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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.

Migrants depart from El Salvador as new U.S.-bound caravan forms

16 Jan 2019

SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA At least 150 Salvadoran migrants departed in a group for the United States on Wednesday, the latest in a string of such 'caravans' that U.S. President Donald Trump has used to build his case for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Honduran migrant gunned down shortly after U.S. deportation

20 Dec 2018

TEGUCIGALPA A Honduran migrant who had recently been deported from the United States was shot and killed a few blocks from his home, his family said on Wednesday, in another sign of the dangers faced by migrants fleeing Central American gangs.

Honduras court convicts seven men for killing indigenous activist

30 Nov 2018

TEGUCIGALPA A Honduran court convicted seven people on Thursday for the 2016 murder of indigenous land rights campaigner Berta Caceres, who led opposition to the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the ancestral lands of her Lenca tribe.

Honduran president's brother arrested in Miami on drug charges

24 Nov 2018

TEGUCIGALPA The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was arrested on Friday in the United States on drug trafficking charges, the Honduran government said on Friday.

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.

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