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Gustavo Palencia

Thousands of U.S.-bound migrants cross into Guatemala without authorization

02 Oct 2020

GUATEMALA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA Guatemala invoked special measures for security forces on Thursday, after thousands of Central American migrants crossed the border without authorization as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States.

Honduran caravan heads towards U.S. to escape pandemic-induced poverty

01 Oct 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Hundreds of Hondurans formed a caravan headed towards the United States on Wednesday, seeking to improve their living conditions as coronavirus has killed over 2,000 people and paralysed the economy in the Central American nation, local media reported.

Honduras hopes to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem by end of year

21 Sep 2020

JERUSALEM/TEGUCIGALPA Honduras hopes to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv by the end of 2020, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, a move likely to anger the Palestinians.

Supporters want convicted Honduran money launderer for president

08 Aug 2020

TEGUCIGALPA A former Honduran presidential candidate who confessed to laundering drug money arrived in his home country on Friday afternoon, after serving a three-year sentence in a U.S. prison.

EU gives Honduran health system $93 mln to tackle coronavirus

23 Jul 2020

TEGUCIGALPA, July 22 The European Union has granted Honduras 80 million euros ($93 million) in aid to help the impoverished Central American nation's health system cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, an EU representative said on Wednesday.

Honduran president hospitalized for COVID-19, treated for pneumonia

18 Jun 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, is undergoing treatment in hospital for pneumonia after he tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the government said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Honduran president hospitalized for COVID-19, treated for pneumonia

18 Jun 2020

TEGUCIGALPA, June 17 Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, is undergoing treatment in hospital for pneumonia after he tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the government said on Wednesday.

Honduran president says he is infected with coronavirus

17 Jun 2020

TEGUCIGALPA Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, is receiving treatment and will work remotely and through his aides, he said late on Tuesday.

Stranded in Central America, migrants demand passage to U.S. border

05 Jun 2020

PANAMA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA Panama has stepped up border controls in the vast and wild Darien Province that neighbors Colombia, authorities said on Thursday, after some members of a group of 1,900 migrants from as far afield as Africa tried to break out of a detention center to trek north.

African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards U.S. border

04 Jun 2020

TEGUCIGALPA 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 attempt to reach the United States.

World News

In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday's final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before their Nov. 3 contest.