Honduras

More than 5,000 migrants returned to Honduras by air and land

TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 28 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — The number of migrants returned to Honduras by various means from Mexico and Guatemala this year exceeds 5,000, the National Institute of Migration reported.

The coordinator of the delegations, Victor Vega, explained that every day up to four airplanes of the Federal Police of that country arrive from Mexico with more than 200 Hondurans each.

By land, almost eight buses arrive daily through the customs office in Corinto, from Mexico and Guatemala, added the official.

Another 18 prisoners dead in new Honduras jail clash

Tegucigalpa, Dec 23 (AFP/PTI) Eighteen people were killed in Sunday afternoon violence between prisoners at a jail in central Honduras, less than two days after another 18 died in violence at a separate facility, a military spokesman told local media.

The spokesman for the combined national security force known as Fusina released a list of names of the 18 dead and two injured, saying that "firearms, knives and machetes" were used in the clash in El Porvenir prison north of the capital Tegucigalpa.

Honduras: at least 18 killed, 16 injured in prison riot

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Inmates, some with firearms, rioted at a prison in Honduras on Friday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 16 others, authorities said.

The violence, which occurred in Tela in the Atlántida region on the Caribbean coast, came several days after Honduras declared a state of emergency in its prison system. The measure suspended civilian leaders in prisons and replaced them with a special commission led by military and police officers.

US held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father’s arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won’t even look at him.

After being forcibly separated at the border by government officials, sexually abused in U.S. foster care and deported, the once bright and beaming girl arrived back in Honduras withdrawn, anxious and angry, convinced her father abandoned her.

He fears their bond is forever broken.

Blackout hits 4 nations in Central America, affects millions

Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Sep 17: A failure in Central America's electrical grid left millions of people without power for hours in at least four countries Monday.

Honduras was the country hardest hit, with the entirety of its territory and its more than 9 million inhabitants affected.

Traffic snarled as more than 600 stoplights went dark in the capital, Tegucigalpa.

Leonardo Deras of Honduras' state electric company said at a news conference that the problem arose from an overload at a substation on the Caribbean coast.

Honduras recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

29 Aug 2019; MEMO: Honduran announced on Tuesday that President Juan Orlando Hernández is paying an official visit to Israel tomorrow to open the country’s diplomatic office in Jerusalem, recognising the occupied city as Israel’s capital, news agencies reported.

Hernández said that opening a diplomatic office in Jerusalem “is an extension” to the embassy in Tel Aviv.

Five killed in western Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Five men were shot dead on Sunday inside a house in Honduras's western municipality of Esperanza, with their identities and the motive behind the homicide remaining unknown, local police said.

The incident occurred near a military detachment, local media La Prensa reported, quoting witnesses as saying that two vehicles arrived at the spot with several heavily armed men on board.

Police authorities cordoned off the crime scene and began investigation.

HONDURAS: JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF 38 LAWMAKERS, OFFICIALS FOR GRAFT

TEGUCIGALPA, July 23 (NNN-TELESUR)--A Honduran judge Saturday ordered the arrest of 38 Hondurans, including lawmakers, officials and individuals, accused of diverting more than US$11.7 million to finance political campaigns in the 2013 elections, EFE reported according to a judicial source.

The arrest warrants were issued by Judge Lidia Álvarez, before whom the accused must appear Monday at a hearing the judicial spokesman who requested anonymity told EFE.
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