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Honduras seeks to lock in constitutional ban on abortion

Jan. 22, 2021 5:31 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran lawmakers are moving to lock in the country’s ban on abortions by making it explicit in the constitution. The charter already states that “those who are yet to be born will be considered born, for the purposes of the law.” An amendment adopted...

Coronavirus puts Honduras' coffee harvest in jeopardy

Dec. 31, 2020 3:20 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is threatening Honduras’ coffee harvest by keeping Hondurans who would normally travel for the work at home and preventing foreign harvesters from entering the country, local coffee producers say. The risk to one of Honduras’ most...

Honduras investigates murders of 2 Indigenous leaders

Dec. 30, 2020 4:01 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities said Wednesday they are investigating the murders of two activists and Indigenous leaders killed in separate incidents over the weekend. Félix Vásquez, a longtime environmental activist from the Lenca indigenous group, was shot by masked men in...

Journalist killed in Honduras, 4th so far this year

Dec. 23, 2020 8:04 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A radio journalist has been killed in Honduras, the fourth to be slain this year, the InterAmerican Press Association said Wednesday. The group identified the victim as Pedro Arcángel Canelas, owner of Radio Bambi and host of the news program “Correo...