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Honduras: Country 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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Honduras lawmakers urge president to shut down anti-corruption body

Honduran lawmakers allied with President Juan Orlando Hernandez have voted against renewing an agreement with the Organization of American States (OAS) to extend the mandate of an anti-corruption body.
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Honduras court orders 50-year jail terms in case of slain dam activist

A Honduran court on Monday handed down jail terms of up to five decades for seven men convicted of the 2016 murder of indigenous activist Berta Caceres, who led a battle against a major dam on the..
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Honduran migrant sent back under new U.S. deal resigned to fate for now

The first Honduran migrant sent back home under new restrictions pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump expressed sadness and confusion over his whirlwind repatriation on Friday, resigned for now to his..
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Shifting asylum 'burden': U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant

The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution..
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U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant under asylum deal

The first Honduran asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a controversial U.S. agreement that establishes Guatemala as a safe third country to process people fleeing..
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Honduras joins El Salvador in obtaining protected status extension in U.S

The U.S. government has extended temporary protection for Hondurans living in the United States by a year, Honduran officials said on Friday, following a similar extension for Salvadorans in a rollback..
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U.S. extends protected status for Hondurans in U.S. by a year: Honduran official

The U.S. government has extended temporary protection for Hondurans living in the United States by an additional year, the Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Friday.
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Honduran inmate who linked president's brother to drug deals killed

An alleged drug dealer with knowledge of drug shipments involving a brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez convicted this month for drug trafficking, was killed on Saturday in prison, his..
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Honduran president hobbled after being implicated in brother's bribery conviction

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged battered from the trial and conviction of his brother on Friday after the U.S. Justice Department concluded that the evidence showed narcotraffickers..
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Brother of Honduran president found guilty in U.S. drug trial

Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez was found guilty of U.S. drug trafficking charges on Friday after a two-week trial that featured dramatic accusations of corruption against his..
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Honduran president denies protection for drug traffickers

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez denied on Thursday that the Central American nation protects drug traffickers or is a narco state, following allegations in the U.S. trial of his brother that..
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U.S. jury begins deliberating in drug trial of Honduran president's brother

Jurors on Thursday began deliberating in the U.S. drug trafficking case of Honduran politician Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernandez, brother of the Central American country's current president, following a..
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U.S. restores aid to Central America after reaching migration deals

The United States on Wednesday restored economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration complained the three Central American countries had done..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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'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,..
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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.
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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,..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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Coffee slump reaps bitter harvest for Central American migrants

Toward the end of 2018, Honduran coffee farmer Mario Lopez paid a human smuggler, or coyote, to take him to the United States in a bid to escape the economic ruin engulfing him at home.
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Honduran president sends military to keep order after protests turn violent

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Thursday sent out the armed forces to impose order after protests against his embattled administration descended into lawlessness overnight in parts of the..
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Honduran president orders military deployment as civil unrest mounts

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez ordered the deployment of military forces on Thursday as violent anti-government protests continued in the capital even after the government reached an..
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