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04 октября, 02:52

Hondurans React to Bribe Offered by El Chapo to President: ‘We Live in a Narcostate.’

U.S. prosecutors say President Juan Orlando Hernández is complicit in his brother’s drug trafficking. Many Hondurans have given up hope their country can address its chronic corruption and violence.

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03 октября, 18:36

Prosecutors allege El Chapo gave $1m in bribes to Honduran president’s brother

Juan Antonio ‘Tony’ Hernández is accused of using his government connections to smuggle US-bound cocaine through HondurasProsecutors in New York have alleged that the convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán personally gave $1m in bribes to the brother of Honduras’s president to pass on to the Central American leader.Prosecutor Jason Richman revealed the allegation in a federal court in Manhattan where Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández, 41, is accused of using his government connections to smuggle US-bound cocaine through Honduras. Continue reading...

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03 октября, 01:52

El Chapo Said to Have Given $1 Million to Honduran President’s Brother

The president — who has not been charged in the case — has faced suspicion as United States prosecutors alleged recently he was part of the conspiracy in which his brother was charged.

27 сентября, 17:21

Trump's plan for those seeking safe haven: a ticket to the violent heart of Central America

The US has signed agreements to send vulnerable asylum seekers to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador – experts describe the plan as a recipe for disasterNight had fallen on one of the most dangerous cities in one of the most dangerous countries on Earth and José Mendoza was making his escape.“So much killing,” the 32-year-old said as he began his punishing 2,000-mile odyssey to the United States on foot. Continue reading...

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27 сентября, 02:04

Looming Presence in Drug Conspiracy Case: Honduras’s President

President Juan Orlando Hernández, who won’t be at his brother’s U.S. trial, has been accused of using trafficking to “help assert power and control in Honduras.”

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22 сентября, 12:00

No Longer Taboo, Tattoos Are Reclaimed by Hondurans to Express Love Not Hate

In Honduras, tattoos have a malevolent history, long symbolic of violent gangs. But recently, they’ve been embraced by everyday citizens as a way to show love for parents and pets.

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13 сентября, 03:33

‘This Takes Away All Hope’: Rule Bars Most Applicants for Asylum in U.S.

The new rule will likely place many more migrants in danger as they debate whether to remain in Mexico as asylum seekers, try their luck in an increasingly hostile United States or return home.

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31 августа, 10:00

Family of slain Honduran activist appeal to US court for help in her murder trial

The children of Berta Cáceres want to subpoena bank records to a luxury house purchased by the alleged mastermind of the murderThe children of murdered Honduran activist Berta Cáceres have applied to a US federal court to subpoena bank records linked to a $1.4m luxury house in Texas purchased by the alleged mastermind of the crime just months after the killing.Cáceres, 44, a winner of the prestigious Goldman prize for environmental defenders, was shot dead at her home by a hired gunmen on 2 March 2016 after a long battle to stop construction of an internationally financed hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque river, which the Lenca people consider sacred. Continue reading...

02 августа, 05:00

Running dry: the water crisis driving migration to the US – podcast

Nina Lakhani explores how drought and famine are fuelling the wave of migration from Central America to the US. Plus: Emma Graham-Harrison on China and the Hong Kong protestsVictor Funez walks to a cemetery in Nejapa, El Salvador, every day and fills a three-gallon plastic pitcher with water before trudging home. He repeats this several times a day – it’s his family’s only source of water. The Guardian’s Nina Lakhani met him as part of an investigation into how a lack of access to clean water is a major driver of migration from Central America to the US. She tells India Rakusen that rising sea levels are destroying coastal towns in Honduras and how drought and famine have prompted a mass exodus from Guatemala. In El Salvador, meanwhile, corporate interests, corruption and gangs worsen the problems caused by the lack of clean water. Continue reading...

02 августа, 00:31

Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Contentious, Despite U.S. Assurances

A deal requiring Guatemala to absorb Central American migrants is deeply unpopular in the country. On a visit, a top Trump administration official pushed the deal’s merits and gave some new details.

31 июля, 20:30

The Guardian view on climate breakdown: an emergency for all, but especially the poor | Editorial

Record temperatures in Europe and the US have reinforced the danger of global heating for many inhabitants. But others are and will be far worse hitWe tend to learn better from experience than from what we have simply been told. So for many in Europe, sleepless nights and suffocating buses or workplaces have helped to make real the threat posed by global heating. Now statistics are reinforcing the message. Last week the UK had the hottest day on record: 38.7C in Cambridge. New records were set in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in July, and June was the hottest month in US history. The Met Office says that the UK’s 10 hottest years on record have all been since 2002.Heatwaves naturally occur in summer, but they did not used to be so hot, or so frequent. Experts say that the UK’s sweltering weather last summer was made 30 times more likely by global heating. That link has sunk in: in a new survey, 77% believed the recent heatwave was partially or wholly caused by the climate crisis. As temperatures reach unprecedented levels, so does public concern about the environment. Continue reading...

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31 июля, 09:00

‘It won’t be long’: why a Honduran community will soon be under water

Rising sea levels are destroying coastal towns in Honduras – and shrimp farms which export to the UK and US are making it worseEric Pineda runs a modest beachfront restaurant which serves up plates of fresh fish and rice – and faces imminent destruction.A recent tidal surge razed the nightclub next door, leaving a pastel pink ruin, and in the past two years, several other businesses between Pineda’s property and the Pacific Ocean have been destroyed by sudden waves. Continue reading...

29 июля, 16:30

Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: A Stalling Recovery

By Alejandro Werner Español Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean remains sluggish. Real GDP is expected to grow by 0.6 percent in 2019—the slowest rate since 2016—before rising to 2.3 percent in 2020. The weak momentum reflects negative surprises in the first half of 2019, elevated domestic policy uncertainty in some large economies, [...]

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29 июля, 09:00

Why I'm fleeing Honduras to seek asylum in the US

When a fellow protester against a dam that was polluting our water was killed, I left with my young son on a migrant caravanI am seeking asylum in the US because of a hydroelectric dam. I fled Honduras fearing for my life after being teargassed and arrested by police when our community resisted a dam which contaminated the water we rely on for drinking, cooking and washing. Related: Mexican man feared dead after falling into mass of polluted suds Continue reading...

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04 июля, 06:50

Honduras: 27 die after lobster-fishing boat capsizes

More than 50 rescued in poor weather near Cayo Gorda in one of the country’s worst maritime disastersAt least 27 people have died after a lobster-fishing boat capsized off the Atlantic coast of Honduras in poor weather, an armed forces spokesman said, in one of the country’s worst-ever accidents at sea.Nine remained missing and 55 people were rescued after the accident near Puerto Lempira on Wednesday, said Jose Domingo Meza, the armed forces spokesman. Continue reading...

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07 июня, 12:00

Honduras abortion misery a 'frightening preview' of America's future – study

Reproductive rights pushback could leave American women facing same life-or-death choices as Hondurans, say researchersOne woman handcuffed by police after suffering a miscarriage, another forced to bear her rapist’s child. A doctor who risks imprisonment to end pregnancies that threaten the lives of patients. The reality of healthcare in Honduras provides a “frightening preview” of what could happen in America if the pushback on reproductive rights continues, Human Rights Watch has warned.Researchers from the organisation spoke of the “enormous suffering” of women and girls in Honduras, where there is a total ban on abortion in all circumstances. Continue reading...

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05 июня, 11:30

Honduras deploys security forces as doctors and teachers demand president's resignation

Demonstrators demand president’s exit as privatization reforms spark fears for education and health servicesHonduran security forces with teargas and live bullets have been deployed to quell a wave of nationwide protests led by doctors and teachers demanding the resignation of the country’s president.Juan Orlando Hernández, the US government’s top ally in Central America, is under increasing pressure amid public anger over crumbling public services, dismal approval ratings – and explosive revelations that he was the subject of a US Drug Enforcement Administration trafficking investigation during his first term in office. Continue reading...

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19 мая, 04:43

Honduras plane crash: five foreign tourists killed shortly after takeoff

Conflicting accounts say victims travelling on private plane off Roatán island were from US or Canada Five foreign tourists died on Saturday after a private plane they were traveling in crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the island of Roatán, near the Atlantic coast of Honduras, local authorities said. Related: Australian man one of six dead after midair seaplane collision in Alaska Continue reading...

07 мая, 15:34

Chart of the WeekFintech Can Cut Costs of Remittances to Latin America

By IMFBlog Español, Português For Latin Americans living abroad, sometimes sending money back home can be a complicated and costly ordeal. Most people rely on traditional banking methods and money transfer operators to send their remittances. But using these financial services for cross-border payments is costly—about a 6 percent charge [...]

26 января 2016, 09:11

Северный треугольник насилия в Центральной Америке

"Не ту страну назвали Гондурасом". Это, пожалуй, все, что рядовой россиянин знает про так называемый Северный треугольник, три страны в Центральной Америке, одно из наиболее опасных для жизни мест на планете.