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Pilots Arrested in Honduras After they Abandon Private Jet at Airport

Pilots Arrested in Honduras After they Abandon Private Jet at Airport

Honduran security forces on Monday arrested two U.S. pilots who abandoned a luxury jet last week at the Roatan airport on the country's Caribbean coast, police said. continue reading »

El Salvador Questions Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

El Salvador Questions Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes sent a formal protest to Honduran counterpart Juan Orlando Hernandez on Wednesday to protest Honduras' construction of a heliport on a Pacific island claimed by both nations. continue reading »

Gunman Attacks Pool Hall in Honduras, Leaves 4 Dead

Gunman Attacks Pool Hall in Honduras, Leaves 4 Dead

Four men were shot to death and another was wounded in an attack by a gunman in western Honduras, the police spokesman in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, Cesar Johson, announced Monday. continue reading »

Authorities Arrest 2 Men With $1.4 million Concealed in Car

Authorities Arrest 2 Men With $1.4 million Concealed in Car

Honduran authorities said that two citizens who were arrested this week near Tegucigalpa and sent to jail had more than $1.4 million hidden in the two vehicles they were driving. continue reading »

5 Men Killed, 3 Wounded While Playing Soccer in Honduras

5 Men Killed, 3 Wounded While Playing Soccer in Honduras

Five young men were killed and three others wounded when assailants opened fire at people playing soccer in a village on the outskirts of this capital, a Honduran police spokesperson told reporters Thursday. continue reading »

Honduran Officials Detain 38 Cubans, 1 Ecuadorian En Route to U.S.

Honduran Officials Detain 38 Cubans, 1 Ecuadorian En Route to U.S.

Honduran authorities detained 38 Cubans and an Ecuadorian in the southern and western parts of the country when the migrants tried to travel without documents from this Central American nation to the United States, police officials said. continue reading »

Murders of Women Up 65 Percent in Honduras

Murders of Women Up 65 Percent in Honduras

Murders of women increased 65 percent between 2010 and 2013 in Honduras and 95 percent of those crimes have gone unpunished, feminist organizations here said in the runup to International Woman's Day. continue reading »

Violent Weekend in Honduras Leaves 39 Dead

Violent Weekend in Honduras Leaves 39 Dead

A weekend of violence across Honduras left at least 39 people dead, the head of operations and strategy for the national police said Monday. continue reading »

Honduran Police Chief Suspended for Alleged Ties to Narco Traffickers

Honduran Police Chief Suspended for Alleged Ties to Narco Traffickers

A police chief in the western province of Lempira has been temporarily suspended for allegedly being involved in the trafficking of 3,000 marijuana plants and weapons seized earlier this weekend from a Honduran and a Colombian, the head of the Honduran Police, Ramon Sabillon, said Sunday. continue reading »

Honduran Authorities Seize 4,600 Pounds of Cocaine

Honduran Authorities Seize 4,600 Pounds of Cocaine

Honduran authorities seized 2,098 kilos (4,621 pounds) of cocaine being transported in one of three suspicious containers that arrived at Puerto Cortes aboard a ship from Colombia, an official said Thursday. continue reading »

65 Police Murdered in Honduras So Far in 2013

65 Police Murdered in Honduras So Far in 2013

Sixty-five police officers were slain in Honduras in 2013, National Police Director Ramon Sabillon said Tuesday. continue reading »

Juan Orlando Hernandez Inaugurated as New President of Honduras

Juan Orlando Hernandez Inaugurated as New President of Honduras

Juan Orlando Hernandez was inaugurated Monday as president of Honduras, succeeding his National Party colleague Porfirio Lobo in a heavily attended ceremony in the National Stadium. continue reading »

British Firm Obtains Environmental License for Oil Drilling in Honduras

British Firm Obtains Environmental License for Oil Drilling in Honduras

Honduras' government has given Britain's BG Group a four-year environmental license for an oil and gas block in the country's Caribbean region. continue reading »

Massive Sweep of Airport Police in Honduras, Suspected of Working with Narcos

Massive Sweep of Airport Police in Honduras, Suspected of Working with Narcos

Honduras so far has suspended 32 people, including 25 police officers and two anti-narcotics officers, assigned to Tegucigalpa's Toncontin airport, through which three Honduran men smuggled almost $7.2 million in cash, funds that were seized on the weekend in Panama, officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Publishing Executive Gunned Down in Honduras

Publishing Executive Gunned Down in Honduras

An executive with a company that publishes three of Honduras' newspapers was found slain Friday inside his residence in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, police said. continue reading »