Category: Honduras

Fleeing violence in Honduras, migrants enter U.S. political arena as midterms approach

A Facebook post on Oct. 5 by Honduran migrant advocate and former lawmaker Bartolo Fuentes helped spread news of a caravan on its way to the United States, prompting its […] Read More >

U.S. announces the end of temporary protected status for Hondurans

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS-U.S.: The Trump Administration announced on Friday the end of temporary protected status for Hondurans in the United States, thereby requiring an estimated 57,000 people to either […] Read More >

May Day marches in Honduras turn violent

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HONDURAS:  About 20,000 people, including ousted president Manuel Zelaya, marched in capital city of Tegucigalpa on May Day. The protests turned violent and anti-riot police used tear […] Read More >

UN accuses Honduras security forces of killing protesters

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The United Nations condemned the Honduran security forces yesterday for their “excessive” and “intentional” use of lethal force that led to at least 23 deaths during […] Read More >

Honduran former first lady arrested on embezzlement allegations

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Honduran former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla, wife of ex-president Porfirio Lobo, was arrested  in her home by military police yesterday, on embezzlement allegations. According to […] Read More >

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 >