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Montevideo, February 8th 2023 - 00:52 UTC

Tag: Honduras

  • Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 08:13 UTC

    CFK holds private meeting with Honduras President

    CFK underlined that 13 years after the coup d'état against her husband Manuel Zelaya Castro had managed to become president

    Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) Monday met with Honduran President Xiomara Castro at the former's office in Congress. The Central American leader is in Buenos Aires to attend Tuesday's VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

  • Monday, January 16th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Avian flu emergency decreed in Honduras

    Suazo said the decree complied with international regulations

    Honduran authorities have declared a 90-day nationwide health alert following an outbreak of avian influenza among pelicans, it was announced in Tegucigalpa. About 40,000 poultry were also evaluated and no signs of the malady were detected, it was also reported.

  • Monday, October 3rd 2022 - 10:09 UTC

    Argentine White Helmets arrive in Honduras

    Some areas in Tegucigalpa should never have been used for human settlements

    An Argentine “white helmet” mission to assist Honduran victims of recent rainstorms has been deployed to the area, it was reported Sunday in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, March 17th 2022 - 09:43 UTC

    Judge rules former Honduran President may be extradited to US

    Hernández left office Jan. 27, after losing the elections to current leftist President Xiomara Castro

    A Honduran judge Wednesday ruled in favor of extraditing former President Juan Orlando Hernández to the United States, where he is wanted for alleged drug trafficking and illegal use of weapons.

  • Wednesday, February 16th 2022 - 09:11 UTC

    Former Honduran president arrested at US' request

    Hernández had reached the presidency of Honduras on January 27, 2014

    Less than three weeks after Juan Orlando Hernández left office, the former Honduran President has been placed under arrest pending extradition to the United States for his alleged links to drug traffickers.

  • Tuesday, February 15th 2022 - 09:03 UTC

    US requests extradition of former Honduran President Hernández

    It was still unknown whether Hernández was at his home, but law enforcement officers surrounded his residence pending a ruling on his extradition

    A large-scale police raid was underway Monday evening in Tegucigalpa's San Ignacio neighborhood while the Supreme Court is still to grant or reject the request from the United States to extradite former President Juan Orlando Hernández to stand trial for alleged drug trafficking.

  • Thursday, January 27th 2022 - 20:56 UTC

    First woman President of Honduras says debt needs restructuring

    “No more death squads. No more silence in the face of femicides. No more hired killers. No more drug trafficking or organized crime,” President Castro also promised.

    Xiomara Castro has taken the oath of office Thursday during a ceremony at Tegucigalpa's National Stadium, thus becoming the first woman ever to reach the Presidency of Honduras.

  • Thursday, January 27th 2022 - 20:53 UTC

    Chávez's daughter praises CFK in Tegucigalpa

    It is not easy to be a female President, CFK said

    Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and María Gabriela Chávez Contreras, daughter of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez Frías, met Wednesday at the National University of Honduras, where the former Argentine head of state delivered a speech under the title “Peoples always return”.

  • Thursday, January 20th 2022 - 09:38 UTC

    Beijing and Taiwan jockeying for influence in Honduras

    Despite the costly “dollar diplomacy”, Taiwan has since lost diplomatic relations with eight countries.

    Next January 27, the president-elect of Honduras in Central America, a country known to live off the drugs trade and international aid will be taking office. Xiomara Castro, the first woman president of the country, and an icon of the left-wing progressive parties of Latin America promised during her campaign that her administration would cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan and establish full relations with Beijing, as recently happened in neighboring Nicaragua.

  • Thursday, January 13th 2022 - 09:40 UTC

    American Airlines aircraft vandalized by single attacker at Honduran airport

    A replacement plane needed to be sent in, the carrier explained.

    An unidentified man went berserk aboard an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Honduras causing havoc among travelers and crew members after breaking into the aircraft's cabin and damaging the flight controls.

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