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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

January 10, 2018 1:14 am
Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

A map from the US Geological Survey shows where a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras. A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, though there were no immediate reports of […]

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US ‘decided’ Honduras presidential election winner: Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla

December 23, 2017 5:30 pm
US ‘decided’ Honduras presidential election winner: Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla

Honduran opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla addresses the media after the US backed the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez despite allegations of fraud by the opposition, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, December 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Salvador Nasralla, the Honduran leftist presidential candidate, has admitted that he was defeated in […]

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Honduras government of President Juan Orland Hernandez rejects new election, unrest continues

December 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Honduras government of President Juan Orland Hernandez rejects new election, unrest continues

The government of Honduran President Juan Orland Hernandez has flatly rejected calls to repeat the presidential election that saw him re-elected, as unrest continues in the country over alleged irregularities in the poll. “The only other elections there are going to be in this country will be on the last […]

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Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

December 11, 2017 12:30 pm
Honduras electoral court finds disputed results ‘extremely consistent’

The president of the Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) David Matamoros addresses the media on December 3, 2017 in Tegucigalpa.(Photo by AFP) Honduras’ electoral court finished a hand recount of votes in nearly 5,000 ballot boxes Sunday, saying that results were “extremely consistent with original data for the presidential election two […]

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Vote counting finishes in Honduras, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has more votes

December 5, 2017 12:58 pm
Vote counting finishes in Honduras, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has more votes

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks to the press in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, December 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The electoral tribunal in Honduras has finished counting votes in the country’s contentious presidential election after more than a week, with incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez having received more votes in the […]

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Honduran government gives security forces more power to suppress post-election unrest

December 2, 2017 11:00 pm
Honduran government gives security forces more power to suppress post-election unrest

The supporters of Honduran presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance against Dictatorship coalition Salvador Nasralla clash with security forces during protests demanding the final results of the weekend presidential poll, in the capital, Tegucigalpa, on December 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The government in Honduras has suspended certain constitutional guarantees […]

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Violence erupts in Honduras as vote results remain unclear

December 1, 2017 9:38 am
Violence erupts in Honduras as vote results remain unclear

Police in Honduras have violently clashed with the supporters of the main opposition presidential candidate, Salvador Nasralla, who has alleged that the vote results are being manipulated by his rival, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez. Nasralla’s supporters poured onto the streets on Thursday and remained outside the electoral court’s headquarters […]

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Honduras in limbo as election results suddenly shift

November 29, 2017 1:48 am
Honduras in limbo as election results suddenly shift

The president of the Electoral Supreme Court of Honduras (TSE), David Matamoros, speaks during a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on November 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Honduras was in a state of limbo on Tuesday as presidential election results began to trickle in after a 24-hour delay, with a […]

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Hondurans vote in disputed presidential elections

November 26, 2017 1:52 am
Hondurans vote in disputed presidential elections

Voters queue outside a polling station in Santa Lucia municipality, 11 kilometers east of Tegucigalpa, during the general election on November 26, 2017. (AFP photo) People in Honduras have gone to polls to elect a new president, members of the Congress, lawmakers and mayors as President Juan Orlando Hernandez seeks […]

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Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez eyes reelection amid gang crackdown

November 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez eyes reelection amid gang crackdown

Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez delivers a speech during his closing electoral campaign rally in Tegucigalpa on November 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) After a first term during which he hit back at violent gangs terrorizing much of Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernandez is seeking reelection on Sunday with promises […]

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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez announces reelection bid amid constitutional row

November 10, 2016 12:30 pm
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez announces reelection bid amid constitutional row

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez announces his decision to apply for another period in office, in the country’s capital, Tegucigalpa, November 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez says he plans to seek reelection next year, despite warnings from the opposition over the violation of the Central […]

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Honduras

December 10, 2012 6:58 am

Honduras, country in Central America, extending from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Honduras is a rugged, mountainous country with a fringe of lowlands along the Caribbean coast. Explorer Christopher Columbus landed here in 1506 and named the land Honduras (Spanish for “depths”) for the deep waters off the Caribbean coast. The country’s […]

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