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Honduran president and wife test positive for the coronavirus

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

US prosecutor says Honduran president took fortune in drug bribes

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 alleged Wednesday.

Honduras police clash with students demanding president’s ouster

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 President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who just finished the first year of his second term.

Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, U.N.-backed body in Guatemala that brought down that country's government.

Honduras torches effigies of president, 2015’s problems

Hondurans ushered in 2016 on Friday by burning symbols of last year's problems -- an effigy of President Juan Orlando Hernández among them.

Scandal-plagued Honduras needs dramatic overhaul, say analysts

Today, 62 percent of Hondurans live in poverty and 42 percent live in “extreme poverty.” To make matters worse, violence and organized crime is fueling emigration, while the country’s weakened institutions are encouraging a process of remilitarization.

Honduras: Journalist who exposed corruption takes refuge in national human rights office

A Honduran journalist who helped expose a government corruption scandal took refuge in the national human rights office Thursday after denouncing plans to kill him.

Anti-corruption protests spread to Honduras with demands that President Hernández resign

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Approximately 5,000 protesters Friday demanded Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández's resignation after he was accused by the opposition of having accepted illegal funds from the Honduran Social Security Institute to finance his presidential campaign in 2013.

Honduran ex-president ousted in coup could run again

In an ironic twist in Honduras' turbulent recent politics, the country's high court struck down a provision of the constitution last month that prohibited former and sitting presidents from seeking re-election. Zelaya was ousted largely because he sought to make the same change.

Guatemala-Honduras customs union first step in regional development plan

Customs offices are scheduled to be removed along the two countries’ shared border in December of this year. Authorities and business leaders hope the move will cut costs and speed up transportation of goods throughout the region.

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