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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 police stop US-bound migrants before Guatemala border [Video]

Honduras police stop US-bound migrants before Guatemala border

Hopes of a new start shattered by the global pandemic - Al Jazeera hears from migrants stranded in Honduras.

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Honduran president hospitalized for Covid-19, treated for pneumonia

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been hospitalized for Covid-19 and is being treated for pneumonia, a health official said on Wednesday, a day after the Central American leader's diagnosis..
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Honduran president says he is infected with coronavirus

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said late on Tuesday he has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, is receiving treatment and will work remotely and through his aides.
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Honduras extends coronavirus curfew by one week to June 14

Honduras has extended a curfew by one week through June 14 in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, security ministry spokesman Jair Meza said on Sunday.
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African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards U.S. border

Migrants from Africa and the Caribbean, stranded in Honduras after Central American countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, on Wednesday kept marching north in an..
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African, Haitian migrants in Honduras defy border closure in attempt to reach U.S.

African, Cuban and Haitian migrants stranded in Honduras after borders were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic began trekking northward on Tuesday in an attempt to reach the United States,..
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Honduran prison brawl leaves six dead, two injured

Six inmates died and two more were injured between Saturday night and Sunday morning in a violent brawl in a Honduran women's prison home to 835, part of which was set on fire, a prison official said..
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U.S. returns migrant children despite risks worsened by coronavirus: UNICEF

The United States has returned at least 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras since early March despite risks of violence and discrimination that have..
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Honduras extends blanket curfew again to halt spread of coronavirus

Honduras on Sunday extended its blanket curfew for a week, a key measure in its efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Cut off by coronavirus: Hondurans in packed prison suffer mental toll

For Yerbin Estrada, the worst part of the day is when the sun begins to set. The hundreds of inmates of La Esperanza prison in central Honduras must leave its small courtyard and file back to their..
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In clash with riot police, Hondurans block burial of coronavirus victim

Residents of an impoverished part of the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, clashed with riot police on Thursday after blocking the burial of a person suspected of having died from the novel coronavirus,..
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Honduran president denies drug trafficking accusations

The drug trafficking accusations against Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez are "100%" false, the president's office said on Thursday, after U.S. prosecutors announced drug trafficking charges..
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U.S. charges ex-Honduran police chief 'El Tigre' with drug conspiracy

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced drug trafficking charges against a former chief of the Honduran National Police, the latest in a string of U.S. drug cases against officials of the Central..
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In already poor Honduras, coronavirus pushes some into homelessness

Poor Hondurans who were barely eking out a living selling basics on the capital's gritty streets prior to the coronavirus outbreak are now sleeping on those same streets as they can no longer afford..
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Trump says U.S. sending ventilators, coronavirus help to Latin America, Asia

The United States will send ventilators to three countries in Latin America - Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras - as well as to Indonesia, President Donald Trump said on Friday, as the coronavirus..
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Honduras extends curfew by one week in fight against coronavirus

The government of Honduras on Sunday extended a curfew through April 26 in an effort to contain the coronavirus which has infected 472 people and killed 46 in the impoverished Central American country.
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Cuba will send medical team to Honduras to fight the coronavirus: health minister

Honduran Health Minister Alba Consuelo Flores said on Thursday that a Cuban medical brigade would join local medics in the fight against the novel coronavirus as it spreads in the poor Central American..
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Mass testing key to fight corona, India no where in game: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said mass testing for coronavirus infection is key to fighting its spread but the country is currently "nowhere in the game". Stating that the country has quite..
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Honduras registers 31 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 343 cases and 23 deaths

Honduras will extend its national curfew to April 19 as the country ramps up efforts to contain the coronavirus, the security ministry said on Wednesday.
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Honduras aims to ensure food supply with plantings on unoccupied land

Honduras will spur planting of grains, vegetables and fruit on unoccupied land as it intervenes in the agroindustrial sector to ensure the food supply amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, President..
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Twitter removes accounts linked to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, other countries

Twitter took down thousands of accounts linked to Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Serbia on Thursday for either taking directions from the governments or promoting pro-government content.
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Honduran government delivers food to 3.2 million people amid coronavirus lockdown

Armed Honduran soldiers began delivering food to some 3.2 million people on lockdown in their homes on Wednesday, part of the government's efforts stop the spread of coronavirus in a nation with few..
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Honduran government says confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 24

The Honduran government said on Thursday the number of registered cases of coronavirus infection in the Central American country had risen to 24.
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Panama, Honduras report increases in coroanvirus infections

Panama on Wednesday had registered 109 cases of coronavirus infection in total, up from 86 one day earlier, health minister Rosario Turner told a news conference.
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Coronavirus crackdown leaves Honduras in near lockdown

The Honduras was in a state of near lockdown on Monday after the government decided to send public and private sector workers home, temporarily call off flights, and suspend public transport to halt..
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South, Central American nations tighten borders to combat coronavirus

Guatemala logged its first fatality from coronavirus on Sunday as nations in South and Central America ramped up measures to contain the infection, with Panama banning entry of non-resident foreigners..
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Honduras registers third coronavirus case, president says

Honduran authorities have detected the Central American country's third case of coronavirus infection, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Friday.
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Honduras orders two-week school closure over coronavirus

The Honduran government said on Thursday that all schools, both public and private, would close for two weeks from Friday to contain the coronavirus, after the country's National Autonomous University..
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Honduras' biggest university suspends operations to contain coronavirus

Honduras' National Autonomous University, the largest university in the Central American country with about 87,000 students, will suspend operations indefinitely to prevent the spread of coronavirus,..
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Honduras suspends deportation flights from Mexico on coronavirus fears

The Honduran government suspended deportation flights from Mexico on Tuesday, a senior official said, citing coronavirus fears and a lack of public health capacity for potential cases of infection.
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Three Honduran policemen killed in shootout to free jailed MS-13 gang leader

About 20 gunmen dressed in military fatigues and police uniforms on Thursday killed three policemen and wounded two others during an attack to free one of the most senior leaders of the powerful MS-13..
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Mexican president says Central American caravans driven by political forces

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday a caravan of Central American migrants that crossed into Mexico this week was not spontaneous, signaling that Honduran activists were..
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Mexico halts migrant caravan, deports hundreds to Honduras

Mexico's government said on Tuesday that it largely halted a caravan of undocumented Central Americans migrants who waded across a river into Mexico, and says others who attempt to enter the country..
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Honduras declares Hezbollah a terrorist organization

The Honduran government has formally declared Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a top security official said on Monday.
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Honduras vows to fight corruption after ending anti-graft body's mandate

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Sunday he was committed to battling corruption after his government ended the mandate of an anti-graft mission in the country backed by the..
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Brief scuffles at Guatemala-Mexico border as migrants try to cross

Scuffles briefly broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Saturday morning as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security..
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Honduras ends mandate for anti-corruption body

Honduras on Friday effectively ended the mandate of an anti-graft body backed by the Organization of American States (OAS), dealing another setback to the fight against corruption in the region.
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More than 2,000 migrants enter Guatemala with Mexico in their sights

At least 2,200 people have entered Guatemala as part of a fast-growing U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration..
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Over 1,000 migrants enter Guatemala, caravan heads toward Mexico

At least 1,300 people have entered Guatemala in a new U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration demands to contain..
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Guatemalan leader says Mexico plans to contain new caravan

Guatemala's new president on Wednesday faced an early test of his ability to manage migration as a caravan of hundreds of people left Honduras for the United States, and said Mexico would halt its..
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Mexico said latest migrant caravan won't pass - Guatemala president

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the Guatemalan government that a caravan of migrants heading towards the United States from Honduras would not be allowed to enter Mexico, new Guatemalan..
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Guatemala president faces quick migration test as Honduras caravan nears

Guatemala's new president faces an early test of his ability to impose migration controls sought by Washington as a caravan of hundreds of people left neighboring Honduras on Wednesday, aiming to cross..
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U.S. to send police to Honduras to provide support in immigration control

The United States will send police to Honduran borders to train and support the Central American country's authorities in immigration control, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said at..
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Sixteen inmates killed in latest bout of prison mayhem in Honduras

At least 16 Honduran inmates were killed during a fight between armed gangs of prisoners on Sunday, officials said, the second outbreak of violence to hit Honduras' beleaguered jails in the past few..
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Gang fight in Honduran prison leaves at least 18 inmates dead

At least 18 inmates were killed and 16 wounded during a fight between rival gangs in a Honduran penitentiary on Friday, authorities said, in one of the worst recent outbreaks of prison violence in the..
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At least three inmates killed in prison violence in Honduras

At least three inmates were killed in a shooting in a Honduran prison in the Atlantic port city of Tela on Friday, a senior military official said.
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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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