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Ecuador minister becomes fourth woman to head UN General Assembly

New York - The United Nations on Tuesday elected Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces to be president of the General Assembly, only the fourth woman in the UN's history to hold the post .

Six Americans injured in Honduras plane crash

Tegucigalpa - At least six Americans were injured Tuesday when a plane crashed while landing at the Honduran capital's international airport and split in two.

Hondurans mauled by 'The Beast' adapt to new lives

Choluteca - They tried to get to the United States on Mexican freight trains collectively known as "The Beast" but failed, losing a limb on the way to the frenzy of wheels slicing along tracks.

Honduras regrets loss of US protection status for its nationals

Tegucigalpa - Honduras expressed regret Friday that around 60,000 of its citizens living and working in the United States are losing special protection status under tougher migration changes brought in by President Donald Trump.

Honduras police fire tear gas at May 1 demonstrators

Tegucigalpa - Riot police fired tear gas on Tuesday to disperse thousands of May 1 demonstrators in Honduras' capital staging an opposition-led protest against President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Honduras 'unpleasantly surprised' by Trump aid threat

Tegucigalpa - Honduras said Tuesday it was "unpleasantly surprised" by a tweeted threat US President Donald Trump made about suspending aid to the poor country over a "caravan" of Central American migrants headed to the US border.

Honduras protests may have included 'extra-judicial killings': UN

Tegucigalpa - Military and police officers in Honduras used "excessive" force against protestors angry over November's disputed elections, said the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday.

Honduras energy executive arrested over activist murder

La Esperanza - Honduran authorities said they have arrested an energy company executive allegedly behind the high-profile 2016 murder of prominent environmental activist Berta Caceres.

Honduras ex-first lady arrested for embezzlement

Tegucigalpa - Honduras's former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo, wife of Porfirio Lobo who was president from 2010 to 2014, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of embezzling millions of dollars of public funds, authorities said.

US envoy praises Honduras for Jerusalem embassy support

Tegucigalpa - The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday heaped fulsome praise on Honduras for being one of a few countries that backed the controversial US decision to its embassy to Jerusalem.

UN mediation effort on Honduras political crisis stalls

Tegucigalpa - Bitter divisions over a contested presidential election in Honduras have dimmed prospects for talks mediated by the United Nations to defuse the crisis, a former diplomat involved in the effort said Wednesday.

Honduras lawmakers debate bill seeking to curb online speech

Tegucigalpa - Lawmakers in Honduras are debating a bill that wants to fine administrators of social media networks for online comments deemed offensive or promoting "hate campaigns.

Man killed in Honduras police crackdown: rights groups

Tegucigalpa - A man was killed Monday in Honduras when police forcibly removed demonstrators blocking a road in protest against the disputed re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, rights groups said.

Central America's violent Northern Triangle in Trump's crosshairs

Sansalvador - Debate is raging in America over how to adapt the country's immigration laws -- a process that will invariably affect Central America's so-called Northern Triangle.

Honduran president begins second term amid angry protests

Tegucigalpa - Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in as president of Honduras for a second term Saturday amid protests that he fraudulently won the November election.

Honduras demos overshadow Hernandez inauguration

Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was set to be sworn in for a second term Saturday as the opposition vowed mass protests over claims he fraudulently won November elections.

Women take to Honduran streets en masse to protest president's reelection

Tegucigalpa - Hundreds of women protested Thursday in Honduras against Juan Orlando Hernandez, who is preparing to begin his second presidential term Saturday after winning November's disputed vote.

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.
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The southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis.
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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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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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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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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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2009 protests against Manuel Zelaya in Honduras.
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An aerial view of Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras.
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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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Guanaja Island, in the Caribbean, sits 70 miles off the coast of Honduras.
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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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Crossing Mexico's Southern border on the Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
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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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