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Opposition parties and civil society groups hold a demonstration in front of the Public Ministry in Tegucigalpa on April 5, 2019, to demand the resignation of Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez. – Opposition activists accuse President Hernandez of rigging the disputed vote in which he was re-elected in the last presidential election. (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP)

Thousands protest against Honduras president

Thousands of people marched through the streets of the Honduran capital Friday night demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez and an investigation of him and his family.
Juan Antonio Hernandez, shown here, the brother of Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez, was detained by federal agents in Miami on Friday for “conspiring to import cocaine” and “related weapons offenses,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York. Facebook

Honduran president’s brother arrested in US for drug trafficking

The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was arrested on Friday in the United States on drug trafficking charges, the Honduran government said.

Migrant caravan stopped on Mexico-Guatemala border

Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants and refugees that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from Washington.

Honduras roads blocked in protests against election results

Activists blocked roads and clashed with police in Honduras on Saturday as part of nationwide protests against the contested re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit off Honduras late Tuesday, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Pope Francis prays for peace in Honduras

Pope Francis has prayed for Honduras to peacefully overcome its present predicament necessitated by a violent political crisis.

Curfew imposed on Honduras over election protests

Authorities in Honduras have announced a curfew and suspended some constitutional rights to allow security forces to contain protests and unrest over a disputed election.

Opposition candidate leading Honduras presidential poll

Initial results of the Honduran presidential vote released early Monday showed opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla leading current President Juan Orlando Hernandez, after an evening that saw both men declare themselves victorious.

Honduras president tries for contested re-election

Honduras is going into elections on Sunday that, if voter surveys are right, will see current President Juan Orlando Hernandez given a new four-year mandate -- despite a one-term limit in the constitution.

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