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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 »

American Heiress Murdered in Honduras, Husband Key Suspect

American Heiress Murdered in Honduras, Husband Key Suspect

Nedenia Dye, a U.S. businesswoman and owner of a luxury spa on the Honduran island of Roatan, was murdered and her husband is in custody as a suspect, police said Monday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Honduran Deputy Defense Minister Believes El Chapo Hiding Out There

Blog del Narco: Honduran Deputy Defense Minister Believes El Chapo Hiding Out There

Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo," may be in Honduras, says the Honduran Deputy Defense Minister Carlos Roberto Funes, who warns that, being that the most vulnerable nation in Central America, organized crime and penetrated its institutions continue reading »

4 Female Sex Workers Gunned Down in Honduras

4 Female Sex Workers Gunned Down in Honduras

Four women were fatally shot in separate incidents in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, Honduran police said Friday. All four of the victims were sex workers and the killings are thought to be drug-related, a police spokesman told reporters. continue reading »

Election Officials Confirm Hernandez is President-Elect of Honduras

Election Officials Confirm Hernandez is President-Elect of Honduras

The High Electoral Court, or TSE, of Honduras reconfirmed Wednesday that Juan Orlando Hernandez of the governing National Party won the Nov. 24 presidential election and is president-elect despite a complaint filed by the opposition Freedom and Refounding, or Libre, party. continue reading »