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Gustavo Palencia

Anti-riot police step back from Honduras protests, fueling demonstrations

Jun 19 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Members of a Honduran riot police that have dealt with weeks of protests stood down in Tegucigalpa on Wednesday, allowing adversaries of President Juan Orlando Hernandez to block streets and cause traffic chaos in the city. 

Protesters return to streets in Honduras, despite president's concessions

Jun 03 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's decision to repeal decrees that have sparked violent demonstrations against his government in recent days failed to stop protesters from returning to the streets on Monday.

Dole fruit trucks burned in Honduras as protests spread

Jun 03 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Protesters burned and looted some 30 shipping containers marked with the logo of the Dole Food Company in Honduras on Sunday, a military official said, in the second attack on symbols of U.S. power in the Central American nation in recent days.

Honduran anti-graft mission investigates ex-president over drug money

May 24 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo is being investigated on suspicion of involvement in laundering illegal drug money as part of a wider probe into his 2010-14 administration, an international anti-corruption mission said on Friday.

Honduras Congress stalls reforms after violent protests

Apr 30 2019

TEGUCIGALPA The Honduran Congress announced on Tuesday it will suspend ratification of new health and education reforms that critics say would lead to privatization and job losses, after mass protests against the policies left three people wounded and several buildings aflame.

Guatemala's anti-graft candidate slams brief detention in Honduras

Apr 11 2019

TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan presidential hopeful known for taking on high-profile corruption cases as attorney general said on Thursday she was detained at an airport in Honduras before abruptly leaving the country shortly afterward.

Migrants depart from El Salvador as new U.S.-bound caravan forms

Jan 16 2019

SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA At least 150 Salvadoran migrants departed in a group for the United States on Wednesday, the latest in a string of such 'caravans' that U.S. President Donald Trump has used to build his case for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Honduran migrant gunned down shortly after U.S. deportation

Dec 19 2018

TEGUCIGALPA A Honduran migrant who had recently been deported from the United States was shot and killed a few blocks from his home, his family said on Wednesday, in another sign of the dangers faced by migrants fleeing Central American gangs.

Honduras court convicts seven men for killing indigenous activist

Nov 29 2018

TEGUCIGALPA A Honduran court convicted seven people on Thursday for the 2016 murder of indigenous land rights campaigner Berta Caceres, who led opposition to the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the ancestral lands of her Lenca tribe.

Honduran president's brother arrested in Miami on drug charges

Nov 23 2018

TEGUCIGALPA The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was arrested on Friday in the United States on drug trafficking charges, the Honduran government said on Friday.

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