalpa - Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday in the wake of the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists.

Opposition journalist sentenced to jail in Honduras

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran opposition journalist who was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in prison for "insulting" a prosecutor's wife denounced what he said was retaliation from the president for uncovering public embezzlement.

Students, police clash in Honduras capital during anti-graft protest

Tegucigalpa - Rock-hurling students clashed with riot police firing tear gas and water cannon in Honduras' capital Wednesday at a demonstration seeking a UN probe of alleged government graft.

Starving crocodiles finally fed amid Honduras legal row

Tegucigalpa - Some 11,000 crocodiles that have gone unfed for almost a month -- because their Honduran owners had their assets frozen due to US accusations they laundered money for drug traffickers -- were finally fed on Tuesday, officials said.

Crocodiles starve after U.S. freezes elite Honduras family's assets

- More than 10,000 crocodiles are starving to death on a farm in Honduras after the wealthy family owning them had their assets frozen because of US accusations they laundered money for drug traffickers.

Honduras: Journalist given refuge in human rights commission

Tegucigalpa - A journalist in Honduras has been given refuge in the country's human rights commission because he claims the government is plotting his assassination for exposing a corruption scandal.

Journalist takes refuge in Honduras human rights commission

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran journalist has taken refuge in the country's human rights commission in Tegucigalpa, claiming the government is plotting to assassinate him for exposing a corruption scandal.

Riot police in Honduras scuffle with protesters

Tegucigalpa - Riot police in Honduras scuffled Thursday with hunger-striking protesters trying to march on the president's palace in the latest of a series of rallies seeking his resignation for alleged massive corruption.

Thousands in anti-corruption march against Honduras president

Tegucigalpa - Tens of thousands of Hondurans marched Friday in Tegucigalpa, many with torches in hand, as they demanded the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez over an ongoing corruption scandal.

Thousands demand Honduras leader resign in latest protest

Tegucigalpa - Thousands of angry protesters marched in the Honduran capital Friday for the fourth week in a row to demand President Juan Orlando Hernandez step down over a corruption scandal.

Honduran gangs exact heavy 'war tax' from bus drivers

Tegucigalpa - Jose's scars are a constant reminder of the day gang members set him on fire for failing to pay their "war tax" -- a daily nightmare for bus drivers in Honduras.

Op-Ed: Will the world have to kiss its favorite banana goodbye?

Guayaquil - For the last six decades, banana crops in Latin America have flourished after nearly being wiped out by a nasty disease. Now there are worries that a more virulent strain of the same disease may wipe out the world's favorite banana — the Cavendish.

Thousands rally in Honduras calling for president to quit

Tegucigalpa - Thousands of protesters marched through Honduras's capital demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez over a corruption scandal that has seen growing calls for him to quit.

Honduran gangs choke small businesses with 'war tax'

Tegucigalpa - Surrounded by empty stalls, Sheila is holding on as best she can to the small stand where she sells fried bananas in what was once one of Honduras's busiest markets.

'Worst' serial rapist in Honduran history captured in Mexico

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran man serving time for raping more than 40 woman and under-aged girls has been captured in Mexico after escaping from prison in his country.

Three dead, 32 hurt in Honduras prison riot

Tegucigalpa - Three inmates were killed, including one who was shot in the head, during a riot at an overcrowded Honduran prison that left another 32 people injured, authorities said.

Three killed, 15 hurt in Honduras prison riot

Tegucigalpa - Three inmates were killed, including at least one who was fatally shot, during a Honduran prison riot that also left seven prisoners and eight guards hurt, authorities said on Wednesday.

Honduran rain forest gives up pre-Columbian 'lost city'

While searching for the fabled "White City," or the "City of the Monkey God," rumored to be located in a remote part of the Mosquitia rain forest in Honduras, an archaeological team instead found the remains of a an unknown civilization.
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