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Drug cartels test Central America for cocaine production

01 Nov 2018

GUATEMALA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA Cocaine production is beginning to creep into Central America, a development which could bring the supply of the drug closer to the United States and create a new security risk for an already troubled region.

Honduran migrant group treks north as U.S. calls for tighter borders

13 Oct 2018

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras More than 1,000 people, including families and women carrying babies, set off from Honduras towards the United States on Saturday, days after the United States urged Honduras' president to halt mass migration.

Heavy rains across Central America leave 12 dead

07 Oct 2018

TEGUCIGALPA Torrential rain in Central America that caused floods and landslides have killed 12 people in just a few days, rescue and emergency authorities across the region said on Sunday.

Meeting of U.S., Central American officials is called off this week

10 Sep 2018

SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA A U.S.-hosted meeting with Mexico and Central American countries scheduled for this week in Washington has been called off, officials said on Sunday, as President Donald Trump's policies test relations with the region.

U.S. cancels security meeting with Central American countries, El Salvador says

09 Sep 2018

SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA The United States suspended a meeting with Central American officials that was to take place this week, the government of El Salvador said, as the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump test relations in the region.

Father says little Honduran girl on Time cover was not taken from mother

22 Jun 2018

TEGUCIGALPA The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before U.S. President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not separated from her mother at the U.S. border, according to a man who says he is the girl's father.

Trump administration moves to expel some 57,000 Hondurans

05 May 2018

NEW YORK/TEGUCIGALPA The Trump administration said on Friday it will end temporary protections for immigrants in the United States from Honduras on Jan. 5, 2020, leaving potentially 57,000 people vulnerable to deportation. | Video

Honduran coca raid signals shift to cocaine production, authorities say

10 Apr 2018

TEGUCIGALPA The second seizure of a coca plantation in Honduras within a year shows drug gangs are seeking to cut costs and turn the small Central American state into a producer rather than a transit hub for U.S.-bound cocaine, authorities said on Tuesday.

Honduras arrests alleged mastermind behind activist's murder

03 Mar 2018

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran authorities on Friday said they arrested a high-ranking executive of a hydroelectric company on Friday on charges of helping plan the murder of indigenous environmental activist Berta Caceres two years ago.

Honduran president sworn in amid protests after election chaos

27 Jan 2018

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez called for unity on Saturday after a bitterly disputed election last year as he was sworn in for a second term, while police skirmished with protesters in the streets.

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