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Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain times


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US motions expand drug claims against Honduras president


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El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala stage mass raids on gangs


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Graft, gangs, bad conditions fuel Honduras prison killings

Graft, gangs, bad conditions fuel Honduras prison killingsA top security official in Honduras said Monday the Mara Salvatrucha gang ordered prison riots that killed 37 inmates since Friday. Assistant Security Minister Luis Suazo said the gang known as MS-13 staged the bloody riots to force the government to back down from emergency measures decreed last week. “We have information that the MS is behind this and gave the orders to carry out these attacks,” said Suazo.



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16 inmates killed in latest prison outburst in Honduras

16 inmates killed in latest prison outburst in HondurasAt least 16 prisoners died during fighting inside a juvenile detention center in Honduras on Sunday, two days after rioting at another prison killed 18 inmates, authorities said. The rioting was confirmed to The Associated Press by José Coello, spokesman for the National Interagency Security Force, an entity formed from the military and the National Police to deal with the recent unrest in Honduras’ prisons.



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Prison clashes leave 36 dead in Honduras

Prison clashes leave 36 dead in HondurasAt least 36 people were killed in weekend clashes in Honduran prisons as the military and police try to regain control after a spate of murders linked to the criminal gangs plaguing the country. On Sunday afternoon, 18 gang members died in a clash between inmates at El Porvenir prison, 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of the capital Tegucigalpa. "Firearms, knives and machetes" were used in the brawl, which also left 10 wounded, Lieutenant Jose Coello, a spokesman for the National Inter-Institutional Security Force (Fusina), told local media.



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Honduras joins El Salvador in obtaining protected status extension in U.S

Honduras joins El Salvador in obtaining protected status extension in U.SThe U.S. government has extended temporary protection for Hondurans living in the United States by a year, Honduran officials said on Friday, following a similar extension for Salvadorans in a rollback of U.S. plans to end the program. U.S. President Donald Trump last year said he would shut down temporary protected status (TPS) for Hondurans and Salvadorans after a January 2020 expiration, amid a slew of measures meant to crack down on growing numbers of migrants from Central America. “On our part, we will keep working to find a permanent and humane solution for our Honduran brothers,” Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said in a Tweet on Friday, adding that TPS covers more than 40,000 Hondurans.



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Prosecutor: ‘El Chapo’ gave $1M to Honduras leader’s brother

Prosecutor: ‘El Chapo’ gave $  1M to Honduras leader’s brotherProsecutors alleged Wednesday that convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán personally gave $ 1 million in bribes to the brother of Honduras’ president to pass on to the Central American leader, who swiftly denied wrongdoing. Prosecutor Jason Richman revealed the allegation in a federal court in Manhattan where Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández, 41, is accused of using his government connections to smuggle U.S.-bound cocaine through Honduras. In opening statements, Richman described Hernández as “untouchable” in Honduras and confident he would never face justice because of his powerful sibling.



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US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras, GuatemalaThe Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States. The State Department said that after a review of more than $ 615 million in assistance that President Donald Trump ordered in March to be cut entirely, it would go ahead with $ 432 million in projects and grants that had been previously approved.



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Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capitalJERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of Romania and Honduras on Sunday announced that they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, following the lead of President Donald Trump.



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