Category: Honduras

Honduran President Says Billionaire Will Likely Face Extradition to United States

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández said Wednesday that his government will likely extradite billionaire businessman Jaime Rosenthal to the United States on charges of money laundering through his family’s Banco […] Read More >

Some Migrants Deported to Central America Killed on Arrival, Investigation Finds

Top Story — Undocumented immigrants recently deported by the United States face threats of violence upon their return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to a new investigation by […] Read More >

International Investigators Will Probe Honduras Corruption, Echoing Guatemala

Top Story — The Organization of American States on Monday announced it will set up an international anti-corruption body in Honduras, following months of protests denouncing endemic graft. OAS Secretary-General […] Read More >

Corruption Scandals Deepen in Honduras, Guatemala

Top Story — Corruption scandals in Honduras and Guatemala continue to grow amid protest movements calling for the ouster of both countries’ presidents. On Wednesday, Guatemalan prosecutors announced corruption claims […] Read More >

Honduran President Admits Campaign Received Funds Linked to Corruption Scandal

Top Story — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández admitted Wednesday that his 2013 re-election campaign received money from businesses that played a role in a major corruption scandal involving the […] Read More >

21 Honduran Police Officers Suspended Over Suspected Drug Money Theft

Top Story — Twenty-one members of an elite police unit in Honduras — entrusted with protecting the U.S. embassy in the capital Tegucigalpa — have been suspended for allegedly stealing […] Read More >

Alternatives to Detention Leave Some Honduran Immigrants in “Shackles”

NEW YORK — On an average weekday Eva, a 39-year-old woman from Honduras, never leaves a 15-block radius in the Bronx. From bringing her two children to school, to taking […] Read More >

Missing Beauty Queen, Sister, Found Dead in Honduras

Top Story — The bodies of reigning Miss Honduras María José Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofía, 23, were found in a riverbank grave in an area west of the […] Read More >

Officials Make Plans to Address Migrant Crisis, Despite Tensions

Top Story – Officials from the U.S., Mexico and Central America are moving to address the unaccompanied minor crisis, but friction over the issue persists. U.S. justice officials met on […] Read More >

2 Honduras Officials Receive Death Threats

Two officials in Honduras viewed as sympathizers with the county’s political left have received death threats, the local press reports. The news of the death threats against National Agrarian Institute […] Read More >