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Survivors from Honduras fishing boat sinking tell of fears

Jul. 4, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Survivors of the sinking of two Honduran fishing boats that claimed at least 27 lives said Thursday they thought they also were going to perish. "The only thing we could think at that moment is that we were going to die there, but God is great," said Dexin Ordónez, one of...

Honduran fishing boat sinks; 27 dead, 9 missing, 55 rescued

Jul. 3, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A fishing vessel sank during bad weather Wednesday in the Caribbean off Honduras' northern coast, and at least 27 fishermen were known dead, the Central American country's military said. Nine people remained missing and 55 others had been rescued. José Domingo Meza, a...

Central American officials avoid focus on immigration

Jul. 3, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — From the steps of his church in this Guatemalan border town, the Rev. Fernando Cuevas has watched the flow of migrants evolve from massive caravans that filled the nearby plaza to small groups of families arriving by bus to scramble aboard rafts waiting to carry them to Mexico....

Honduran police end strike as protests demand president quit

Jun. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Riot police ended a three-day work stoppage Friday but warned Honduras' government they will not crack down on thousands who continue to protest in the streets demanding President Juan Orlando Hernández resign. "We will not repress our people anymore and we will respect...

Central American migrants say deal doesn't dash asylum hopes

Jun. 9, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively to curtail migration from Central America. But Edwin Sabillon Orellana of Honduras said he and his...

Honduras street protests go on despite laws' cancellation

Jun. 3, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Thousands of teachers and doctors in Honduras joined in street protests again Monday despite the president's cancellation of decrees that they feared would lead to extensive layoffs. Public sector employees have been marching for weeks, accusing President Juan Orlando...