Latest Tegucigalpa News

US extends protection for 6 nations' migrants for a year

Nov. 1, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is extending temporary protected status coverage for migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The status, which has been granted because of disasters or conflicts in...

Honduran inmate who linked president's brother to drugs dead

Oct. 26, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — An inmate involved in the trial of the brother of Honduran President Honduran Juan Orlando Hernández has been stabbed and shot to death in a prison in the Central American country. Prison officials said Nery López Sanabria, also known as Magdaleno Meza Fúnez, was...

Violent protests seek removal of Honduras president

Oct. 24, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Protests calling for the exit of President Juan Orlando Hernández turned violent Thursday as Honduran police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators in the capital. Protesters blocked roads with burning tires. Windows were broken in downtown businesses....

Hondurans call for president to step down after drug verdict

Oct. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Opposition groups called Saturday for more protests to demand that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández be removed from office after his younger brother was convicted of drug trafficking in a New York court. Thousands of Hondurans protested into the early hours of the...

Brother of Honduran president convicted of drug conspiracy

Oct. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of the Honduran president was convicted Friday in a massive drug conspiracy case in New York City after prosecutors said he relied on "state sponsored drug trafficking" enabled by the Central American leader. Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández, 41, a former Honduran congressman,...

Honduran cartel figure testifies he bribed presidents

Oct. 11, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former boss of Honduras' Los Cachiros cartel testified Friday that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to the current and former presidents of Honduras in exchange for protection from extradition to the United States and other favors. Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga said in...

Narco testifies he gave $100k to Honduran candidates in 2009

Oct. 4, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Honduran drug trafficker gave more details Friday about campaign contributions he says he gave to the current and former presidents of the Central American nation — money he says was channeled through the brother of now-President Juan Orlando Hernández. Víctor Hugo...

American asylum pact with Honduras seals 'Northern Triangle'

Sep. 25, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration signed a deal Wednesday with a third Central American country that would effectively seal off the region, preventing asylum-seekers traveling through from entering the United States. The latest agreement, signed on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, paves...

Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras

Sep. 20, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In a ward usually reserved for juvenile burn victims, children lay listlessly under mosquito nets next to worried parents. On a recent day, 9-year-old Carlos Benítez was headed home after enduring several days of intravenous fluids while doctors waited for his dengue fever...

Blackout hits 4 nations in Central America, affects millions

Sep. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A failure in Central America's electrical grid left millions of people without power for hours in at least four countries Monday. Honduras was the country hardest hit, with the entirety of its territory and its more than 9 million inhabitants affected. Traffic snarled as more...