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¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 193rd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 193rd Year of Independence

Today, all of Honduras is celebrating and rejoicing its 193-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. Independence came in 1821 when Honduras declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. continue reading »

Honduras Sees 200% Increase in Gun Deaths Over 9 Years

Honduras Sees 200% Increase in Gun Deaths Over 9 Years

The number of deaths in Honduras caused by firearms has increased 206.5 percent over the past nine years, the Central American nation's human rights commissioner said Friday. continue reading »

Honduras Raises Flag on Disputed Island, Angers El Salvador

Honduras Raises Flag on Disputed Island, Angers El Salvador

The Salvadoran government spoke out on Thursday to criticize the ceremonial raising of the Honduran flag on a Pacific island claimed by both nations. continue reading »

U.S. Lawmakers In Honduras to Discuss Surge of Child Immigration

U.S. Lawmakers In Honduras to Discuss Surge of Child Immigration

Honduran authorities and a delegation of U.S. lawmakers met in this capital to discuss the structural causes of child immigration, officials said on Sunday. continue reading »

Deported Mom Lives in Fear After Returning to Honduras

Celina Velasquez doesn't feel safe in her home. The 29-year-old mother of three, who lives in a one-story house off a dirt road on the outskirts of town, fears the man who almost killed her father is still out to get her. continue reading »

Honduran Authorities Detain 16 Undocumented Cubans Heading to U.S.

Honduran Authorities Detain 16 Undocumented Cubans Heading to U.S.

Honduran authorities detained Monday 16 undocumented Cubans as they tried to travel from this Central American country to the United States, a National Police spokesperson said. continue reading »

Broadcast Journalist Slain in Honduras

Broadcast Journalist Slain in Honduras

A broadcast journalist was murdered in northern Honduras, becoming the seventh journalist to be slain in the Central American country this year, a police source told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Murder Rate in Honduras Drops in Early 2014

Murder Rate in Honduras Drops in Early 2014

The number of homicides committed in Honduras during the first six months of this year - 2,893 - represents a drop of 600 from the same period in 2013, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Monday. continue reading »

6 Die in Shootout in Honduras

6 Die in Shootout in Honduras

One police officer and five suspected gang members were killed in a gun battle in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, the Honduran security ministry said. continue reading »

U.S. Weights Granting Refugee Status to Honduran Minors

U.S. Weights Granting Refugee Status to Honduran Minors

The U.S. government is considering the possibility of granting refugee status to young Hondurans as one way of stemming the flood of unaccompanied Central American minors streaming across the border from Mexico, officials at the White House said Thursday. continue reading »

Honduras Criticized for Its Harrassment of Journalists

Honduras Criticized for Its Harrassment of Journalists

Reporters Without Borders denounced Tuesday the judicial harassment of news professionals in Honduras, asserting that journalists are being prosecuted for giving voice to minorities and reporting on subjects the authorities want to keep hidden. continue reading »

Honduras Gives Up Trying to Rescue 8 Trapped Miners

Honduras Gives Up Trying to Rescue 8 Trapped Miners

Local miners suspended once and for all their attempt to save eight of their workmates, trapped in an unregulated gold mine in southern Honduras since July 2, due to the risk of further cave-ins. continue reading »

Corrupt Honduran Cops Arrested in Double Murder

Corrupt Honduran Cops Arrested in Double Murder

Three police officers were arrested in connection with last weekend's murder of two women at a restaurant on Tegucigalpa's south side, Honduran authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Mexico Repatriates Over 300 Honduran Children

Mexico Repatriates Over 300 Honduran Children

Mexican authorities have repatriated to Honduras 309 underage undocumented migrants so far this week, the Casa Alianza humanitarian organization said Wednesday. continue reading »

Honduras Stops Rescue Efforts for 8 Trapped Gold Miners

Honduras Stops Rescue Efforts for 8 Trapped Gold Miners

Authorities and emergency agencies on Monday indefinitely suspended the operation to rescue eight men trapped in a gold mine in southern Honduras due to the risk of new cave-ins. continue reading »