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Honduras roads blocked in protests against election results

Tegucigalpa - Activists blocked roads and clashed with police in Honduras on Saturday as part of nationwide protests against the contested re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Central America fears for US remittances as deportations loom

- Uncertainty and fear are rising in Central American countries over how many families will manage to get by when remittances from the US are cut off under plans by the Trump administration to make tens of thousands of Salvadorans and Nicaraguans leave.

Honduras post-election crisis leaves dozens dead

San Pedro Sula - A wave of violence in Honduras triggered by a contested presidential election in November has left dozens of people dead and hundreds in jail, officials and human rights activists say.

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

Tegucigalpa - A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit off Honduras late Tuesday, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Thousands march in Honduras to protest president's reelection

San Pedro Sula - Tens of thousands of people marched Saturday against the reelection of US-backed President Juan Orlando Hernandez, demanding that his rival be recognized as the real winner of the November presidential race.

Thousands march in Honduras to protest president's reelection

San Pedro Sula - Tens of thousands of people marched Saturday against the reelection of conservative President Juan Orlando Hernandez, demanding that his rival be recognized as the real winner of the November presidential race.

Honduras opposition bid to annul president's re-election rejected

Tegucigalpa - Election officials in Honduras on Friday rejected the opposition's appeal demanding the annulment of President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election, which was lodged over voter fraud allegations in the bitterly disputed poll.

Honduras opposition calls for month of protests against president

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's leftwing opposition Tuesday called for a month of protests and possible insurrection to reject President Juan Orlando Hernandez's claim to have won re-election in a bitterly disputed poll held in November.

Honduras opposition demands annulment of president's re-election

Tegucigalpa - The Honduras opposition said Wednesday they filed an appeal with election officials demanding that President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election be annulled because the recent vote was marred by fraud.

Honduras opposition candidate admits defeat in disputed poll

Tegucigalpa - Salvador Nasralla, Honduras' leftist presidential candidate who had bitterly disputed the results of last month's election, admitted on Friday that he had been defeated.

Honduras opposition admits defeat as US recognizes poll

Tegucigalpa - Honduras appeared to have pulled back from the brink of crisis on Friday, after the opposition candidate admitted defeat in a disputed presidential poll and the United States recognized the incumbent as the victor.

Close pope advisor denies financial impropriety

Rome - Honduran Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, a key advisor to Pope Francis, on Friday rejected as "calumny" an Italian media report that he had for years received 35,000 euros ($41,600) a month from a Catholic university in his home country.

US notes Hernandez 'victory' in disputed Honduras vote

Washington - The United States on Friday congratulated Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez on winning a new mandate, while urging a full review of any legal challenges to an election marred by suspicions of fraud.

Honduras opposition steps up protests over election

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's leftwing opposition on Wednesday urged days of intensified protests to challenge President Juan Orlando Hernandez's claims that he won a new mandate in a November election marred by suspicions of fraud.

Honduras president calls for talks, opposition says no

Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez called on the opposition Tuesday to hold talks with his government, after he was declared the winner of a bitterly disputed election.

Violent protests in Honduras after president declared election winner

Tegucigalpa - Police in Honduras fired teargas Monday at demonstrators who set up flaming roadblocks and looted stores after the incumbent president was declared the winner of a heavily-disputed election.

Honduran president's sister dies in helicopter crash

Tegucigalpa - A sister of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez died Saturday when the helicopter she was riding in crashed into a mountain near the capital, in an incident that killed five others.

US judge sentences Honduran ex-congressman to three years

New York - A US federal judge on Friday sentenced a two-times former presidential candidate from Honduras to three years in an American prison for laundering drug proceeds from his country's Cachiros cartel.

Honduras opposition blocks roads in post-election protest

Tegucigalpa - Supporters of Honduras's opposition blocked roads in towns and cities on Friday to demand their candidate Salvador Nasralla be declared the winner of a presidential election held nearly three weeks ago.

Army clears Honduras streets of protesters alleging poll fraud

Tegucigalpa - Soldiers and police on Monday moved to clear roads across Honduras of demonstrators protesting alleged fraud in a presidential election held two weeks ago, which they said was won by leftist opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla.

Honduras president keeps lead in disputed vote after recount

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's President Juan Orlando Hernandez maintained his lead in disputed election results after a partial recount, the head of the electoral tribunal said on Sunday.

Honduras president keeps lead in disputed vote after recount

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's President Juan Orlando Hernandez maintained his lead in disputed election results after a partial recount, the head of the electoral tribunal said on Sunday.

Honduras opposition demands 'rigged' vote be canceled

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's leftwing opposition is demanding a presidential election held two weeks ago be voided and its results annulled, alleging it was "rigged" in favor of incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Honduras opposition demands 'rigged' vote be canceled

Tegucigalpa - Honduras' leftwing opposition is demanding a presidential election held two weeks ago be scrapped and its results annulled, alleging it was "rigged" in favor of incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Amnesty condemns 'dangerous and illegal' tactics by Honduras

Mexico - Authorities are using "dangerous and illegal" tactics to silence dissent in Honduras, where at least 14 people have been killed since a hotly-contested presidential vote last month, Amnesty International said Friday.

Marches back Honduras president in drawn-out, contested election

Tegucigalpa - Thousands of supporters of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez marched on Thursday to back his claim of victory in a strangely drawn-out election that the opposition says was rigged.

Opposition wants foreign help in Honduras vote recount

Tegucigalpa - Supporters of President Juan Orlando Hernandez were preparing for a public show of support Thursday, as his rival Salvador Nasralla called for foreign help in a presidential vote recount amid widespread claims of rigging.

Opposition demands full recount of disputed Honduras election

Tegucigalpa - Honduras appeared set for a recount of its election Tuesday after incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez welcomed a demand by the opposition to re-open ballot boxes, a week into a crisis triggered by rigging claims.

Honduras concludes vote count, but no winner declared

Tegucigalpa - Honduras on Monday finally concluded a much-delayed count from a presidential election held more than a week ago, but refrained from declaring incumbent leader Juan Orlando Hernandez the outright winner as soldiers tried to keep a lid on simmering post...

Honduras concludes vote recount, no winner declared

Tegucigalpa - Honduran electoral authorities concluded a recount early Monday, more than a week after a bitterly contested presidential election, that put President Juan Orlando Hernandez in the lead, but they held back from officially declaring him the winner.
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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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Guanaja Island, in the Caribbean, sits 70 miles off the coast of Honduras.
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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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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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Crossing Mexico's Southern border on the Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
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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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Ribbon worm filmed in Roatan, Honduras at Calvin's Crack on a rainy overcast day with low ambient lighting.
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The southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis.
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2009 protests against Manuel Zelaya in Honduras.
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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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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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