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2 Honduran Migrants Murdered on Mexican Train

2 Honduran Migrants Murdered on Mexican Train

Two Honduran women traveling with other migrants on a train in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas have been killed, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Honduras’s Extremely Impoverished to Benefit from $100 Million Loan

Honduras’s Extremely Impoverished to Benefit from $100 Million Loan

Honduras will improve its efficiency and coverage of the program to support the social safety net known as the Bono 10,000, with a $100 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Honduran Authorities Discover Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

Honduran Authorities Discover Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

Three young kidnap victims were found murdered Thursday in northern Honduras, authorities said. The bodies of Elias Canales and Osmar Murcia, both 17, and Jairo Rivera, 18, were dumped on a highway in San Pedro Sula, a police spokesman told journalists. continue reading »

Mexican Woman Arrested For Migrant Smuggling

Mexican Woman Arrested For Migrant Smuggling

A woman was arrested while trying to smuggle eight undocumented Honduran minors into the United States, Mexico's INM immigration agency said Wednesday. continue reading »

HONDURAS: 4.7 Earthquake, Aftershock Damage Numerous Homes

HONDURAS: 4.7 Earthquake, Aftershock Damage Numerous Homes

At least six people were injured, 120 others evacuated and 66 dwellings damaged in an earthquake and aftershocks in Atlantida, a province on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, the emergency management office said Wednesday. continue reading »

Hemorrhagic Dengue Leads to 2 Deaths in Honduras

Hemorrhagic Dengue Leads to 2 Deaths in Honduras

Two people have died so far this year from hemorrhagic dengue in Honduras, Health Minister Roxana Araujo said. The cases occurred in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras, Araujo said, without providing additional details. continue reading »

Honduran Prosecutor’s Murder Shakes Country

Honduran Prosecutor’s Murder Shakes Country

Even in a country that suffers an average of 20 murders a day, the assassination of a veteran prosecutor has left Honduras stunned. continue reading »

U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans, Nicaraguans

U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans, Nicaraguans

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning July 6, 2013, and ending Jan. 5, 2015. continue reading »

ICE Nabs Man Wanted for Kidnapping, Attempted Murder in El Salvador

ICE Nabs Man Wanted for Kidnapping, Attempted Murder in El Salvador

A citizen of El Salvador and Honduras, who was previously removed from the United States, and is wanted in El Salvador for kidnapping and attempted murder, was arrested today by officers from U.S. Immigration and Custom continue reading »

53 Lawyers Murdered in Honduras Over 2-Year Period

53 Lawyers Murdered in Honduras Over 2-Year Period

Fifty-three attorneys were murdered in Honduras during the period 2010-2012 and more than 95 of the crimes remain unsolved, the Central American nation's human rights commissioner said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Marines Rescue 104 Central American Kidnapped Migrants

Mexican Marines Rescue 104 Central American Kidnapped Migrants

Marines found 104 Honduran and Salvadoran migrants in Nuevo Laredo, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Secretary Kerry To Honor Ten Women of Courage on Int’l Women’s Day

Secretary Kerry To Honor Ten Women of Courage on Int’l Women’s Day

On Friday, March 8, Secretary John Kerry will honor 10 extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will join Secretary Kerry continue reading »

Report: Honduran Murder Rate is 10x Global Average

Report: Honduran Murder Rate is 10x Global Average

Honduras suffered 85.5 homicides for every 100,000 residents in 2012, compared with a global median rate of 8.8 murders per 100,000, the Violence Observatory at the N continue reading »

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

The local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrest of 116 foreign nationals with criminal convictions during calendar year 2012. continue reading »

Honduras to Improve its Principal Highway CA-5 Norte

Honduras to Improve its Principal Highway CA-5 Norte

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a $17.2 million loan to support the widening and improvement of CA-5 Norte, the principal highway in Honduras. continue reading »