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An Island Prison Colony
Might Return in the West
Jul 19, 2023 11:23 AM CDT
An Island Prison Colony Might Return in the West
Honduras plans to build what would be the only active such facility
- Honduras plans to build the only island prison colony in the Western Hemisphere and send its most-feared gangsters there, reports the AP . Honduras' progressive president once promised to address gang violence through systemic reforms to governance and the criminal justice system. Now, President Xiomara Castro plans to build an isolated...
At Least 41 Women
Killed in Prison Riot
Jun 20, 2023 7:06 PM CDT
At Least 41 Women Killed in Prison Riot
'I am going to take drastic measures,' vows president of Honduras
- A grisly riot at a women’s prison in Honduras Tuesday left at least 41 women dead, most burned to death, in violence the country's president blamed on the "mara" street gangs that often wield broad power inside penitentiaries. Most victims were burned but there also were reports...
Political Blow to Taiwan
Mar 26, 2023 7:50 AM CDT
Honduras Delivers Political Blow to Taiwan
Nation follows through on pledge to sever diplomatic ties
- Honduras on Sunday cut diplomatic ties to Taiwan and established them with China instead, reports the AP . The move, signaled earlier this month, is a political blow to Taiwan, which now has formal ties to only 13 sovereign states. The "island’s diplomatic partners are now so few that...
She Told Sons:
'I Hope You Triumph.'
They Died in the Truck
Jun 30, 2022 10:25 AM CDT
She Told Sons: 'I Hope You Triumph.' They Died in the Truck
Tractor-trailer with migrants had passed through federal checkpoint hours earlier
- Among the 53 people who died from extreme heat inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio this week are two boys from southwestern Guatemala, ages 13 and 14, and a pair of brothers from northwestern Honduras who'd hoped to buy their mother a home. Karen Caballero says her sons, Fernando...
US Extradites Leader
Who Left Office in January
Apr 21, 2022 8:11 PM CDT
US Extradites Leader Who Left Office in January
Former Honduras president Juan Orlando Hernández accused of drug trafficking
Honduras extradited former President Juan Orlando Hernández to the United States on Thursday to face drug trafficking and weapons charges in a dramatic reversal for a leader once touted by US authorities as a key ally in the war on the drugs. Just three months after leaving office,...
Boarding on This American
Flight Got a Little Weird
Jan 12, 2022 7:31 AM CST
Boarding on This American Flight Got a Little Weird
Man storms cockpit, seems to try to climb out window on flight from Honduras bound for Miami
- An American Airlines flight from Honduras to Miami got a very late start on Tuesday, but it wasn't due to inclement weather, mechanical issues, or tardy crew members. Instead, per the
New York Times
, a "more novel reason" was behind the delay: an unruly passenger who broke into...
Carbon Monoxide Killed
7 in Family, Tests Show
Dec 22, 2021 6:35 PM CST
Carbon Monoxide Killed 7 in Family, Tests Show
Source could be the furnace or a van in the garage, sheriff says
: Carbon monoxide poisoning, apparently accidental, killed seven family members whose bodies were found in their home, Minnesota officials said Wednesday. Ramsey County officials said blood tests showed a lethal level of carbon monoxide, the AP reports. Technicians couldn't find a problem with the furnace that would have caused...
While Trying to
Reach US, Things
Took a Gruesome Turn
Oct 3, 2021 1:05 PM CDT
While Trying to Reach US, Things Took a Gruesome Turn
Smugglers handed David Sanabria and his daughter over to kidnappers
- In November 2020, Hurricanes Eta and Iota took everything from David Sanabria and his young daughter Ximena in their native Honduras. With the crops they relied on for survival destroyed, the 32-year-old worked out a plan with his brother Denis, who lived in Nashville. As Noticias Telemundo Investiga reporter Juan...
Ex-Dam Company Boss
Convicted in Activist
Berta Caceres' Murder
Jul 6, 2021 12:11 AM CDT
Ex-Dam Company Boss Convicted in Activist Berta Caceres' Murder
Roberto David Castillo Mejía masterminded the slaying
- A Honduran man was convicted of homicide Monday in the 2016 killing of Berta Cáceres, a prize-winning environmental and Indigenous rights defender. After a three-month trial, the court unanimously found Roberto David Castillo Mejía guilty of participating in the killing of Cáceres, a member of the Lenca...
For First Time in 1,168 Days,
She Walked Out of Utah Church
Apr 16, 2021 2:15 AM CDT
For First Time in 1,168 Days, She Walked Out of Utah Church
Vicky Chavez took sanctuary in the church with her 2 young daughters
- After over three years living in a Salt Lake City church to avoid being deported, Honduran immigrant Vicky Chavez stepped outside Thursday with tears in her eyes as church congregants and friends cheered, celebrating her newfound freedom, the AP reports. Chavez and her two young daughters took sanctuary in First...
Boy in Texas Saw Snow for the
First Time, Died the Next Day
Feb 19, 2021 9:42 AM CST
Boy in Texas Saw Snow for the First Time, Died the Next Day
Family suspects Honduras native Cristian Pavon died of hypothermia in bed
- An 11-year-old boy from Honduras asked his mother to film him playing in the first snow he'd ever seen in Conroe, Texas, on Monday. It would be the last footage of him alive. Cristian Pavon's family lost power to their mobile home on Sunday night, but Cristian never...
Honduras Struggles for Relief
After Ravaging by Hurricanes
Dec 14, 2020 5:40 PM CST
Honduras Struggles for Relief After Ravaging by Hurricanes
With thousands living in shelters, COVID-19 fears build
- Nearly a month after being hit by the second of two November hurricanes, Honduras is struggling with the widespread loss of homes, farms, businesses, schools, roads, and bridges. Many are without power and clean water. People are still being rescued by boat, NPR reports, and cities are swamped by mudslides...
Rain From Latest
Measure in Feet,
Nov 3, 2020 12:01 AM CST
Rain From Latest Hurricane Could Measure in Feet, Not Inches
Hurricane Eta threatens flooding in Central America
- Hurricane Eta erupted quickly into a potentially catastrophic major hurricane Monday as it headed for Central America, where forecasters warned of massive flooding and landslides across a vulnerable region, the AP reports. Eta was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 150mph late Monday, the US National Hurricane...
Powerful New Hurricane
Heads to Central America
Nov 2, 2020 7:00 PM CST
Powerful New Hurricane Heads to Central America
Some places could get 25 to 35 inches of rain
- Hurricane Eta erupted quickly into a potentially catastrophic major hurricane Monday as it headed for Central America, where forecasters warned of massive flooding and landslides across a vulnerable region. Eta had maximum sustained winds of 120mph and was located about 85 miles east of the Nicaragua-Honduras border, according to the...
7.7 Quake Triggers
Jan 28, 2020 3:33 PM CST
7.7 Quake Triggers Tsunami Threat
Buildings shook as far as Miami
- The US Geological Survey says a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica on Tuesday, the AP reports. It was centered 86 miles northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 87 miles west-southwest of Niquero, Cuba. It hit at 2:10pm EST and the epicenter...
Mexico Breaks Up
Jan 24, 2020 3:21 AM CST
Mexico Breaks Up Migrant Caravan
800 people were rounded up after crossing border
- Eight hundred Central American migrants were rounded up and hauled onto buses by Mexican national guardsmen and immigration agents after crossing into the country early Thursday and walking for hours along a rural highway. The migrants had stopped for the day at a shaded crossroads when hundreds of national guard...
Prosecutor Reveals an Alleged
$1M Bribe Paid by 'El Chapo'
Oct 3, 2019 12:38 AM CDT
Prosecutor Reveals an Alleged $1M Bribe Paid by 'El Chapo'
Claims Guzman gave the money to the Honduras leader's brother
- Prosecutors alleged Wednesday that convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán personally gave $1 million in bribes to the brother of Honduras' president to pass on to the Central American leader—who swiftly denied wrongdoing. Prosecutor Jason Richman revealed the allegation in a federal court in...
Trump Pact With Honduras
'Seals Off' Central America
Sep 26, 2019 5:18 AM CDT
Trump Pact With Honduras 'Seals Off' Central America
Administration signs deal to send asylum seekers to country
- The Trump administration signed a deal Wednesday with a third Central American country that would effectively seal off the region, preventing asylum-seekers traveling through from entering the United States, the AP reports. The latest agreement, signed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, paves the way to send asylum-seekers...
It Wasn't Good Fishing
Weather. The Boat
Went Out Anyway
Jul 4, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
It Wasn't Good Fishing Weather. The Boat Went Out Anyway
Now 27 are dead, 9 are missing after fishing boat capsizes, sinks off coast of Honduras
- At least 27 fishermen died after a fishing vessel capsized and sank during bad weather Wednesday in the Caribbean off Honduras' northern coast, the Central American country's military says. The AP reports that nine people are missing and 55 others have been rescued. Jose Domingo Meza, a spokesman for...
Trump Calls Migrant Caravan
a National Emergency
Oct 22, 2018 11:00 AM CDT
Trump Calls Migrant Caravan a National Emergency
Thousands of Central Americans marching north are now in Mexico
- The size of a migrant caravan marching north toward the US border is increasing in size even as President Trump escalates his rhetoric. In a series of tweets Monday, Trump called the caravan a national emergency, blamed Democrats for weak immigration laws, asserted that "criminals and unknown Middle Easterners"...
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