Gustavo Palencia

Honduran inmate who linked president's brother to drug deals killed

27 Oct 2019

TEGUCIGALPA 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 lawyer said.

Honduran president denies protecting brother caught in U.S. drug probe

04 Oct 2019

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Thursday he had never intervened to protect anybody, after his brother was accused of smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States for years under Hernandez's protection.

Drowning of U.S.-bound Honduran mother and son underscores plight of migrants

20 Sep 2019

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras/MATAMOROS, Mexico 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 for a bright new life in the United States, she said.

Honduras coffee exports to fall as farmers' plight deepens - industry

20 Sep 2019

TEGUCIGALPA, Sept 19 Coffee exports from Honduras are expected to fall in the next harvest, a senior industry official said on Thursday, as lower bean prices in the global market and climate change dented businesses across the Central American country.

U.S. seeking to make Cubans seek asylum in Honduras: minister

18 Sep 2019

TEGUCIGALPA 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.

Thousands protest against Honduran president after drug link surfaces

07 Aug 2019

TEGUCIGALPA 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 to secure his election in 2013. | Video

At least 26 dead after fishing boat capsizes off Honduran coast

04 Jul 2019

TEGUCIGALPA 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 worst-ever accidents at sea.

Coffee slump reaps bitter harvest for Central American migrants

28 Jun 2019

LA COLONIA, Honduras/CAMOTAN, Guatemala Towards 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.

Honduran president sends military to keep order after protests turn violent

21 Jun 2019

TEGUCIGALPA 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 capital, claiming two lives.

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

20 Jun 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. 

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