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Authorities in Honduras order exhumation of land activist

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities on Monday ordered the exhumation of the body of a land defender who died under unclear circumstances near the country’s Caribbean coast. Members of an ethnic group of mixed African and Indigenous heritage contend the death of...

2 Cuban sisters' 4,200-mile journey to the US and a new life

Jan. 30, 2023 10:30 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Rolo González sisters walked out of Nicaragua's main airport and peered out onto a sea of young men. The Central American “coyotes” squinted back, trying to find the people they would smuggle to the United States. These were the first steps that 19-year-old...

Honduran congress to begin selecting new Supreme Court

Jan. 24, 2023 09:43 AM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran lawmakers will begin choosing the 15 members of a new Supreme Court this week in a process with implications for the administration of President Xiomara Castro, who promised a sharp break with her predecessor’s “dictatorship.” If...

Answers sought in killings of 2 Honduran environmentalists

Jan. 19, 2023 13:26 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The family of one of two environmental activists killed in a rural part of northern Honduras say authorities are not properly investigating the slayings of the pair who had faced threats for their work. Aly Domínguez and Jairo Bonilla were riding a...

Daughter of former US intelligence director guilty of murder

Jan. 04, 2023 16:58 PM EST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The daughter of former U.S. intelligence director John Negroponte has been found guilty of fatally stabbing a 24-year-old man after a drunken argument inside a Maryland home. A Montgomery County jury on Tuesday convicted Sophia Negroponte, 29, of second-degree...

Honduras suspends rights in 2 big cities amid gang crackdown

Dec. 05, 2022 19:34 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras became the second country in Central America to impose a state of exception suspending some constitutional rights to help fight street gangs when a decree took effect Monday. The extraordinary measures target the capital Tegucigalpa and the...

Honduras declares state of emergency against gang crime

Nov. 25, 2022 18:29 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras became the second country in Central America to declare a state of emergency to fight gang crimes like extortion. For years, street gangs have charged protection money from bus and taxi drivers and store owners in Honduras, as in neighboring...