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Honduran president hospitalized for COVID-19, treated for pneumonia

17 Jun 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, is undergoing treatment in hospital for pneumonia after he tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the government said on Wednesday.

Honduran president says he is infected with coronavirus

17 Jun 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, is receiving treatment and will work remotely and through his aides, he said late on Tuesday.

Stranded in Central America, migrants demand passage to U.S. border

05 Jun 2020

PANAMA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA Panama has stepped up border controls in the vast and wild Darien Province that neighbors Colombia, authorities said on Thursday, after some members of a group of 1,900 migrants from as far afield as Africa tried to break out of a detention center to trek north.

African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards U.S. border

04 Jun 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Migrants from Africa and the Caribbean, stranded in Honduras after Central American countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, on Wednesday kept marching north in an attempt to reach the United States.

African, Haitian migrants in Honduras defy border closure in attempt to reach U.S.

03 Jun 2020

TEGUCIGALPA African, Cuban and Haitian migrants stranded in Honduras after borders were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic began trekking northward on Tuesday in an attempt to reach the United States, migration authorities said.

Honduran prison brawl leaves six dead, two injured

24 May 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Six inmates died and two more were injured between Saturday night and Sunday morning in a violent brawl in a Honduran women's prison home to 835, part of which was set on fire, a prison official said on Sunday.

Trump says U.S. sending ventilators, coronavirus help to Latin America, Asia

25 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA The United States will send ventilators to three countries in Latin America - Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras - as well as to Indonesia, President Donald Trump said on Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic has devastated countries around the world.

Thousands of Central Americans detained for flaunting coronavirus rules

04 Apr 2020

GUATEMALA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA Thousands of people have been detained across Central America for violating rules put in place by their governments to curb the fast-spreading new coronavirus in a region that has fewer medical resources than developed countries.

Honduran authorities seek land for possible coronavirus mass graves

04 Apr 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran authorities on Friday ordered mayors to locate land suitable for mass graves as concerns over the possible death toll from the fast-spreading coronavirus in the poor Central American nation mount.

Honduran government delivers food to 3.2 million people amid coronavirus lockdown

25 Mar 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Armed Honduran soldiers began delivering food to some 3.2 million people on lockdown in their homes on Wednesday, part of the government's efforts stop the spread of coronavirus in a nation with few resources and a limited public health system.

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China warns UK: 'Dumping' Huawei will cost you

China warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to ban Huawei from the 5G network would cost Britain dearly in investment, casting the move as the result of politicised pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.