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Honduras: Country in Central America
Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a country in Central America. The republic of Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.

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Honduras violence: Gunmen storm court building to free MS-13 leader

The attack by some 20 men in military fatigues and police uniforms leaves four officers dead in Honduras.
BBC News - Published

Three Honduran policemen killed in shootout to free jailed MS-13 gang leader

About 20 gunmen dressed in military fatigues and police uniforms on Thursday killed three policemen and wounded two others during an attack to free one of the most senior leaders of the powerful MS-13..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Honduras


Earthquake rattles Grand Cayman residents [Video]Earthquake rattles Grand Cayman residents

Amateur video shows Cayman residents reacting to a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck in the sea south of Cuba on Tuesday, and shook Grand Cayman.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Migrants, security forces clash at Guatemala-Mexico border [Video]Migrants, security forces clash at Guatemala-Mexico border

Scuffles briefly broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Saturday morning as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:15Published

Chaos at Guatemala-Mexico border as caravan tries to advance [Video]Chaos at Guatemala-Mexico border as caravan tries to advance

Migrants and asylum seekers fear crossing border in small numbers will lead to their deportations back to Honduras.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Hondurans march towards Mexico seeking a better future [Video]Hondurans march towards Mexico seeking a better future

As living standards in Honduras deteriorate, more and more people are leaving the country in search of a better life.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

US sends asylum seekers to Guatemala as new caravan heads north [Video]US sends asylum seekers to Guatemala as new caravan heads north

More than 2,000 Honduran migrants and asylum seekers leave for US, despite expected obstacles on route and at borders.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Hundreds of migrants from Honduras have crossed into Guatemala [Video]Hundreds of migrants from Honduras have crossed into Guatemala

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:51Published

Guatemala faces migration test with new Honduras caravan [Video]Guatemala faces migration test with new Honduras caravan

Guatemala's new president faces an early test of his ability to impose migration controls sought by Washington as a caravan of hundreds of people left neighboring Honduras on Wednesday, aiming to cross..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

 

Mexican president says Central American caravans driven by political forces

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday a caravan of Central American migrants that crossed into Mexico this week was not spontaneous, signaling that Honduran activists were..
Reuters - Published

Mexico halts migrant caravan, deports hundreds to Honduras

Mexico's government said on Tuesday that it largely halted a caravan of undocumented Central Americans migrants who waded across a river into Mexico, and says others who attempt to enter the country..
Reuters - Published

Honduras declares Hezbollah a terrorist organization

The Honduran government has formally declared Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a top security official said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Honduras vows to fight corruption after ending anti-graft body's mandate

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Sunday he was committed to battling corruption after his government ended the mandate of an anti-graft mission in the country backed by the..
Reuters - Published

Brief scuffles at Guatemala-Mexico border as migrants try to cross

Scuffles briefly broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Saturday morning as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security..
Reuters - Published

Mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan

mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan
"We have more than 4,000 jobs along our southern border, and also migrant shelters. There is work in our country," the leftist leader said at his daily news conference. The caravan, which formed in..
WorldNews - Published

Honduras ends mandate for anti-corruption body

Honduras on Friday effectively ended the mandate of an anti-graft body backed by the Organization of American States (OAS), dealing another setback to the fight against corruption in the region.
Reuters - Published

Migrant Surge into Guatemala Reaches 3,500, Heads for Mexico

migrant surge into guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for mexico
More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce..
WorldNews - Published

Honduras government fails to extend anti-corruption mission

honduras government fails to extend anti-corruption mission
Honduras said Friday it failed to reach an agreement with the Organization of American States to extend the mandate of an anti-corruption mission that had upset a number of national lawmakers by..
WorldNews - Published

More than 2,000 migrants enter Guatemala with Mexico in their sights

At least 2,200 people have entered Guatemala as part of a fast-growing U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration..
Reuters - Published

Over 1,000 migrants enter Guatemala, caravan heads toward Mexico

At least 1,300 people have entered Guatemala in a new U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration demands to contain..
Reuters - Published

Guatemalan president says Mexico 'will do everything in its power' to halt migrant caravan

Guatemala's new president on Wednesday faced an early test of his ability to manage migration as a caravan of hundreds of people left Honduras for the United States, and said Mexico would halt its..
France 24 - Published

Guatemalan leader says Mexico plans to contain new caravan

Guatemala's new president on Wednesday faced an early test of his ability to manage migration as a caravan of hundreds of people left Honduras for the United States, and said Mexico would halt its..
Reuters - Published

Mexico said latest migrant caravan won't pass - Guatemala president

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the Guatemalan government that a caravan of migrants heading towards the United States from Honduras would not be allowed to enter Mexico, new Guatemalan..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala president faces quick migration test as Honduras caravan nears

Guatemala's new president faces an early test of his ability to impose migration controls sought by Washington as a caravan of hundreds of people left neighboring Honduras on Wednesday, aiming to cross..
Reuters - Published

100s of migrants gather in Honduras to attempt new caravan

100s of migrants gather in honduras to attempt new caravan
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula, in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached..
WorldNews - Published

More than 300 human rights activists were killed in 2019, report reveals

more than 300 human rights activists were killed in 2019, report reveals
Colombia was the bloodiest nation with 103 murders and the Philippines was second, followed by Brazil, Honduras and Mexico More than 300 human rights defenders working to protect the environment, free..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. to send police to Honduras to provide support in immigration control

The United States will send police to Honduran borders to train and support the Central American country's authorities in immigration control, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said at..
Reuters - Published

Honduras prison crisis: Inmates killed in fresh violence

At least 16 inmates are killed in fighting between gangs, two days after 18 died in another jail.
BBC News - Published

More than a dozen people killed in new Honduras prison riot

Eighteen people were killed in Sunday afternoon violence between prisoners at a jail in central Honduras, less than two days after another 18 died in violence at a separate facility, a military..
France 24 - Published

Sixteen inmates killed in latest bout of prison mayhem in Honduras

At least 16 Honduran inmates were killed during a fight between armed gangs of prisoners on Sunday, officials said, the second outbreak of violence to hit Honduras' beleaguered jails in the past few..
Reuters - Published

Gang fight in Honduran prison leaves at least 18 inmates dead

gang fight in honduran prison leaves at least 18 inmates dead
Fights in Honduras’ overcrowded prisons are frequent as street gangs vie for control inside the institutions. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

At least three inmates killed in prison violence in Honduras

At least three inmates were killed in a shooting in a Honduran prison in the Atlantic port city of Tela on Friday, a senior military official said.
Reuters - Published

Honduras lawmakers urge president to shut down anti-corruption body

Honduran lawmakers allied with President Juan Orlando Hernandez have voted against renewing an agreement with the Organization of American States (OAS) to extend the mandate of an anti-corruption body.
Reuters - Published

Honduras court orders 50-year jail terms in case of slain dam activist

A Honduran court on Monday handed down jail terms of up to five decades for seven men convicted of the 2016 murder of indigenous activist Berta Caceres, who led a battle against a major dam on the..
Reuters - Published

Witness in Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Is Deported

A construction worker who became a witness in a federal safety investigation into lapses at the New Orleans construction site was deported to his native Honduras, his lawyers said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Honduran migrant sent back under new U.S. deal resigned to fate for now

The first Honduran migrant sent back home under new restrictions pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sadness and confusion over his whirlwind repatriation on Friday, resigned for now to his..
Reuters - Published

Shifting asylum 'burden': U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant

The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution..
Reuters - Published

U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant under asylum deal

The first Honduran asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a controversial U.S. agreement that establishes Guatemala as a safe third country to process people fleeing..
Reuters - Published

Honduras joins El Salvador in obtaining protected status extension in U.S

The U.S. government has extended temporary protection for Hondurans living in the United States by a year, Honduran officials said on Friday, following a similar extension for Salvadorans in a rollback..
Reuters - Published

U.S. extends protected status for Hondurans in U.S. by a year: Honduran official

The U.S. government has extended temporary protection for Hondurans living in the United States by an additional year, the Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Honduran inmate who linked president's brother to drug deals killed

An alleged drug dealer with knowledge of drug shipments involving a brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez convicted this month for drug trafficking, was killed on Saturday in prison, his..
Reuters - Published

Worker injured in New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse detained by ICE

A man injured in the Hard Rock Hotel collapse is being detained by immigration authorities, according to his attorney. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson Bryan Cox confirmed to CBS..
CBS News - Published

Honduran president hobbled after being implicated in brother's bribery conviction

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged battered from the trial and conviction of his brother on Friday after the U.S. Justice Department concluded that the evidence showed narcotraffickers..
Reuters - Published

Brother of Honduran president found guilty in U.S. drug trial

Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez was found guilty of U.S. drug trafficking charges on Friday after a two-week trial that featured dramatic accusations of corruption against his..
Reuters - Published

US court convicts Honduran president's brother of drug trafficking

us court convicts honduran president's brother of drug trafficking
A New York court has convicted the Honduran president's brother of drug trafficking, a verdict immediately rejected by the Central American leader while opponents called for his resignation. Tony..
WorldNews - Published

Honduran president's brother guilty of drug smuggling

A jury in New York has convicted Juan Antonio Hernández on charges of trafficking cocaine into the US.
BBC News - Published

Honduran president denies protection for drug traffickers

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez denied on Thursday that the Central American nation protects drug traffickers or is a narco state, following allegations in the U.S. trial of his brother that..
Reuters - Published

U.S. jury begins deliberating in drug trial of Honduran president's brother

Jurors on Thursday began deliberating in the U.S. drug trafficking case of Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez, brother of the Central American country's current president, following a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. restores aid to Central America after reaching migration deals

The United States on Wednesday restored economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration complained the three Central American countries had done..
Reuters - Published

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