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HONDURAS NEWS

September 19, 1982, Forty Years Ago: 200 held hostage

September 19, 2022 4:10 am

Left-wing guerrillas held hostage some 200 leading Honduran businessmen, two cabinet ministers and the central bank governor and warned they would begin killing them if the government did not release 80 political prisoners.

Honduras set for woman president as leftist Castro declares victory

November 29, 2021 4:52 pm

With half the ballots counted, Castro, the wife of former President Manuel Zelaya, held a nearly 20-point lead over Nasry Asfura, the capital's mayor and ruling National Party hopeful, who won 34% according to a preliminary tally on Monday.

Honduran president says U.S. probe of his alleged drug ties could scuttle cooperation with Washington

February 25, 2021 11:29 am

U.S. prosecutors, in a federal court filing in New York on Feb. 5, said Hernandez used Honduran law enforcement here and military officials to protect drug traffickers as part of a plan “to use drug trafficking to help assert power and control in Honduras.”

Honduran lawmakers vote to lock in bans on abortion, same-sex marriage

January 22, 2021 12:24 pm

The country's criminal code sets out three to six-year prison terms for women who abort a fetus as well as anyone else involved.

Guatemala tries blocking caravan of 9,000 Honduran migrants

January 17, 2021 10:37 pm

Migrants entered Guatemala by pushing past about 2,000 police and soldiers posted at the border; most entered without showing the negative coronavirus test that Guatemala requires.

Honduras: Indigenous activist killed in front of family

December 29, 2020 2:31 pm

A group of armed men entered the home of environmental activist Felix Vasquez and killed him in front of his family, according to Honduran police.

Central America suffers massive power outage

September 17, 2019 9:31 am

Honduras has been the worst affected with Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala also partly without electricity. The blackout was caused by a failure in the connection network.

Honduran police end strike as protesters demand resignation of president Hernandez

June 25, 2019 10:17 pm

The striking police won concessions on better food and pay hikes after extensive negotiations. Earlier this week they forced the national police chief from his headquarters by launching tear gas and firing guns into the air.

Honduran president sends military to keep order after protests turn violent

June 21, 2019 1:04 pm

Protests against Hernandez have been building in recent weeks over planned reforms that his critics argue will lead to privatization of public health and education services.

US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala

June 18, 2019 1:23 pm

US officials said the review looked at roughly 700 projects funded with fiscal 2017 money by the United States in the three countries and concluded that a significant number were too far advanced to end them.

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