Opinion

How the US made the so-called 'safe third countries' unsafe

Despite Donald Trump's claims, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are everything but safe.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Latin America

At least 16 killed in Honduras jail in more prison unrest

Government has declared 'state of emergency' in prison system, giving control of institutions to police and military.

At least 16 killed in Honduras jail in more prison unrest

Prison

At least 18 prisoners dead in Honduras jail riot

Country plagued by spiralling crime rate that is increasing migration among young people fearful of gang violence.

At least 18 prisoners dead in Honduras jail riot

Honduras

Honduras: 7 sentenced for the killing of eco-activist

A court sentenced seven men to prison terms of up to 50 years for murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres.

Berta Caceres: Seven men sentenced to jail in Honduras

Asylum Seekers

US sends first Honduran to Guatemala under new asylum deal

Rights groups slam controversial asylum agreement between Guatemala and United States.

US sends first Honduran to Guatemala under new asylum deal

Child rights

US held record 69,550 migrant children in custody in 2019: Report

Children detained spent more time in shelters, away from their families than in prior years, AP, Frontline reported.

US held record 69,550 migrant children in custody in 2019: Report

Drug cartels

US: Honduran president's brother found guilty of drug trafficking

Prosecutors say Juan Antonio 'Tony' Hernandez relied on 'state-sponsored drug trafficking' enabled by his brother.

US: Honduran president's brother found guilty of drug trafficking

Opinion

US's denial of Central America's crisis will backfire

While the caravans no longer march north, the Central American crisis is deepening away from our television screens.

Jan Egeland

by Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland

United States

Honduras' Hernandez accused of taking drug money from 'El Chapo'

In trial of president's brother, New York prosecutors claim Honduran leader took at least $1.5m from Mexican drug lord.

Honduras' Hernandez accused of taking drug money from 'El Chapo'

Abortion

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Honduran women accused of having abortions - even if not convicted - face years of stigmatisation.

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Latin America

Massive blackout hits four countries in Central America

Honduras and Nicaragua experienced significant power cuts, while El Salvador and Guatemala experienced partial outages.

Massive blackout hits four countries in Central America

Asylum Seekers

US Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown

The court allows broad enforcement of a new rule barring nearly all Central Americans from seeking asylum in the US.

US Supreme Court backs Trump on asylum crackdown

Middle East

Palestinians condemn Honduras, Nauru moves on Jerusalem status

Officials call new Honduras diplomatic office 'direct aggression', slam Nauru's recognition of city as Israeli capital.

Palestinians condemn Honduras, Nauru moves on Jerusalem status

Middle East

Honduras president to open 'diplomatic office' in Jerusalem

Hernandez, who in March called the city Israel's capital, to inaugurate office as extension of Tel Aviv-based embassy.

Honduras president to open 'diplomatic office' in Jerusalem

Opinion

President Hernandez must end repression of protests in Honduras

With the demonstrations growing louder by the day, he must also put an immediate end to state repression.

Erika Guevara-Rosas

by Erika Guevara-Rosas

Erika Guevara-Rosas