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Eta toll rises to at least 57 in hard-hit Honduras
Central America
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Central America
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Eta toll rises to at least 57 in hard-hit Honduras

AFP - November 9, 2020

The death toll in Honduras from Tropical Storm Eta has more than doubled in 24 hours, with authorities Monday reporting 57 people had died as rescuers search…

Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants
Central America
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Central America
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Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants

AFP - October 5, 2020

Guatemala has sent back almost 3,500 Honduran migrants from a caravan that was heading to the United States over concerns they might spread Covid-19, President Alejandro Giammattei…

Violence picks up in Central America after brief truce due to COVID-19
Crime
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Crime
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Violence picks up in Central America after brief truce due to COVID-19

Noe LEIVA / AFP - August 24, 2020

The corpses in bags and under sheets reappeared on the streets of the Honduran capital, marking a spike in violence that affects northern Central America after a…

Honduran president and wife test positive for the coronavirus
Central America
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Central America
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Honduran president and wife test positive for the coronavirus

AFP - June 17, 2020

The Honduran president, Juan Orlando Hernández, and his wife, Ana García, tested positive for the coronavirus, the president announced Tuesday in a press appearance. "Over the weekend,…

Remembering Tan-Sahsa Flight 414, the deadliest plane crash in Central American history
Central America
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Central America
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Remembering Tan-Sahsa Flight 414, the deadliest plane crash in Central American history

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 21, 2019

On Oct. 21, 1989, Tan-Sahsa Flight 414 crashed while on approach to Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. One-hundred and thirty-one passengers died in the accident, making…

Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’
Central America
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Central America
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Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive "targeted assistance in the areas of law enforcement and…

US prosecutor says Honduran president took fortune in drug bribes
Central America
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Central America
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US prosecutor says Honduran president took fortune in drug bribes

Laura Bonilla / AFP - October 3, 2019

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez took millions of dollars in bribes from drug lords including jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a US prosecutor said Wednesday…

Police repress Independence Day demonstrations in Honduras
Central America
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Central America
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Police repress Independence Day demonstrations in Honduras

AFP and The Tico Times - September 16, 2019

Hundreds of Honduran police officers attacked with tear gas more than 1,000 people marching in parallel to Sunday's parade organized by the government to commemorate the 198th…

Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

Responding to a call for international collaboration, Costa Rica's Health Ministry is helping Honduras as it faces a deadly outbreak of dengue fever. Costa Rica donated insecticides…

Honduras police clash with students demanding president’s ouster
Central America
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Central America
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Honduras police clash with students demanding president’s ouster

AFP - January 29, 2019

Police in Honduras fired tear gas at hundreds of student protesters who blocked a major road in the capital Tegucigalpa as they called for the resignation of…