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Mexico beats Honduras 3-2, reaches Gold Cup semifinal

Jul. 25, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rogelio Funes Mori scored his third goal of the tournament in the 26th minute, and defending champion Mexico defeated Honduras 3-0 on Saturday night to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals. Funes Mori, who made his national team debut on...

Germany cuts short Olympic warmup with allegations of racism

Jul. 17, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

WAKAYAMA, Japan (AP) — Germany’s Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player toward German defender Jordan Torunarigha. The players left the...

Mastermind in 2016 killing of Honduran activist convicted

Jul. 05, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran man was convicted of homicide Monday in the 2016 killing of Berta Cáceres, a prize-winning environmental and Indigenous rights defender. After a three-month trial, the court unanimously found Roberto David Castillo Mejía guilty...

US publishes list of corrupt officials in Central America

Jul. 01, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The U.S. State Department has named more than 50 current and former officials, including former presidents and active lawmakers, suspected of corruption or undermining democracy in three Central American countries. Many of the cases were known in...

Honduras opens embassy in Jerusalem, 4th country to do so

Jun. 24, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Honduras on Thursday opened its embassy in contested Jerusalem, becoming the fourth country to follow the U.S. move under former President Donald Trump to relocate its chief diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv. To mark the occasion, Honduran...

USAID chief speaks of fragility of democracy in El Salvador

Jun. 14, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Weeks after announcing that U.S. aid to El Salvador would be steered away from government institutions because of “deep concerns” over the ousting of judges and the attorney general, the director of the U.S. development agency delivered a message about...

Tearful reunion after mom saw AP photo of daughter at border

Jun. 08, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six years had passed since Glenda Valdez kissed her toddler goodbye and left for the United States — six years since she held Emely in her arms. But here she was, at Texas’ Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, tearfully embracing the little...

Mexican traffickers steal bus trying to smuggle migrants

Jun. 07, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a sign of how bold migrant traffickers in Mexico have become, smugglers stole a purple passenger bus near Mexico City, loaded it with 57 people from Haiti, Brazil, Chile and Honduras and sent it up a highway toward the northern city of Monterrey. ...

'Do not come': Harris seeks 'hope at home' for Guatemalans

Jun. 07, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris offered an optimistic outlook for improved cooperation with Guatemala on addressing the spike in migration to the U.S. after her meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday. She also delivered a direct warning to...

Siebatcheu scores to lift US over Honduras in Nations League

Jun. 04, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Honduras held the United States even for nearly an entire match, giving most of the young Americans their first flavor of the even harsher rough-and-tumble that awaits in World Cup qualifying. Shortly before the game would have gone to penalty kicks,...