Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández. (Image: Organization of American States, Public Domain)

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 Continental. Rosenthal, who is suspected of working for drug traffickers who have made the country one of the world’s most violent, would be the wealthiest…

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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 The Guardian, which highlighted three specific instances of deportees who were shot and killed shortly after returning home. An upcoming academic study, based on an…

"Prison for corrupt police, soldiers and business people," reads a sign during a protest in Honduras in June. (Image: YouTube)

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 Luis Almagro announced the Mission to Support the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH, in its Spanish initials) alongside President Juan Orlando Hernández,…

Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina (left) and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, who have both faced calls to resign recently over corruption scandals. (Image: Government of Honduras)

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 against the lawmaker leading a probe of President Otto Pérez Molina — himself accused of corruption. In Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernández announced that due…

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández (Image: Government of Honduras)

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 Honduran Institute of Social Security, but has denied any involvement in the scandal. In a televised interview, Hernández said that his National Party discovered close…

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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 over $1.3 million from seized drug money, government officials announced on Monday. The police unit previously participated in a drug bust that seized $12.5 million…

Eva's electronic monitoring device has been strapped to her ankle since July 15, 2014.

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 English classes, visiting her church and running errands, her life is mapped on a now-familiar route — one that is precisely tracked by the electronic…

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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 capital city, Tegucigalpa, police announced Wednesday. Since the sisters went missing on Nov. 13, their disappearance has become national news in the country with the…

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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 Thursday with counterparts from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss solutions to the crisis which has affected the U.S. since January, reported EFE….