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Honduras Pledges New Era in Human Rights, Creates Cabinet Post.

Honduras promised on Thursday to turn a new page in human rights — protecting everyone from indigenous activists to gay rights campaigners — in a declaration of intent backed with the creation of the country's first dedicated rights minister. Rights watchdogs consider Honduras one of the most hostile and dangerous ...

- Voice of America - US

US Takes MS-13 Gang Fight to Its Root Countries.

The U.S. Justice Department is taking the fight against the Central American street gang known as MS-13 to its home turf – the so-called “northern triangle” countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. With roots among war refugees from El Salvador in Los Angeles in the 1980s, MS-13, also known by its ...

- Voice of America - US

The Militarization of US Policy on Latin America Is Deepening Under Trump.

In a high-level meeting Friday, the presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will discuss the region's security with American and Mexican officials. Innocuous enough, you may think. But part of the meeting will be held on a US military base in Miami, Florida - the headquarters of the US Southern Command, the ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Young immigrants write of hope in gang-scarred US town.

One student wrote how his parents were fed up with paying "war taxes" to street gangs in Honduras.

- FOX News - US

Young immigrants write of hope in gang-scarred US town.

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — One student wrote how his parents were fed up with paying "war taxes" to street gangs in Honduras. Another told how he finally left that country after he was hit in the leg by a stray…

- Billings Gazette - US

Skies are the frontline in fight against human trafficking.

LONDON -- Flight attendant Donna Hubbard was deeply concerned when a couple carried a boy who was sweating, lethargic and appeared to be in pain onto her flight from Honduras to Miami in October last year.

- GMA News - PH

Chance of tropical cyclone development in Gulf now 90 percent, forecasters say.

There is still a lot of uncertainty about the weather system near Honduras, officials say.

- Times-Picayune - US

US Hopes for 'Shared Partnership' With Central America to Halt Illegal Immigration.

The United States is pushing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — together known as the Northern Triangle states — to do more to halt illegal migration, drug trafficking and corruption, in a shared partnership with Washington. VOA State Department Correspondent Nike Ching reports from Miami.

- Voice of America - US

UN refugee agency strives to resolve gaps in protection mechanisms in Honduras.

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama The protection needs are severe and remain undocumented. Those forced to leave due to violence and crime are not recognized by local authorities or provided with any kind of support. The North ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

US VP discusses regional issues with Guatemalan, Honduran leaders.

US VP discusses regional issues with Guatemalan, Honduran leaders...


Central American Leaders, Facing US Aid Cuts, Vow to Do More.

Facing deep cuts to foreign aid by the Trump administration, Central American leaders pledged Thursday to take more responsibility to battle organized crime and curb illegal immigration from the region. At a meeting of Latin American leaders in Miami, Washington is pushing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, known as the ...

- Voice of America - US

Central American Leaders Voice Concerns About U.S. Deportations

Leaders from Honduras and El Salvador implored Vice President Mike Pence to allow their citizens to remain in the United States under a temporary work program.

- New York Times - US

Urgent help needed for Central American children on the run

As the number of children fleeing gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras soars, UNHCR is launching a campaign for US$18 million in vital aid.

- UN - INT

When Corruption Is the Operating System: The Case of Honduras

In some five dozen countries worldwide, corruption can no longer be understood as merely the iniquitous doings of individuals. Rather, it is the operating system of sophisticated networks that cross sectoral and national boundaries in their drive to maximize returns for their members.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Honduras: Human Rights Ministry Could Help Prevent Abuses

Press ReleasesHonduras: Human Rights Ministry Could Help Prevent AbusesMay 26, 2017Freedom House released the following statement in response to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez announcing plans to create a ministry of human rights.

- Freedom House - US