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Nov 20, 2017, 11:57 ET Honduras Reports Double-Digit Decline in Homicide Rate

Last week, President Juan Orlando Hernández announced that Honduras's homicide rate declined 21.2 percent in the first six months of 2017,...


Nov 17, 2017, 07:45 ET Honduran Government to Investigate Election Meddling Claims

Yesterday, in a statement published by Honduran outlet El Heraldo, Otto Reich, the former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela under President Ronald...


Nov 16, 2017, 07:58 ET Honduras Arrests Drug Trafficker Wanted by FBI

Last week, Honduras's National Inter-Agency Security Force, or FUSINA, arrested Geffrey Darío Guzmán Tobar, a Honduran national wanted for drug...


Nov 15, 2017, 17:48 ET Honduras Takes Significant Precautions to Protect Upcoming Election from Hacking

On Sunday, the Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal hosted top officials from the United States, the European Union, and the Organization of...


Nov 14, 2017, 12:49 ET Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal Updates International Community on Pre-Election Preparations

Last week, Honduras's Supreme Electoral Tribunal shared details on preparations for the country's national election on November 26 with electoral...


Nov 13, 2017, 10:41 ET Honduras Applauds Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Honduran Immigrants

Last week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's six-month extension of Temporary...


Nov 07, 2017, 17:43 ET Honduran President Announces Record-Low Crime Rate

At a dedication ceremony for the new Honduran ship Gracias a Dios, President Juan Orlando Hernández announced that crime in Honduras plunged to its...


Nov 02, 2017, 17:57 ET Honduran Officials Run Simulation of Election Transparency Software

This week, the Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal conducted a simulation of its election certification server for official observers from the...


Oct 27, 2017, 15:23 ET Honduran President Meets With Head of EU Mission Prior to November Election

This week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández met with Marisa Matías -- head of the European Union's electoral observation mission to...


Oct 26, 2017, 17:33 ET Honduran Employment Zones Draw Interest From International Businesses

This week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández met with foreign and domestic business leaders to outline his administration's plan for Zones...


Oct 25, 2017, 18:03 ET Honduras Announces EU, OAS, Former Latin American and European Presidents Will Observe Election

Last week, the Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal announced that it will release preliminary results from the November 26 national election to...


Oct 24, 2017, 13:03 ET Honduras Touts Successful Campaign Finance Reform During Visit from EU Mission

Last week, the Honduran Clean Politics Unit met with an official mission of European Union election observers to outline its strategy for enforcing...


Oct 20, 2017, 18:05 ET Honduras's Supreme Electoral Tribunal Guarantees Transparent Elections

This week, upon returning to Tegucigalpa from a visit to Washington D.C., Honduras's Supreme Electoral Tribunal President David Matamoros confirmed...


Oct 20, 2017, 08:30 ET Honduran President Pledges Support for Anti-Extortion Courts

This week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández pledged his full support for Honduras's new Specialized Courts in Extortion Matters. Supreme...


Oct 19, 2017, 18:21 ET Honduras to Meet with El Salvador to Discuss Customs Union

This Friday, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández will meet with Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén in the border post of El Amatillo...


Sep 27, 2017, 08:48 ET Honduran President Says "Honduras is Ready" for Foreign Investments

Last week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández met with international business leaders in Dallas to detail the benefits of investing...


Sep 27, 2017, 08:31 ET Honduras Touts Record-High Credit Rating from Moody's

Last week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández applauded Moody's Investor Service for raising Honduras's credit rating from B2 to B1...


Sep 25, 2017, 08:35 ET Honduran President Calls Migrants "Martyrs, Heroes" in U.N. Speech

Last week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández called Honduran migrants "new martyrs and new heroes" in a speech delivered at the 72nd...


Sep 21, 2017, 08:45 ET Honduran President Announces Priorities for U.N. General Assembly

This week, prior to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández called on the body to become...


Sep 20, 2017, 18:44 ET Honduran President Touts Productive Relationship With U.S. in Bilateral Meeting

This week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández met with U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon to discuss...


Sep 19, 2017, 16:39 ET Honduras Touts Economic Progress During Visit From Moody's

The Honduran government highlighted the progress it's made toward securing long-term economic stability and growth during a recent visit from...


Sep 07, 2017, 17:09 ET Honduras Commissions Domestic, Foreign Officials to Observe General Election

Honduras's Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE) -- the highest authority on the country's electoral process -- announced that 100 U.S. Embassy...


Aug 29, 2017, 07:54 ET Honduras Peace Forum Marks National Progress in Crime Prevention

Last week, Honduras welcomed officials from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a global think tank, to the Honduras Peace Forum in...


Aug 24, 2017, 14:59 ET Honduras Holds Festival for LGBTI Rights

Honduras recently hosted the Diversity in the Arts and Culture Festival in Tegucigalpa's Parque Central Amphitheater. The festival aimed to...


Aug 21, 2017, 11:13 ET Honduras Hosts Technology Camp for Youth in Response to Skills Gap

HONDUCAMP.TECH, Honduras's largest-ever technology camp for youth, will take place August 25-28 in the San José de Carmen Institute's Sports Arena...