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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Brother of Honduran president convicted in drug conspiracy

The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was convicted Friday in a massive drug conspiracy case in New York City after prosecutors said he relied on “state sponsored drug …


Trump seeks to cut foreign aid to 3 Central American nations

Taking drastic action over illegal immigration, President Donald Trump moved Saturday to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources …


More immigrants sue U.S. over end to protected status

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States.


Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in U.S.

A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim …


Caravan migrants and worried families try to stay in touch

There was cake at little Brithani Lizeth’s third birthday party, and also tears. Though her grandmother and aunt tried to make their simple cinder block home festive, the little girl …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018

Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the …


Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for U.S. border

A third caravan of migrants – this time from El Salvador – waded over the Suchiate River into Mexico on Friday, bringing another 1,000 to 1,500 people who want to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

‘We have to keep going:’ A day with the migrant caravan

On the 15th day of their journey, Joel Eduardo Espinar and his family were hurting. And they still had a country to traverse before they got to the United States.


Migrants set out on arduous 60-mile journey to next stop

Increasingly sick and facing a punishing 60-mile trek, members of the migrant caravan began leaving the southern Mexico city of Pijijiapan on Friday and walking in the pre-dawn darkness to …


Food, water, ride: Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a …


Migrant caravan swells in Honduras as group nears Guatemala

Hundreds more Hondurans have joined a caravan of migrants moving toward the country’s border with Guatemala in a desperate attempt to flee poverty and seek new lives in the United …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Baby who appeared in U.S. court finally returns to parents in Honduras

A year-old boy who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children was on his way home to the arms of his parents Friday, …


Asylum-seeking mom from Honduras reunited with son in Seattle

A 24-year-old Honduras woman seeking asylum in the United States and her 6-year-old son were reunited at a Seattle airport Saturday, two months after they were separated by U.S. immigration …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

1-year-old separated from dad will return to Honduras soon

A Honduran 1-year-old who was separated from his dad at the U.S.-Mexico border and who took his first steps at a shelter for immigrant children will soon be reunited with …


Sheriff: Jailed immigrant killed self despite camera, checks

A Honduran man who entered the U.S. illegally killed himself in a Texas jail despite guards checking on him every half-hour and a camera in his padded cell, authorities say.


Caravan migrants confused by President Trump’s angry tweets

President Donald Trump’s angry comments about a caravan of migrants ricochet around like a soccer ball in the dusty athletic complex in southern Mexico where the 1,000 or so Central …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018

Fiery protests erupt as Honduran president takes office

President Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in for a new term in the Honduran capital Saturday, while across town tear gas drifted across flaming barricades in clashes between police and …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018

Secret report: Honduras’ new top cop helped cartel move coke

Honduran authorities are promising “an exhaustive investigation” into alleged ties between their new national police chief Jose David Aguilar Moran and a cartel kingpin who’s now serving a 20-year sentence …


Secret report: Honduras’ new top cop helped cartel move coke

When Jose David Aguilar Moran took over as Honduras’ new national police chief last week, he promised to continue reforming a law enforcement agency stained by corruption and complicity with …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

Magnitude 7.6 quake hits in Caribbean north of Honduras

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and causing officials to warn people …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018

Thousands march against election result in Honduras

Thousands of demonstrators led by opposition leader Salvador Nasralla gathered in Honduras’ second-largest city Saturday to protest the re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in a vote they say was …


U.S. recognizes disputed Honduras election results

The Trump administration on Friday recognized the results of Honduras’ disputed presidential election despite opposition complaints, irregularities found by poll observers and calls from Congress to back a new vote.


Honduras president declared election winner; unrest persists

President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner of Honduras’ disputed election, but that did little to quell unrest from weeks of uncertainty as challenger Salvador Nasralla called for more …


Opposition blocks highways after Honduras presidential vote

Thousands of supporters of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla blocked highways with flaming barricades Friday to protest Honduras’ disputed presidential election, in which incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez holds a slim lead …


Last day to make formal challenge to Honduras’ election

International observers are urging Honduras’ opposition to file a formal complaint about the country’s troubled Nov. 26 election as the deadline fast approaches.


Trump administration praises Honduras amid election crisis

Amid a deepening electoral crisis in Honduras, the administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday certified the country’s progress in protecting human rights and attacking corruption.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Honduras president open to review of disputed vote

Honduras’ president said he is open to a review of a disputed vote count in a bid for re-election that has plunged the country into a political crisis following claims …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017

Nabbed at a Pizza Hut, fugitive lawyer returns to justice

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Officials: Lawyer wanted for fraud captured in Honduras

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017

Government restarts vote count in Honduras despite protests

The sound of bottle-rockets, clanging pots and chants echoed through Tegucigalpa late Saturday, and the opposition planned new protests against alleged vote fraud against opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, who is …