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Inmates kill 6 others at women's prison in Honduras

May. 24, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of inmates at a women's prison in Honduras used a fire to distract prison officials and murdered six other prisoners, authorities said Sunday. The National Penitentiary Institute said in a statement that the incident began around 11 p.m. Saturday when an inmate set fire to an...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2012 file photo, Honduras Police Chief Gen. Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, also known as the Tiger, or

US prosecutors signal Honduras leader is target in drug case

May. 1, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — References to the Honduran president appear throughout U.S. prosecutors’ statements announcing drug trafficking charges against the former chief of Honduras’ national police this week. For months, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan has been signaling...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2012 file photo, Honduras Police Chief Gen. Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, also known as the Tiger, or

Ex-Honduran national police chief charged in New York

Apr. 30, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief of the Honduran National Police faces drug and weapons charges in New York, where prosecutors claimed Thursday that he traded his law enforcement clout to protect U.S.-bound shipments of cocaine. The charges were brought against Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, known as...

A man is disinfected by a health worker at the site where Guatemalans returned from the U.S. are being held in Guatemala City, Friday, April 17, 2020. Recently deported Guatemalans were placed in a athletic dorm facility to wait for the results of their tests for the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Scant testing in US migration system risks spreading virus

Apr. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Trump administration’s failure to test all but a small percentage of detained immigrants for the novel coronavirus may be helping it spread through the United States’ sprawling system of detention centers and then to Central America and elsewhere aboard regular...