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US court convicts Honduran president's brother of drug trafficking

New York - A New York court convicted the Honduran president's brother of drug trafficking Friday, a verdict immediately rejected by the Central American leader while opponents called for his resignation.

US court finds Honduran president's brother guilty of drug charges

New York - A New York court found the brother of the president of Honduras guilty of drug trafficking Friday, in a blow to the leader of the Central American country.

US gives security support to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador would receive assistance on law enforcement and security issues after they signed immigration agreements with Washington.

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.

US prosecutor says Honduran president took fortune in drug bribes

New York - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez took millions of dollars in bribes from drug lords including jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a US prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of his brother's trial.

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 agrees to accept asylum-seekers turned away at US border

The Trump administration says it has a deal that paves the way to send many asylum-seekers to Honduras, one of the world’s most violent countries, to seek protection there.

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.

Migrants raking up the risks in crossing Mexico for the US

Palenque - He has negotiated dense jungle and clung precariously with other migrants to a freight train, taking on the combined might of two countries' ever more rigid immigration authorities -- but Jose Contreras isn't giving up his dream of reaching the United ...

Mexico, Honduras agree to create 20,000 jobs and stem migration

Minatitl - A scheme to create 20,000 jobs in Honduras has been agreed between the country's president and Mexico's leader in an attempt to stem the flow of migrants toward the United States.

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.

The 'American Dream' of many migrants becoming a Mexican one

Tapachula - Honduran Rolando Rodrigo arrived last week in the Mexican city of Tapachula with his family, just one stop on the long route to the United States and the dream of a new life free from the poverty and gang violence that wracks their homeland.

US diverts Central America aid to boost Venezuela's Guaido

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration is diverting nearly $42 million in development aid from Guatemala and Honduras to promote Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido, including paying staff salaries, an internal document showed.

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.

Top US official to meet Salvadoran, Honduran leaders on migration

Washington - The US head of homeland security will hold migration talks with the presidents of El Salvador and Honduras beginning Monday, after a viral photo of a drowned father and daughter shone a harsh spotlight on the crisis at the US-Mexican border.

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.

US says CentrAm aid depends on 'actions' to curb migration

Washington - The United States said Monday it would not offer any more aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras unless they take "concrete actions" to deter undocumented migrants from heading for the US.

Mexico detains 791 migrants, including 368 children under eight

Coatzacoalcos - A total of 791 Central American migrants, including 368 children under the age of eight, have been detained in the Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said Sunday.

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.

Mexican authorities rescue 143 kidnapped Hondurans: official

Mexico - Mexican authorities rescued a group of 143 Honduran migrants, including 71 minors, who had been kidnapped in the violence-prone southern state of Veracruz, officials said on Wednesday.

Hondurans defy Trump to head north for US border

San Pedro Sula - A new migrant caravan of around a thousand Hondurans hit out for the United States border on Wednesday in defiance of threats from US President Donald Trump.

Hundreds of migrants form caravan in Honduras to head for the US

San Pedro Sula - Almost 1,000 people gathered Tuesday night in the town of San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras to form a new caravan to reach the United States, police said.
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A stream winds through part of an unexplored valley in Mosquitia in eastern Honduras  a region long ...
A stream winds through part of an unexplored valley in Mosquitia in eastern Honduras, a region long rumored to contain a legendary “White City,” also called the City of the Monkey God. (Screen grab)
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Former British Special Air Service (SAS) soldiers prepare a helicopter pilot for liftoff from a landing zone cleared to ferry the team and supplies to the site of the lost city. (screen grab)
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An aerial view of Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras.
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Honduras: National Party presidential candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez is interviewed as foreign correspondents tour his campaign headquarters in Tegucigalpa November 21, 2013. Hernandez, vows a crackdown on drug violence that has made the country the world's murder capital
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Guanaja Island  in the Caribbean  sits 70 miles off the coast of Honduras.
Guanaja Island, in the Caribbean, sits 70 miles off the coast of Honduras.
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Entrance to the prison of Comayagua in Honduras. The sign reads:  Justice be made though the world p...
Entrance to the prison of Comayagua in Honduras. The sign reads: "Justice be made though the world perish" (Screengrab La Prensa, Honduras)
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The southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis.
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Ribbon worm filmed in Roatan, Honduras at Calvin's Crack on a rainy overcast day with low ambient lighting.
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Crossing Mexico's Southern border on the Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
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A “were-jaguar” effigy, likely representing a combination of a human and spirit animal, is part of a still-buried ceremonial seat, or metate found in the site.
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Honduras  former President Manuel Zelaya leaves after a meeting at the electoral tribunal in Tegucig...
Honduras' former President Manuel Zelaya leaves after a meeting at the electoral tribunal in Tegucigalpa November 23, 2013. Honduras votes on Sunday in a tight race that pits the wife of ousted President Manuel Zelaya against Honduras' most powerful politician, Juan Hernandez, with polls showing them running neck-and-neck. Xiomara Castro, the wife of Zelaya who was deposed in a 2009 coup, led polls for much of the last year
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