Honduras’ first female president, Xiomara Castro was sworn in on Thursday in Tegucigalpa. Castro is a democratic socialist and won a landslide victory in the presidential election last year. Castro’s platform focused on countering years of governance involved with corruption and scandal. Castro’s party, the Freedom and Refoundation Party won
In Honduras, citizens are preparing for the devastating tropical storm Eta to make landfall by the end of the day. Honduran rescue teams have elevated evacuation efforts as of this morning, and a state of alert has been administered as heavy rains from the storm case rivers to flood homes.
A newly released US Senate report details an unauthorized operation in which US border agents working in Guatemala detained Honduran migrants seeking refuge in the US and forcibly returned them back to Honduras. The unauthorized operation occurred last January, according to a review by Democrats sitting on the Senate Foreign
On Wednesday, a caravan containing hundreds of Honduran nationals escaping poverty and seeking to improve their living conditions headed for the US. In Honduras, the COVID-19 virus has killed over 2,000 and paralyzed the economy, according to local media. The migrants consist of mostly young men and women with small
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has recently described a surge in drug trafficker’s use of immigrants at the border to distract U.S. officers to open up unprotected smuggling lanes. In one recent instance, a group of 247 immigrants from Central America arrived at the border and 50 of
Small group of Marines, sailors complete ‘first step’ in building long-term Latin America task force
The U.S. is slowly strengthening a multinational task force in Latin America whose role spans from natural disaster to security responses. 2018’s exercises saw the first time officers from foreign partner countries were integrated into the command staff, when a Colombian officer served as deputy commander of the task force.
On track to join Guatemala and the US in moving embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Honduras is holding talks with the US and Israel on the subject. The meeting was held in Brazil next to the inauguration of its new president Jair Bolsonaro, who has said the Brazil’s move