Latest Honduras News

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...

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

Sep. 12, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum. "The United States is the only option," Dunea Romero,...

Hondurans feel fate of their unpopular president lies in US

Sep. 9, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In a closet-sized underground hip-hop studio in one of the deadliest neighborhoods in Honduras' capital, Leonardo Sierra believes nothing will change in his country until the United States decides it should. In the 28-year-old's assessment, it is Washington — fearing a...

Ex-Honduras first lady gets 58 years in corruption case

Sep. 4, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran court has sentenced former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla to 58 years in prison for embezzling about $600,000 in government money between 2010 and 2014, when her husband Porfirio Lobo was president. Bonilla's sentence for embezzlement and fraud was at the high end of...

Press groups condemn killing of journalist in Honduras

Sep. 3, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Press groups are condemning the weekend killing of a Honduran television reporter in Honduras. The Inter American Press Association said Tuesday that Edgar Aguilar worked for Honduras' Channel 6 station. Reporters Without Borders says Aguilar was shot to death at a barber shop Saturday...

Honduras' ex-first lady convicted of fraud, embezzlement

Aug. 20, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran court convicted former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla on Tuesday of embezzling about $600,000 in government money between 2010 and 2014, when her husband Porfirio Lobo was president. Bonilla's sentence will be announced Aug. 28 and could run between 58 and 87 years in...

4 dead as rival fans fight before Honduran soccer game

Aug. 18, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A fourth victim has died from injuries sustained during a fight between fans of the rival Honduran soccer teams Motagua and Olimpia, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. The violence began when fans of the Olimpia team threw stones and other objects Saturday evening at a bus...

O'Rourke visits town targeted by 'terrifying' ICE raids

Aug. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke on Friday became the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit one of the Mississippi towns where federal immigration agents raided chicken processing plants and arrested nearly 700 people — kicking off a new phase of his campaign he says will focus on...

President of Honduras says he faces no US criminal charges

Aug. 13, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández offered assurances Tuesday that he faces no criminal charges in the United States and said recent allegations by U.S. federal prosecutors were based on drug traffickers trying to take revenge against him. Hernández came to Washington...

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Honduras

Aug. 10, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Honduras on Saturday on the final leg of a tour of Central America. Pelosi is traveling with a congressional delegation to explore the causes of immigration and possible solutions. The delegation has already visited Guatemala and El...