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Honduras: Republic in Central America
Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a country in Central America. The republic of Honduras is bordered to the west by Guatemala, to the southwest by El Salvador, to the southeast by Nicaragua, to the south by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Fonseca, and to the north by the Gulf of Honduras, a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea.

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From Honduras to the U.S. border — in a wheelchair

It took a month for a migrant in a wheelchair and his family to travel to McAllen, Texas. Why did they make the trip?
CBS News - Published

The migrant caravans: She misses home and prays not to be sent back

As on every Sunday, the 33-year-old Honduran mother bows her head at a neighborhood church. She has dressed her children, Jesus, 5, and Suany, 8, in their best clothes and implored them to sit quietly..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Honduras

Missing home and praying not to be sent back [Video]Missing home and praying not to be sent back

Irma Rivera, 33, and her two young children fled Guatemala after her husband was murdered in a land dispute. She is living with her sister while seeking asylum in the United States. Havovi Cooper and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 04:34Published

U.S. and El Salvador sign joint immigration deal [Video]U.S. and El Salvador sign joint immigration deal

The U.S. and El Salvador have reached a joint deal on immigration without giving many additional details beyond those related to asylum claims. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Supreme Court approves Trump asylum curbs [Video]Supreme Court approves Trump asylum curbs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Victims of 'La Bestia' learn to walk again [Video]Victims of 'La Bestia' learn to walk again

Roni Osorio, a Honduran migrant, has learned to walk again after his left leg was ground off by “La Bestia,” or The Death Train, so named for the risks posed by traveling on it. Yahaira Jacquez..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:42Published

Three dead after a soccer riot in Honduras [Video]Three dead after a soccer riot in Honduras

A riot erupted before a soccer match in Honduras between fans of the two opposing teams, sparked by an attack on a bus carrying members of one team by suspected fans wearing shirts of the other team,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Honduras soccer riot kills three after old grudges boil over [Video]Honduras soccer riot kills three after old grudges boil over

Fans killed after a riot broke out ahead of a match between Olimpia and Motagua in Honduras' capital Tegucigalpa on Saturday

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:03Published

 

Honduran president's brother promised 'El Chapo' protection, witness says

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman tried to give $1 million to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's election campaign after being promised protection for his cocaine shipments, a..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: U.S. drug trial of Honduran president's brother

A U.S. prosecutor on Wednesday accused Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez of smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States under the protection of his brother, President Juan Orlando..
Reuters - Published

Honduran president denies protecting brother caught in U.S. drug probe

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Thursday that he had never intervened to protect anybody, after his brother was accused of smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States for years..
Reuters - Published

U.S. prosecutor says Honduran president shielded brother's drug trafficking

Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez is accused of smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States for years under the protection of his brother, the Central American country's current..
Reuters - Published

Trump to cut number of refugees allowed in U.S. to lowest ever

Under the new proposed ceiling for fiscal year 2020, the U.S. would admit no more than 1,500 refugees from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala
CBS News - Published

Honduras to take in Cubans and Nicaraguans under U.S. migration deal

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Thursday that a migration deal with U.S. government includes a provision for the Central American nation to receive Cubans and Nicaraguans seeking..
Reuters - Published

Honduras to accept more asylum seekers under latest U.S. immigration deal

Honduras signed a deal with the U.S. government on Wednesday that could push migrants who cross the country on the way to the United States back to seek asylum, in the latest bilateral deal with..
Reuters - Published

U.S. reaches asylum deal with Honduras

The Trump administration now has new immigration deals with all three countries in Central America's Northern Triangle
CBS News - Published

Honduras, Cuba to sign deal on deporting some Cuban migrants: Honduran president

Honduras will sign an agreement with Cuba to deport Cubans who arrive in the Central American country illegally en route to the United States, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

U.S., Honduras discuss temporary work opportunities for Hondurans

The United States and Honduras are discussing how to increase temporary legal employment opportunities for Hondurans in the United States, as the governments work to hammer out details of an..
Reuters - Published

Drowning of U.S.-bound Honduran mother and son underscores plight of migrants

When Delia Hernandez, 44, bade farewell on Aug. 1 to Idalia Herrera, 27, and nearly two-year-old Iker Cordova, she dreamed her daughter and grandson were fleeing the arid fields of southern Honduras..
Reuters - Published

Father separated from his 3-year-old son for 6 months

Yujany Paz-Rosa fled Honduras with his 3-year-old son Maikol after he was shot and refused to join a gang
CBS News - Published

U.S. seeking to make Cubans seek asylum in Honduras: minister

Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Tuesday that negotiations with the United States could make Cuban migrants passing through the Central American country seek refuge there.
Reuters - Published

After U.S. court ruling, Honduran newlyweds among migrants clinging to asylum dream

Led by a dream of marrying on U.S. soil, a young Honduran couple traveled thousands of miles from their home in the port city of La Ceiba, narrowly escaping a kidnapping in Mexico before seeking asylum..
Reuters - Published

El Salvador sends hundreds of police to border to thwart migrants

El Salvador's government will deploy at least 800 police to its borders with Honduras and Guatemala in a bid to thwart U.S.-bound migrants, officials said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Honduras says not considering safe third country migration deal with U.S.

Honduras is not considering a so-called safe third country designation for migrants seeking refuge in the United States, Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said late on Monday, denying reports of a deal..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala deploys 2,000 troops after deadly attack on soldiers

Hundreds of Guatemalan soldiers were deployed on Monday to an area near the border with Honduras and Mexico, home to long-standing social conflicts, in a bid to improve security after three soldiers..
Reuters - Published

Former first lady of Honduras sentenced to 58 years in jail

The former first lady of Honduras Rosa Elena Bonilla, wife of ex-president Porfirio Lobo, was sentenced on Wednesday to 58 years in jail on charges of fraud and undue appropriation of funds, a..
Reuters - Published

Honduran president to inaugurate 'diplomatic office' in Jerusalem

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will travel to Jerusalem to inaugurate a "diplomatic office" in the city on Sept. 1, the Honduran government said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

US citizen wrongly held in jail for his skin color and Latino name, lawsuit says

Ramon Torres, a Honduran-born U.S. citizen, was illegally held in jail, according to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Louisiana on Wednesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

'Shock' investment urged to stem flow of Central American migrants

Regional leaders on Friday called for "shock" investment in infrastructure in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to reduce the number of migrants flowing from the three economically fragile countries,..
Reuters - Published

Wife of ex-president of Honduras convicted in corruption case

A Honduran court convicted the wife of former President Porfirio Lobo on graft charges, including siphoning funds from programs designed to help poor children, a judicial official said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Old grudge between Honduras football fans sparks riot that kills three

Three people were killed and at least 10 injured in riots Saturday night before a football match between rival teams after suspected fans attacked a bus carrying one of the two teams to the game,..
Reuters - Published

Asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico face danger and desperation

Her husband was murdered in Honduras, and her 4-year-old son was almost kidnapped in Mexico. The U.S. still forced her to wait in one of Mexico's most dangerous cities
CBS News - Published

Guatemala presidential election winner pans deal made with U.S.

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei says he'd like changes in pact designed to stem flow of migrants to U.S. from his nation, Honduras and El Salvador
CBS News - Published

Honduras to analyze any U.S. safe third country migration plan

Honduras will analyze any U.S. plan to have the Central American country act as a so-called safe third country to help contain migration north, but it has yet to receive any official proposal, the..
Reuters - Published

Honduras has not received U.S. proposal for safe third country migration deal - official

Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Saturday that the Central American country had not received an official proposal from the United States to act as a safe third country after..
Reuters - Published

Thousands protest against Honduran president after drug link surfaces

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital on Tuesday to urge Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to step down, just days after he was forced to deny taking money from drug gangs..
Reuters - Published

Honduran president denies links to drug trafficking

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Saturday denied reports from a U.S. court filing linking him to drug trafficking, accusing criminals of seeking revenge against him.
Reuters - Published

Mexico president orders probe into shooting of Honduran migrant

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday instructed officials to investigate the killing of a Honduran migrant in the northern city of Saltillo to determine the role of officials in his..
Reuters - Published

After Guatemala, U.S. seeks migration deals with Honduras, El Salvador

The U.S. homeland security chief said in Guatemala on Thursday that the United States is pursuing "similar agreements" with Honduras and El Salvador on migration in its drive to turn the region into a..
Reuters - Published

Mexico to help create 20,000 jobs in Honduras to curb migration

Mexico's government said on Saturday it would help Honduras create 20,000 jobs this year and support its coffee farmers as the two countries seek to curb migration to the United States that has created..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala agrees to new migration measures to avoid Trump sanctions threat

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he agreed to drop the threat of economic sanctions against Guatemala after the country said it would implement new measures aimed at reducing U.S. asylum..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala avoids Trump threat of sanctions with new migration deal

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he agreed to drop the threat of economic sanctions against Guatemala after the country agreed to apply new migration measures to citizens from Honduras and El..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala says U.S. deal applies to Honduran, Salvadoran nationals

Guatemala has signed a migration agreement with the United States that would apply to citizens from Honduras and El Salvador, the Guatemalan government said in a statement on Friday.
Reuters - Published

No 'day in court': U.S. deportation orders blindside some families

Carin, a 39-year-old subsistence farmer from Honduras, crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her two sons late last year. They had fled after her political organizing led to threats of violence, she..
Reuters - Published

Heydi Gámez García, 13, attempted suicide after her father's failed immigration attempts. She died last week

Honduran immigrant Heydi Gámez García, 13, has been buried after trying to kill herself while she was separated from her father.
USATODAY.com - Published

Mexico's Lopez Obrador to meet with Honduran president

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he will meet with his Honduran counterpart on Saturday, as both countries face pressure from the Trump Administration to slow the flow of..
Reuters - Published

A Border Kept Him From His Daughter. Now He’s Here to Say Goodbye.

A 13-year-old girl from Honduras waited for her father to join her in the United States. But her father was repeatedly detained at the border. He came too late.
NYTimes.com - Published

15-year-old migrant girl claims Border Patrol officer assaulted her, sparking probe

Customs and Border Protection confirms it is investigating allegations of sexual assault on a 15-year-old migrant girl by a border officer. The alleged assault, first reported by NBC News, took place..
CBS News - Published

At least 26 dead after fishing boat capsizes off Honduran coast

At least 26 people died after a lobster-fishing boat capsized off the Atlantic coast of Honduras during poor weather conditions, an armed forces spokesman said on Wednesday, in one of the country's..
Reuters - Published

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