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Thousands protest against Honduran president after drug link surfaces

07 Aug 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday to urge Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to step down, just days after he was forced to deny taking money from drug gangs to secure his election in 2013. | Video

At least 26 dead after fishing boat capsizes off Honduran coast

04 Jul 2019

TEGUCIGALPA At least 26 people died after a lobster-fishing boat capsized off the Atlantic coast of Honduras during poor weather conditions, an armed forces spokesman said on Wednesday, in one of the country's worst-ever accidents at sea.

Coffee slump reaps bitter harvest for Central American migrants

27 Jun 2019

LA COLONIA, Honduras/CAMOTAN, Guatemala Towards the end of 2018, Honduran coffee farmer Mario Lopez paid a human smuggler, or coyote, to take him to the United States in a bid to escape the economic ruin engulfing him at home.

Honduran president sends military to keep order after protests turn violent

20 Jun 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Thursday sent out the armed forces to impose order after protests against his embattled administration descended into lawlessness overnight in parts of the capital, claiming two lives.

Anti-riot police step back from Honduras protests, fuelling demonstrations

20 Jun 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Members of a Honduran riot police that have dealt with weeks of protests stood down in Tegucigalpa on Wednesday, allowing adversaries of President Juan Orlando Hernandez to block streets and cause traffic chaos in the city. 

Protesters return to streets in Honduras, despite president's concessions

04 Jun 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's decision to repeal decrees that have sparked violent demonstrations against his government in recent days failed to stop protesters from returning to the streets on Monday.

Dole fruit trucks burned in Honduras as protests spread

03 Jun 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Protesters burned and looted some 30 shipping containers marked with the logo of the Dole Food Company in Honduras on Sunday, a military official said, in the second attack on symbols of U.S. power in the Central American nation in recent days.

Honduran anti-graft mission investigates ex-president over drug money

25 May 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo is being investigated on suspicion of involvement in laundering illegal drug money as part of a wider probe into his 2010-14 administration, an international anti-corruption mission said on Friday.

Honduras Congress stalls reforms after violent protests

30 Apr 2019

TEGUCIGALPA, April 30 The Honduran Congress announced on Tuesday it will suspend ratification of new health and education reforms that critics say would lead to privatization and job losses, after mass protests against the policies left three people wounded and several buildings aflame.

Guatemala's anti-graft candidate slams brief detention in Honduras

12 Apr 2019

TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan presidential hopeful known for taking on high-profile corruption cases as attorney general said on Thursday she was detained at an airport in Honduras before abruptly leaving the country shortly afterward.

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