USAID Deploys Disaster-Assistance Response Team in Response to Central America Hurricanes, Allocates $17 Million in Additional Humanitarian Aid

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a Disaster-Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to back-to-back hurricanes in Central America, where Hurricane Iota made landfall yesterday as a powerful Category 4 storm just two weeks after Hurricane Eta hit the same region. USAID’s DART is leading the U.S. Government’s response to these storms. ... Read More»

Weather Alert: Hurricane Iota – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Iota – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 16, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Hurricane Iota has strengthened to a Category 5 storm as it approaches Honduras’ Caribbean coast. The National Hurricane Center predicts Iota to generate rainfall amounts of 10 to 20 inches over Honduras, with isolated areas receiving up to 30 inches. Expect heavy rain ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 14, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Tropical Storm Iota is expected to continue strengthening as it approaches Honduras’ Caribbean coast. The National Hurricane Center warns that dangerous winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall are expected across portions of Central America. Expect heavy rains through Thursday, November 19, 2020, with possible landslides, ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 13, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Tropical Depression Thirty-One is expected to continue strengthening as it approaches the coast of northeastern Honduras and Nicaragua. In light of the additional inclement weather, the Government of Honduras has extended the national state of emergency and red alert for all departments across Honduras . Dangerous wind and storm surge are likely to impact portions of Nicaragua and Honduras beginning the evening ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 12, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: The National Hurricane Center  reports a weather system forming below the coast of the Dominican Republic which is likely to form a tropical depression this weekend or early next week as it continues westward through the central and western Caribbean Sea. American citizens in Honduras are advised to continue monitoring the weather and take ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 11, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: San Pedro Sula Airport Closure Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula is expected to remain closed for approximately the next 35 days due to flooding damage sustained during Hurricane Eta. While repairs are carried out, the airport will be ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 9, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Suspended for Tropical Depression Eta Response The Government of Honduras announced the temporary suspension of the national curfew to facilitate Tropical Depression Eta response efforts. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. without regard to ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 5, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: The Government of Honduras has declared a red alert for all departments of Honduras due to Tropical Storm Eta. Expect heavy rains through Monday, November 9, 2020, with possible landslides, flooding, power outages, and difficult travel conditions across the northern departments of ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 4, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: The center of Tropical Storm Eta is forecast to move across Honduras later this afternoon through the morning of Thursday, November 5, 2020. As the storm progresses, the National Hurricane Center predicts Eta to generate rainfall amounts of 10 to 20 inches over ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 3, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Hurricane Eta has strengthened to a Category 4 storm as it approaches Honduras’ Caribbean coast. Through the evening of Friday, November 6, 2020, torrential rainfall from Eta may cause catastrophic flash flooding, river flooding, and landslides. The National Hurricane Center predicts Eta to ... Read More»

Health Alert– U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Honduras Event: Morazan Holidays Suspended with Updated Circulation Schedule Morazan Holidays Suspended with Updated Circulation Schedule In response to Hurricane Eta, the Government of Honduras announced the suspension of the Morazan Holidays, previously scheduled for November 4 – 8, 2020. The national curfew will remain in effect, and circulation on these days will follow ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 2, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Tropical Storm Eta has strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane and has become a major hurricane approaching Honduras’ Caribbean coast. The National Hurricane Center warns that life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, flash flooding, and landslides are expected across portions of Central America through ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 2, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, November 8 at 11:00 p.m. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (November 1, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: The Government of Honduras has issued a hurricane watch for areas along the Caribbean coast of Honduras. Tropical Storm Eta is ​currently approximately 600 kilometers off the coast of Gracias a Dios and is expected to strengthen to a hurricane before it reaches ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 30, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT:  The embassy is monitoring a weather system forming above the coast of Venezuela. Conditions are conducive for further development of this system, and a tropical depression is likely to form this weekend or early next week as the system moves into the central ... Read More»

Health Alert– U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Honduras Event: National Curfew Extended National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, November 1 at 11:00 p.m. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity card or passport number for non-Honduran citizens. ... Read More»

Health Alert– U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Honduras Event: National Curfew Extended National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, October 25 at 11:00 p.m. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity card or passport number for non-Honduran citizens. Day ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

SECURITY ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 15, 2020) LOCATION: Tegucigalpa, Honduras EVENT: On October 15, 2020, two rival Tegucigalpa-based soccer teams, Motagua and Olimpia, will meet for a high-profile soccer match scheduled to take place at 5:00 p.m. in the National Stadium.  Although there will not be any spectators in the National Stadium, ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – Change from Level 4 to Level 3

Read the Department of State  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Honduras due to COVID-19. Honduras has resumed some transportation options and business operations. Stay at home orders remain in effect. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Honduras. Do not travel to: Gracias a ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 13, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, October 18 at 11:00 p.m. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity card or ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Extended Deadline for Ballot Collection (now October 15, 2020)

Receiving Your Ballot: Some states allow you to receive your ballot by email or fax while others do not.  Please visit  https://www.fvap.gov/covid-19  to view a graphic showing which states allow voting by fax or email.  If your state requires you to receive paper voting forms or ballots from local election officials by mail, you can do ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 5, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, October 11 at 11:00 p.m. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity card ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 2, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: The Government of Honduras has issued a weather notice informing of the possible formation of Tropical Storm Gamma in the Honduran territory on Friday, October 2, 2020. Cloudiness and intermittent rainfall is expected.  From Saturday October 3, 2020 to Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Change in Ballot Collection Procedures at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa

U.S. citizens who want to mail their ballots to the United States should drop their ballots off at the Embassy entrance located on Avenida República de México in Tegucigalpa, Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Facial masks are required. U.S. citizens will also be required to fill out a sign in sheet with name, passport ... Read More»

Health Alert– U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Honduras   Event: National Curfew Extended with Expanded Circulation National Curfew Extended with Expanded Circulation The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, October 4 at 11:00 p.m. The circulation schedule has been expanded to allow for more frequent trips outside the home. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 6:00 a.m. ... Read More»

Statement from the President on the Passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Today, our Nation mourns the loss of a titan of the law. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served more than 27 years as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States—notably just the second woman to be appointed to the Court. She was a loving wife to her late husband, Martin, and a ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Ballot Collection and Absentee Voting Steps

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is pleased to inform all U.S. citizen customers that we can now send ballots to the United States due to the resumption of outgoing U.S. Embassy official mail. U.S. citizens wanting to mail their ballots to the United ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Honduras’ Independence Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Honduras on your 199th Independence Day. The United States and Honduras enjoy a relationship grounded in shared values, commerce, culture, and familial ties. We will continue to support Honduras in strengthening its institutions, promoting economic growth, and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Honduras Event: National Curfew Extended National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, September 20 at 11:00 p.m. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity card or passport number for non-Honduran citizens. Day  ... Read More»

Health Alert– U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras Event: National Curfew Extended National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, September 13 at 11:00 p.m. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity card or passport number for non-Honduran citizens. ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (September 2, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: The Government of Honduras has issued a weather notice informing there is a possibility of a tropical storm affecting the Honduran territory by the early afternoon hours of Wednesday, September 2, 2020. American citizens in Honduras should monitor the progress of Tropical Storm ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (August 21, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended with New Circulation Schedule National Curfew Extended with New Circulation Schedule The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, September 6 at 11:00 p.m. and adjusted the circulation schedule to include weekends. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

WEATHER ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (August 20, 2020) LOCATION: Border with Nicaragua to Punta Castilla, including the Bay Islands EVENT:  The Government of Honduras has issued a coastal alert informing there is a possibility of a tropical depression on the Honduran border with Nicaragua throughout western Honduras (to Punta Castilla) and affecting the Bay Islands by ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (August 17, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Airports Open for International Flights with New Entry/Exit Requirements Airports Open for International Flights with New Entry/Exit Requirements Effective August 17, airports have resumed international commercial flights with additional biosecurity measures. All travelers entering or exiting Honduras are subject to the following requirements. Entering Honduras: Passengers ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (August 10, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended and Upcoming Commercial Flights National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, August 23 at 11:00 p.m. Authorized businesses will be open Monday through Friday. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (August 6, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Honduras Announces Reopening of Airports for Domestic and International Flights Honduras Announces Reopening of Airports for Domestic and International Flights The Government of Honduras announced that airports will open for regular commercial flights. Domestic flights are authorized to resume on August 10 and international flights ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 11/9/2020 Country-Specific Information: The Government of Honduras has reported 100,507 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders and 2,751 COVID-19 related deaths as of November 9, 2020. The public health system has limited capacity for handling severe/critical cases of COVID-19. The Honduran government announced the resumption of domestic flights on Monday, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (August 3, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended and Upcoming Commercial Flights National Curfew Extended      The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, August 9 at 11:00 p.m. Authorized businesses will be open Monday through Friday. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed Monday through Friday from 7:00 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 30, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities Upcoming Commercial Flights Flight Information Contact July 31, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL www.spirit.com July 31, 2020 San Pedro Sula Houston, TX www.united.com August 4, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX August 6, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX August 7, 2020 San Pedro Sula Houston, TX ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 27, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, August 2 at 11:00 p.m. Banks, pharmacies, gas stations, supermarkets, hardware stores, fruit and vegetable markets, and authorized businesses will be open Monday through Friday. Shopping and essential activities will be ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 24, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities Upcoming Commercial Flights Flight Information  Contact July 28, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL www.spirit.com July 31, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL July 28, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX www.united.com July 30, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX July 31, 2020 San Pedro Sula Houston, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 22, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities Upcoming Commercial Flights Flight Information  Contact July 23, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX www.united.com July 24, 2020 San Pedro Sula Houston, TX July 28, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL www.spirit.com July 31, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL Who can fly on these flights? United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 20, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, July 26 at 11:00 p.m. Banks, pharmacies, gas stations, supermarkets, hardware stores, fruit and vegetable markets, and authorized businesses will be open Monday through Friday. Shopping and essential activities will be ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 19, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities from Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula Upcoming Commercial Flights Flight Information Contact July 21, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX www.united.com July 23, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX July 24, 2020 San Pedro Sula Houston, TX Who can fly on these flights? United States Citizens Legal Permanent Residents ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 13, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended and Upcoming Commercial Flights National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, July 19 at 11:00 p.m. Banks, pharmacies, gas stations, supermarkets, hardware stores, fruit and vegetable markets, and authorized businesses will be open Monday through Friday. Shopping and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 2, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities Upcoming Commercial Flights The U.S. Embassy has worked with U.S. commercial airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following upcoming commercial flights. The U.S. Embassy will continue to seek commercial flights for U.S. citizens requesting to leave Honduras. The U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee the continued ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 30, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Update: Vehicle Circulation Restrictions Removed Vehicle Circulation Restrictions Removed The Government of Honduras announced changes to the National Curfew yesterday afternoon, removing vehicle circulation restrictions. Banks, pharmacies, gas stations, supermarkets, and authorized businesses will be open Monday through Friday. Shopping and essential activities will be ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 29, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Changes to National Curfew and Upcoming Commercial Flights National Curfew Extended with New Circulation Restrictions The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, July 12 at 11:00 p.m. and announced additional vehicle circulation restrictions for many parts of the country. The Government of Honduras has ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 25, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Updated Commercial Flight Opportunities – Additional Flight from San Pedro Sula Upcoming Commercial Flights The U.S. Embassy has worked with U.S. commercial airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following upcoming commercial flights. The U.S. Embassy will continue to seek commercial flights for U.S. citizens requesting ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 24, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Updated Commercial Flight Opportunities – Additional Flights from San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa Upcoming Commercial Flights The U.S. Embassy has worked with U.S. commercial airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following upcoming commercial flights. The U.S. Embassy will continue to seek commercial flights for U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 24, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New American Citizen Services Phone Number The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa remains open to provide emergency services for U.S. Citizens. Please be advised that the American Citizen Services section has a new phone number. For assistance please call +504 2238-5114 ext. 4299 or email usahonduras@state.gov . For ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 22, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Amended for Central District and Updated Commercial Flights National Curfew Amended for Central District The Government of Honduras announced changes to the National Curfew for residents in the Central District, including Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela. The Government of Honduras has suspended the Phase I reopening in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 19, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: UPDATE: Upcoming Commercial Flight Opportunities from San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa This message updates the Health Alert from June 17 with information about an additional flight. The U.S. Embassy has worked with U.S. commercial airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following commercial flights. The U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 17, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities (June 23-30) The U.S. Embassy has worked with U.S. commercial airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following commercial flights. The U.S. Embassy will continue to seek commercial flights for U.S. citizens requesting to leave Honduras. The U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee the continued availability ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 15, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extension and Upcoming Commercial Flights National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the curfew until Sunday, June 28 at 11:00 p.m. Under the latest order, circulation for shopping and essential activities is restricted based on national identity or passport number. The National Police announced that businesses in authorized sectors will ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 10, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities (June 16-22) The U.S. Embassy has worked with U.S. commercial airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following commercial flights. The U.S. Embassy will continue to seek commercial flights for U.S. citizens requesting to leave Honduras. The U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee the continued ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 8, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Continues, Commercial Flights Still Available National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the curfew until Sunday, June 14 at 11:00 p.m. Under the order, circulation for shopping and essential activities is restricted based on national identity or passport number. The National Police announced that businesses in authorized sectors will be ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 4, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities The U.S. Embassy has worked with U.S. commercial airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following upcoming commercial flights. The U.S. Embassy will continue to seek commercial flights for U.S. citizens requesting to leave Honduras. The U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee the continued availability of commercial flights. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 1, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT:  National Curfew Extension and Commercial Flight Opportunities National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras extended the curfew until Sunday, June 7 at 11:00 p.m. Under the order, circulation for shopping and essential activities is restricted based on national identity or passport number. The National Police announced that businesses in authorized sectors will be open ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 27, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Additional Commercial Flight Opportunities The U.S. Embassy has worked with United and Spirit Airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following commercial flights: Flight Information Contact May 28, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX www.united.com May 29, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL www.spirit.com May ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 26, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Clarification on Flight Authorization and National Curfew The U.S. Embassy has received numerous calls and emails regarding a May 22 SINAGER announcement about the authorization of commercial flights in and out of Honduras. The SINAGER announcement specifies that incoming and departing flight coordination will ... Read More»

New Presidential Proclamation

Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus: Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the following list of countries within 14 days prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996 and the subsequent proclamation issued May 24, 2020: Brazil (effective May 26 at 11:59 p.m. EDT) The United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 20, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Repatriation Assistance: Keep the Embassy Informed of Your Potential Travel Plans The U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa has helped more than 7,300 U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents return to the United States since March 15. As the COVID-19 crisis continues in Honduras, we encourage all U.S. citizens to keep the U.S. Embassy informed of their potential travel ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 18, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended Until May 24 The Government of Honduras has extended the national curfew until Sunday, May 24 at 11:00 p.m. Under the latest order, circulation for shopping and essential activities is permitted on certain days based on national identity number.  The National Police announced banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, hardware stores, fruit and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 11, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew and Shopping Schedule The Government of Honduras extended the curfew until Sunday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. The department of Cortes, El Progreso, Yoro, and Las Vegas, Santa Barbara are now included under the same curfew as the rest of the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 7, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Additional Flight Opportunities The U.S. Embassy has worked with United Airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following commercial flights. Departing from San Pedro Sula to Houston, Texas: Friday, May 8 Thursday, May 14 Saturday, May 9 Saturday, May 16 Departing ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 4, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: National Curfew Extended with New Shopping Schedule The Government of Honduras has extended the curfew until Sunday, May 17 at 11:00 p.m. Under the new order, circulation for shopping and essential activities is further restricted based on national identity number. The National Police announced ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 2, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Additional Flight Opportunities The U.S. Embassy has worked with United and Spirit Airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following commercial flights: Flight Information Contact May 6, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL www.spirit.com May 7, 2020 San Pedro Sula Houston, TX ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 27, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Curfew Extended – Keep the Embassy Informed About Your Plans National Curfew Extended The Government of Honduras has extended the curfew until Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. The National Police announced banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, hardware stores, and gas stations will be open Monday ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 24, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Additional Flight Opportunity: Tegucigalpa – Houston, May 1, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has worked with United and Spirit Airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the three commercial flights we announced yesterday and one additional United flight from Tegucigalpa to Houston, IAH on May ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 23, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities to Houston and Fort Lauderdale The U.S. Embassy has worked with United and Spirit Airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure three additional commercial flights: Flight Information Contact April 29, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL www.spirit.com April 30, 2020 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 22, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Repatriation Assistance: Help Us Update Our Records The U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa has helped 6,400 U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents return to the United States since March 15. Please help us continue to assist U.S. citizens still in Honduras by helping us update our ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 21, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunity from San Pedro Sula – Book your seat NOW The U.S. Embassy has worked with United Airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure a commercial flight on April 25, 2020 from San Pedro Sula to Houston, TX. You ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 15, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities from San Pedro Sula – Book your seat NOW The U.S. Embassy has worked with United and Spirit Airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure commercial flights on April 17 – April 19, 2020. These flights could be the ... Read More»

United States Continues U.S. Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE Today I informed Congress of the Administration’s intent to continue additional targeted U.S. foreign assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. This important step will continue to implement the President’s policy goals of decreasing illegal immigration to the United States; implementing the Asylum Cooperative Agreements (ACAs); promoting ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 13, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Commercial Flight Opportunities from Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula – Limited Number of Seats Remain The U.S. Embassy has worked with United Airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure a commercial flights on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 and Friday, April 17, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 10, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Previous Curfew Update for Cortés and El Progreso, Yoro NULLIFIED Earlier today, we advised the National Police announced the daily opening of banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations in Cortés and El Progreso, Yoro. However, shortly after, we received confirmation that this ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 10, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Last Seats Available to Houston – Book Your Flight NOW There are seats available on the flights to Houston departing from Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula next week. You can book your flight through www.united.com April 13, 2020 San Pedro Sula Houston April ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 9, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Curfew Update – Revised Days and Hours for Shopping The Government of Honduras has extended the curfew until 3:00 p.m. on April 19, 2020. Tomorrow only, Friday, April 10, only people whose identification number ends in 7 or 8 will be able ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 9, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: New Commercial Flight Opportunities from TGU and SAP – Book Your Flight NOW The U.S. Embassy has worked with United Airlines to secure two commercial flights next week: April 15, 2020 from San Pedro Sula to Houston. April 17, 2020 from Tegucigalpa ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 7, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Commercial Flight Opportunity – Book Your Flight NOW The U.S. Embassy has worked with United Airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure a commercial flight on Monday, April 13, 2020. This flight could be one of the last commercial options we have in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 6, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Window of Opportunity Diminishing The U.S. Embassy continues seeking commercial flights for U.S. citizens who would like to leave Honduras. However, opportunities to exit Honduras are decreasing and the strain on health services is increasing. IF flights become available in your area, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 6, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Revised Days and Hours for Shopping The National Police has announced banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations will now remain open until 5:00 p.m. on designated days. Shopping will still be allowed (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) only according to the last digit of an ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 5, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Flight Options Dwindle The U.S. Embassy will continue to seek rescue flights for U.S. citizens requesting to leave Honduras.  We encourage all U.S. citizens to follow curfew rules set out by the government of Honduras and refrain from unduly traveling long distances ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 4, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Government Flight: Only a Few Seats Left, DO NOT WAIT In light of decreasing opportunities to exit Honduras and the increasing strain on health services, DO NOT WAIT. The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa has arranged a chartered flight to Alexandria, Louisiana from ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 3, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Government Flight: TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY NOW The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa has arranged a chartered flight to Alexandria, Louisiana from San Pedro Sula. In light of decreasing opportunities to exit Honduras and the increasing strain on health services, DO NOT WAIT. To ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 2, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Now is the Time to Plan your Return to the United States The Secretary of State this week urged all Americans overseas to return to the United States “immediately” if they wish to do so, warning that the window for air transport ... Read More»

NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In case of emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy: go.usa.gov/xduQM Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome. Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

SECURITY ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 31, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Roadblocks in Tegucigalpa Protestors have begun to block roads around Tegucigalpa with rocks, trees, burning tires and other debris. The U.S. Embassy has received reports of vehicles being stopped and targeted by the protestors who steal from those cars that appear to have ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 30, 2020)  LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Last Scheduled Commercial Flights Rescue flights on commercial airlines are available until April 1. If you plan to return to the United States, please make arrangements to do so now. You will find a full description of Embassy efforts to repatriate U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 28, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Urgent Update for Resident and Visiting U.S. Citizens Regarding Return to the United States The State Department has issued a Global Level 4 Health Alert urging U.S. citizens to avoid international travel and those already abroad to return to the United States. U.S. citizens in Honduras considering a ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 28, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras  EVENT: Emergency Consular Services The American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa continues to provide services on an emergency basis. These services include emergency passports, urgent consular reports of birth abroad, or urgent consular reports of death abroad, among others. If ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 27, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Revised Procedures for Travelling to San Pedro Sula Airport During Complete Lockdown in Yoro Department The Department of Yoro, near San Pedro Sula, is subject to heightened curfew restrictions implemented by the Government of Honduras on March 15, 2020. The U.S. Embassy has ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 27, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Flight Options to the United States from Honduras U.S. citizens who want to return to the United States should avail themselves of immediate opportunities to do so. As of March 27, there are commercial flights available. If you plan to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 27, 2020) Location:  Honduras Event: FAQs regarding U.S. Government Organized Flights for U.S. Citizens in Honduras Is the U.S. Embassy organizing flights for U.S. citizens? The U.S. Embassy in Honduras has coordinated U.S. government-organized charter flights– the first departed Sunday, March 22 – from Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport ... Read More»

Health  Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 26, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Procedures for travelling to San Pedro Sula Airport During Complete Lockdown in Yoro Department The Department of Yoro, near San Pedro Sula, is subject to heightened curfew restrictions implemented by the Government of Honduras on March 15, 2020. The U.S. Embassy has worked ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 26, 2020)  LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Flight Options to the United States from Honduras U.S. citizens who want to return to the United States should avail themselves of immediate opportunities to do so. As of March 26, there are commercial flights available. If you plan to return to the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 25, 2020) LOCATION:  Honduras EVENT: Available Flight Options to the United States from Honduras The March 19, 2020 Global Level 4 Health Advisory issued by the Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. U.S. citizens who live in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Latest Flight Options to the United States from Honduras The U.S. government has arranged a variety of options for evacuation flights from Honduras to the United States. We continue to work with U.S. carriers and others to increase the number of evacuation flights available. Your safety is our highest ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 24, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Latest Flight Options to the United States from Honduras The U.S. government has arranged a variety of options for evacuation flights from Honduras to the United States. We continue to work with U.S. carriers and others to increase the number of evacuation flights ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 23, 2020) LOCATION:  Honduras EVENT: Available Flight Options to the United States from Honduras On March 23, United Airlines and American Airlines announced they would resume flights from Honduras to the United States for the purpose of evacuating U.S citizens and lawful permanent residents. The U.S. Embassy continues to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 23, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT: Available Flight Options to the United States from Honduras On March 23, United Airlines announced that it would resume flights from Honduras to the United States for the purpose of evacuating U.S citizens and lawful permanent residents. The U.S. Embassy continues to actively ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 23, 2020) LOCATION: Honduras EVENT:  Potential Flights for U.S. Citizens – Message 1 On March 22, the U.S. Embassy in Honduras coordinated with the Department of State to provide a flight for U.S. citizens from Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula to the United States. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 21, 2020) Location:  Honduras Event:  The unprecedented health crisis we are experiencing in Honduras is taking place all over the globe. The Embassy has been working to help you get home as soon as possible. On Friday, March 20, the government of Honduras provided authorization for commercial, charter, and private aircraft to land in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras Event:   The Department of State has advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  However, this does not mean that the United States borders are closed and that U.S. citizens will not be allowed in.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid international travel from the United States. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras Event:   The Government of Honduras has implemented additional measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  On March 17, 2020, the Government of Honduras announced a new total curfew for San Pedro Sula which started on March 17 at 10:00 p.m. It will be in effect until Sunday. Please note the curfew could potentially be extended after this time.  According ... Read More»

Press Release Information – Honduras

The Ministry of Security through the Honduran National Police, and in compliance with SINAGER, communicates the following regarding the new measures for the Central District, La Ceiba, and Choluteca (but not San Pedro Sula): 1. Considering the need for citizens to supply themselves with fuel, gas stations will be open to the public today, Wednesday ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras Event:  The Government of Honduras has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  On March 16, 2020, the Government of Honduras announced a total curfew starting 2200 hours on March 16 and continuing for at least the next 7 days in Tegucigalpa, Choluteca and La Ceiba.  This curfew severely limits the movement of the general population and is set to ... Read More»

The Government of Honduras announced a total curfew

The Government of Honduras announced a total curfew starting 2200 hrs on March 16, 2020 and continuing for at least the next 7 days in Tegucigalpa, Choluteca and La Ceiba. According to the announcement, individuals encountered outside without a legitimate reason, such as a medical emergency, acquisition of food or gasoline, may be at risk ... Read More»

Travel and Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Honduras Event: The Honduran government announced all borders (air, land, and sea) will be closed as of 11:59 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020 for a period of seven days.  Travelers should check with individual air carriers to confirm flight options beyond that date and those with existing itineraries should reconfirm their departure details. Travelers with health ... Read More»

Consular Section at the U. S. Embassy Open for Emergency Services Only

In order to reduce opportunities for transmission of COVID-19, the Consular Section at the U. S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa will remain open for emergency services only. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of emergency assistance, please call 2238-5114 ext. 4400 or email  usahonduras@state.gov . All routine visa services are canceled until further notice. If ... Read More»

Visa Section at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa will be Limiting Appointments

Due to the enactment of a red alert by the President of Honduras, which prohibits public and private events with 50 or more participants, the Visa section at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa will be limiting appointments.  For non-immigrant visas, we will continue to see persons requesting emergency travel, students, exchange visitors, and temporary seasonal ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 14, 2020) Location: Honduras Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide.  Due to the enactment of a red alert by the President of Honduras prohibiting public and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Atlántida and Francisco Morazán Departments Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 11, 2020, the Honduras Ministry of Health announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Atlántida ... Read More»

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf’s Opening Remarks at the Regional Security Conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Well, good morning, and it’s certainly a pleasure to be here for the 12th Regional Security Conference. I’d like to extend a special gratitude to Secretary of Security Pacheco and the Government of Honduras for your warm welcome back to the country and for hosting this important conference. Thank you. Mr. Minister, your Government has ... Read More»

Water Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras Event: Suggestions for Water Conservation The city of Tegucigalpa continues to face an extreme water shortage.  The Honduran water authority SANAA is currently providing water to residences once per week, but with continued drought may make delivery even less frequent with little or no notice ( SANAA Delivery Schedule ). Actions to Take: Now more ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras  Event:There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.    Actions to Take: Consult the  CDC website , for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures. Check with the airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying. Wash your hands often with soap and water ... Read More»

Statement from Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on Migrant Caravan

WASHINGTON – Today, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued the following statement regarding the migrant caravan at the Guatemala-Mexico border. “I commend the Government of Mexico for upholding their commitment to increased security and law enforcement at their southern border. The efforts by the Mexican National Guard and other officials have ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot!

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, ... Read More»

Acting DHS Secretary Wolf’s Remarks with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández

Good afternoon. Thank you, President Hernández and the Government of Honduras, for the warm welcome to your beautiful country.  Honduras is a valued and proven partner to the United States in managing migration and promoting security and prosperity in Central America. Your partnership touches nearly every corner of the United States government, but the Department ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (January 8, 2020) Location:  Honduras Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Michael Pompeo on Public Designation, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of Honduran Congressman Oscar Ramon Najera

Today, I am designating Honduran Congressman Oscar Ramon Najera due to his involvement in significant corruption. In his official capacity, Mr. Najera engaged in and benefitted from public corruption related to the Honduran drug trafficking organization Los Cachiros. In May 2013, the United States identified Los Cachiros as a significant foreign narcotics trafficking group pursuant ... Read More»

International Human Rights Day

Press Statement U.S. Department of State Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to identify common rights and freedoms for all people in all nations. An American, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, chaired the UN Human Rights Commission that drafted this ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on International Anticorruption Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Today, on International Anticorruption Day, we reaffirm our commitment to prevent and combat corruption globally. Corruption obstructs economic growth and development, facilitates transnational crime, and fuels terrorism, robbing citizens around the world of their basic rights. Corruption enables and sustains autocratic leaders, weakens faith ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Current security situation The U.S. Embassy has now lifted restrictions regarding travel for U.S. government employees and family members within Honduras. Actions to Take: Avoid all demonstrations. Even peaceful ones can turn violent with little or no notice. Be prepared to shelter in place and use your provisions in your emergency kit. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 21, 2019) Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Current security situation Due to unannounced demonstrations and road blockades, the U.S. Embassy has instructed U.S. government employees and family members to minimize unnecessary travel within Tegucigalpa; along the CA-5 between Tegucigalpa and Puerto Cortes; the CA-13 between the cities of El ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 18, 2019) Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Anticipated Celebratory Events and Anti-Government Demonstrations As a result of a recent ruling out of the U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, celebratory events and anti-government demonstrations or road blockades (“tomas”) calling for the ouster of President Hernandez have ... Read More»

United States Resumes Targeted U.S. Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE Today the Department informed Congress of my intent to resume targeted U.S. foreign assistance funding for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Earlier this year, pursuant to my authority over foreign assistance funds and the direction given to me by President Trump, I directed the Department of State ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Strikes are expected to take place on October 10, 2019 beginning at 6:00 am. The U.S. Embassy has received information that the Taxi Cab Driver Association of Honduras is calling for a countrywide strike tomorrow, starting at 6:00 am. Negotiations between the taxi association and the Honduran Government are still ongoing. If ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras Event: Ongoing demonstrations against the Honduran government. Because of the ongoing demonstrations in Tegucigalpa, which at times have turned violent, the U.S. Embassy has determined that the previously restricted area in Colonia Kennedy continues to be off-limits for U.S. citizen embassy employees and family members. In past confrontations, police deployed tear gas ... Read More»

U.S. and Honduras Sign More Arrangements to Expand Collaboration to Confront Irregular Migration

WASHINGTON – Today, on behalf of the Trump Administration, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan signed two arrangements with the Government of Honduras to expand bilateral initiatives to confront irregular migration through Central America. The signings, which took place at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, will increase collaboration between ... Read More»

Joint Statement Between the U.S. Government and the Government of Honduras

WASHINGTON – Today, on behalf of the Trump Administration, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan signed an agreement with the Government of Honduras to expand bilateral initiatives to confront irregular migration through Central America. The signing, which took place during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, will further pave the way to ... Read More»

U.S.-Honduras Joint Statement

High-level representatives from the governments of the United States and Honduras met this week in Tegucigalpa to discuss how to enhance collaboration in the areas of law enforcement and information-sharing, bolster regional border security, strengthen migration protections, and increase temporary legal employment opportunities in the United States. This week’s productive meetings demonstrate the commitment of ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Honduras’ Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Honduras on the 198th anniversary of your independence. The United States and Honduras are bound by ties of geography, commerce, values, and family. We share a strong ... Read More»

Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence’s Remarks with Honduran First Lady Ana Garcia de Hernandez at Attention Center for Returned Migrants in La Lima

Good afternoon, thank you for being here. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the First Lady and the Government of Honduras for their continuous support, collaboration, and friendship. So what we’ve done here today, collaboratively between our two countries, is essential to try to stem the irregular migration trends that we’ve seen ... Read More»

U.S. Social Security Services Honduras – September 17– 19, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Honduras is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security benefits. Where:  US Consular Section, US Embassy Tegucigalpa. When:  September 17th and 18th from 8 am to 4 ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (August 9, 2019)

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Ongoing demonstrations against the Honduran government. Because of the ongoing demonstrations at or near National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), which at times have turned violent as they did on Wednesday, August 7, the U.S. Embassy has determined this area to be unsafe for U.S. citizen embassy employees and family members to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Ongoing demonstrations against the Honduran government. Multiple planned and impromptu demonstrations are likely to continue taking place throughout the country.  Any demonstration can turn violent with little or no notice.  Due to the potential of violent confrontations between protestors and security forces in Tegucigalpa, the U.S. Embassy has declared the following area ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Dengue fever epidemic. Dengue fever epidemics occur every four to five years in Honduras due to its tropical and subtropical climates.  Currently, Honduras is seeing a sharp increase in cases of dengue fever, especially in children. As a result, the Government of Honduras has declared a state of emergency. The most affected ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Ongoing demonstrations against the Honduran government. Multiple planned and impromptu demonstrations are likely to continue taking place throughout the country.  Any demonstration can turn violent with little or no notice.  Due to increasingly violent confrontations between protestors and security forces in Tegucigalpa, the U.S. Embassy has declared the following area of Tegucigalpa ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Ongoing demonstrations against the Honduran government. In light of increasingly violent confrontations between protestors and security forces in Tegucigalpa, the U.S. Embassy has declared two areas of Tegucigalpa to be unsafe for transit and directed all embassy employees and family members to avoid the following areas of Tegucigalpa until further notice: Universidad Nacional ... Read More»

Statement from the U.S. Embassy in Honduras

The United States affirms its commitment to human rights, including the right to freedom of expression through peaceful protest. Incidents of violence during protests, as well as violence as a form of protest, harm legitimate calls for reform and progress, which should be addressed via engagement and dialogue. The United States calls for all Hondurans, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Ongoing demonstrations against the Honduran government. In light of the outbreaks of violence that occurred during protests on June 19, 2019, the U.S. Embassy has instructed U.S. government employees to minimize unnecessary travel.  Unannounced protests and road blockades are likely to continue and may lead to the closure of businesses and roads ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Ongoing demonstrations by multiple sectors of Honduran society including workers from various economic sectors, activists, students, and others. Although recent protests have been largely peaceful, unannounced and spontaneous protests may continue and lead to the closure of businesses as well as roadblocks in major cities and along the CA-5 highway connecting Comayagua ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 8, 2019)

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Ongoing demonstrations and roadblocks. Although recent protests have been largely peaceful, unannounced and spontaneous protests may continue and lead to the closure of businesses as well as roadblocks in major cities and along the highways connecting Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Choluteca, Choloma, Villaneuva, Tocoa, and other cities and major highways countrywide. The ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event: Ongoing demonstrations by members of the health and education sectors.  Students, other activists, and workers from other economic sectors, e.g., bus and taxi drivers, may also participate in the protests.  In light of these ongoing demonstrations, the U.S. Embassy maintains its recommendation to minimize all unnecessary travel throughout the week of June 3 ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event:  Ongoing demonstrations in the aftermath of the 48-hour general strike called by doctors, teachers, and other health professionals on May 30 and 31, 2019.  The initial strike was calledto demand the repeal of two decrees related to education and health.  Students, other activists, and workers from other economic sectors, e.g., bus ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event:  Demonstrations/strikes will continue today, May 31, 2019.  Doctors, teachers and other health professionals intend to continue their nationwide 48-hour general strike, accompanied by protests in the major cities in Honduras, to demand the repeal of two decrees related to education and health.  Students, other activists, and workers from other economic sectors, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, Toncontin International Airport, Tegucigalpa Event:  As of 12:30 PM, demonstrations outside Toncontin International Airport have closed the roads leading into the airport and led to the evacuation of travelers to the military base, located across the runway.  Honduran authorities have not yet indicated their plans for restoring normal airport operations or assisting individuals at the airport ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 30, 2019)

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event:  Demonstrations/strikes are expected to take place beginning today, May 30, 2019.  Teachers and health professionals plan to hold a nationwide 48-hour general strike, accompanied by protests in the major cities in Honduras, to demand the repeal of two decrees related to education and health.  Students, other activists, and workers from other ... Read More»

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens – U. S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Ubicación:  Estadio Nacional Tiburcio Carías Andino y alrededores del Barrio Morazán, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Evento:  partido de fútbol Olimpia vs. Motagua, domingo 26 de mayo a las 4:00 PM. La Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Tegucigalpa aconseja a los ciudadanos estadounidenses que no asistan al partido de fútbol Olimpia vs. Motagua este domingo, 26 de ... Read More»

100,000 Strong in the Americas Announces New Innovation Fund Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Partners of the Americas is pleased to announce the launch of the latest Innovation Fund competition in partnership with Cementos Progreso and the Department of State. The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund is the Department’s signature hemispheric-wide education initiative. The Innovation Fund is the trusted mechanism that creates enduring links ... Read More»

Remarks by Admiral Craig Faller, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Central American Security Conference

Good morning, and welcome! President Hernandez, Minister Diaz, General Ponce, Sergeant Major Molina: thank you for your leadership in hosting the 14th Central American Security Conference and the second regional conference for our Senior Enlisted Leaders. I’d also like to thank our moderators for helping us navigate the challenging topics ahead of us. We’ve got ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide Event:  Protests are expected to continue throughout Honduras on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1, 2019.  Protestors have closed roads and damaged public spaces and buildings.  Recent protests have encountered a strong police presence and the use of tear gas and batons. U.S. government personnel have been advised to minimize unnecessary ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier Travels to Honduras

WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier will travel to Honduras and El Salvador April 21 through April 23 to urge the governments of those countries to do more to prevent illegal immigration to the United States and to promote regional prosperity, security, and governance. On April 21, Assistant Secretary Breier ... Read More»

Health Alert/Dengue Fever Increase – U.S Embassy – Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 28, 2019) Location: Throughout Honduras, with the highest risk in the Cortés Department. Event: The Honduras Ministry of Health has reported a significant increase in dengue fever and severe dengue fever compared to 2018. Actions to Take: Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website on dengue fever. ... Read More»

Closing Statement by DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen at V Meeting of Security Ministers of the Northern Triangle

Thank you again to everyone for joining us today. I’d like to again thank President Hernández and Minister Pacheco for graciously hosting us. I’d also like to thank my friends and colleagues, the Security Ministers of the Northern Triangle. Thank you again for your commitment to combat this serious humanitarian and security crisis facing our ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen at Meeting with Northern Triangle Governments

Buenos días y muchas gracias. It is a pleasure to be here with you today, and I’d like to thank first President Hernández for his hospitality, for hosting this historic meeting, and for his continued leadership and partnership throughout the region. I look forward to a very productive and collaborative discussion today and, most importantly, ... Read More»

DHS Secretary Nielsen Travels to Honduras to Meet with Northern Triangle Governments to Address Crisis at Source

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with senior officials from the Government of Mexico Tuesday, March 26 to discuss border security and immigration, and she will travel to Honduras to participate in multilateral meetings with regional partners to discuss the common cause America shares with the countries of Central America in ... Read More»

The Department of State Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – As a display of enduring friendship and the important bilateral partnership, Chargé d’Affaires Heide B. Fulton, Principal Deputy Director of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Henry V. Jardine, with the President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández, and Honduran and U.S. officials, broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy compound in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Henry Jardine at Groundbreaking Ceremony of New Embassy

President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Mayor Nasry “Tito” Asfura, Chargé d’Affaires Fulton, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen. I am honored to be here on behalf of U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations and would like to thank you for joining us for this wonderful groundbreaking ceremony here in Tegucigalpa. This project started with ... Read More»

Migrant Protection Protocols

“We have implemented an unprecedented action that will address the urgent humanitarian and security crisis at the Southern border. This humanitarian approach will help to end the exploitation of our generous immigration laws. The Migrant Protection Protocols represent a methodical commonsense approach, exercising long-standing statutory authority to help address the crisis at our Southern border.” ... Read More»

Second Former Honduran Mayor Charged with Conspiring to Import Cocaine into the United States and Related Firearms Offenses

United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York U.S. ATTORNEY GEOFFREY S. BERMAN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE James Margolin (212) 637-2600 DEA (202) 307-7977 Amilcar Alexander Ardon Soriano, former mayor of El Paraíso, Honduras, Charged with Crimes Relating to Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Separate Charges Also Filed Against Mario Jose Calix Hernandez, ... Read More»

Readout of Vice President Pence’s Call with the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez

Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vice President Pence called the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, today to reiterate the strong and collaborative relationship between the United States and Honduras, and to discuss efforts by both countries to stem the flow of illegal immigration. Vice President Pence commended President Hernandez for the ... Read More»

Partial US Government Shutdown

Due to a lapse in appropriations, the government of the United States will be operating partially until further notice. The Embassy’s website and social media platforms will not be updated except in case of an emergency. Our Consular Section, including American Citizen Services and visas, will continue their activities on a regular schedule. Applicants who ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the United States Action to Confront Illegal Immigration

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Today the United States Government announced historic action to confront the illegal immigration crisis facing the United States. We notified the Government of Mexico that the United States is invoking Section 235(b)(2)(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. We will begin implementation immediately. Individuals ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson   Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The Unites States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, from ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Migrant Caravan

The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico.  Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their procedures.  As President Trump has stated, consistent with U.S. ... Read More»

Prosperity Day Concludes with Concrete Support for a Safer and More Prosperous Central America

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson   The United States and Mexico co-hosted on October 11 President Hernández of Honduras, President Morales of Guatemala, and Vice President Ortiz of El Salvador at the Prosperity Day portion of the October 11-12 Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America. Vice President Pence, Secretary of ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence at Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President   THE VICE PRESIDENT: Secretary, thank you for your hospitality this morning and for the outstanding leadership that you have brought to your role as Secretary of State for the United States of America. To President Hernandez, to President Morales, Vice President Ortiz, Mr. Secretary, to Secretary ... Read More»

The United States and Mexico will co-host the Second Prosperity and Security Conference in Central America

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson   Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen, along with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray and Secretary of Government Navarrete, will co-host the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America October 11-12. President Hernández of Honduras, President Morales of Guatemala, ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding and Landslides

The U.S. Embassy in Honduras informs U.S. citizens the Government of Honduras issued a red alert for the Francisco Morazan, Valle, and Choluteca Departments due to heavy rains. Flooding and landslides are imminent on all major roads. Furthermore, the Goascoran River on the border between Honduras and El Salvador has overflowed. Unnecessary movements should be ... Read More»

Hospital ship to depart Norfolk Oct. 11 for Enduring Promise mission in Latin America

MIAMI – The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is scheduled to depart Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Oct. 11 en route to South America and Central America where it will conduct an 11-week medical assistance mission working closely with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras. The purpose of ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Honduras’ Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Honduras on the 197th anniversary of your independence on September 15. The rich history of partnership and cooperation between our two nations will continue to contribute to economic ... Read More»

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Hotline for Questions regarding Family Reunifications

FAMILY REUNIFICATION HOTLINE (overseas): +001 646-478-1560 Toll Free Number Calling from the United States: 888-582-2853 Family members, legal representatives and others with questions about family reunification may call this hotline established by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Steering Committee, related to a lawsuit in the United States regarding the reunification of immigrant families ... Read More»

Morehouse College Glee Club from Atlanta, Georgia in Honduras

Morehouse College Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. David Morrow, will visit three cities in Honduras from August 8 to 14.  During their Honduras tour, the eight glee club members will carry out a dynamic exchange of musical knowledge with the Honduran people. The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. State Department under the Arts ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Location:  Nicaragua and its border areas Event:  Roadblocks are present throughout Nicaragua, including near the border with Honduras, making overland travel unpredictable; road travel is even more dangerous after dark, when the likelihood of violence at roadblocks, and other crime, increases.  Nicaraguan authorities may deny entry to travelers attempting to cross into Nicaragua via land.  ... Read More»

Honduran Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Life in Prison

WASHINGTON – Honduran national Sergio Neftali Mejia-Duarte was sentenced today to life in prison for his involvement in a large-scale international narcotics transportation organization. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Adolphus P. ... Read More»

Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every person is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Around the world, far too ... Read More»

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – The Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has determined that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras is required pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. To allow for an orderly transition, she has determined to delay the effective date of the termination for 18 months. The designation will ... Read More»

U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Delegations from the United States and Honduras held the sixth meeting of the Bilateral Human Rights Working Group on April 30 in Tegucigalpa. This latest session of the Working Group brought together high-level U.S. and Honduran government officials to collaborate on improving the human ... Read More»

U.S. Government Reaffirms Support for Anti-Corruption Efforts

The Government of the United States is concerned with recent actions counter to the anti-corruption work in Honduras, which is a fundamental element of US support in the region. We remain dedicated to assisting the MACCIH, CNA, Ministerio Publico, and other organizations fighting corruption and impunity. Read More»

2018 International Women of Courage Award Recipients Announced

On Friday, March 23, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will host the annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards at the U.S. Department of State to honor 10 extraordinary women from around the world. First Lady of the United States Melania Trump will deliver special remarks at the ceremony. In addition, Acting Under ... Read More»

Statement By Secretary Tillerson on the Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally. We will continue to ... Read More»

Embassy Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Murder of Berta Cáceres

The U.S. Embassy extends its condolences to the family of environmental activist Berta Cáceres on the second anniversary of her murder. We reaffirm our full support to the family, and continue to urge the Government of Honduras to bring all those responsible for her murder to justice. Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley Travels to Honduras and Guatemala

Ambassador Nikki Haley will travel to Honduras and Guatemala February 26 – March 1 to underscore the United States’ strong ties and partnership with those countries. Ambassador Haley will meet with government and civil society leaders to highlight U.S. partnerships in the region focusing on anti-corruption and counternarcotic efforts. In addition, she will engage with ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Location: San Pedro Sula, Honduras Event: The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa advises U.S. citizens of a new crime trend in San Pedro Sula. There has been a recent increase in crime, including a triple homicide, in Barrio Los Andes. These crimes do not appear to be targeting U.S. citizens. Embassy personnel in San Pedro Sula ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Honduras

Location: Planned throughout mainland Honduras. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place beginning the afternoon of January 19, 2018. The Opposition Alliance has called for a nationwide, week long demonstration to protest the November 2017 presidential election. The demonstrations are expected to last at least through the presidential inauguration scheduled for January 27, 2018. Recent ... Read More»

Statement from Chargé d’Affaires Heide B. Fulton on the Appointment of Karla Cueva as Minister of Human Rights

We congratulate Minister Karla Cueva on her appointment, and the Government of Honduras on fulfilling its commitment to create a Ministry of Human Rights. The promotion and protection of human rights is a responsibility shared by all, and the creation of the new Ministry is an opportunity for the people and government of Honduras to ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Honduras

A demonstration is expected to take place on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. near the Soto Cano Air Base, Comayagua, Honduras. The demonstrations are related to the November 2017 presidential elections. Recent demonstrations have included destruction of private and public property and have encountered a strong police presence including the use of tear ... Read More»

The United States Accepts the Temporary Presidency of the G-16 in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – In a brief ceremony on January 11, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Heide B. Fulton accepted the temporary Presidency of the G-16 group in Honduras, from outgoing President Giorgio Valentini, Resident Representative of the World Bank. The handover marks the beginning of a six month period during which the United States Embassy will serve as coordinator for ... Read More»

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson, on the Presidential Elections in Honduras

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release We congratulate President Juan Orlando Hernandez on his victory in the November 26 presidential elections, as declared by the Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE). The close election results, irregularities identified by the OAS and the EU election observation missions, and strong reactions from Hondurans ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Shelter in Place Advisory for Cortes Department

As result of escalating protests and violence relating to an election dispute, the U.S. Embassy has ordered its personnel in the Honduran Department of Cortes (including the city of San Pedro Sula) to shelter in place until further notice. U.S. citizen visitors and residents are encouraged to take similar precautions. U.S. citizens who plan to ... Read More»

Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson, on the Post-Election Situation in Honduras

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release The United States notes that Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernández the winner of the November 26 presidential elections. We understand this decision triggers a five-day period, as established by Honduran law, to present any challenges to the election ... Read More»

Former Honduran Congressman and Businessman Sentenced to 36 Months for Money Laundering

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Southern District of New York ACTING U.S. ATTORNEY JOON H. KIM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Margolin, Dawn Dearden, Nicholas Biase (212) 637-2600 http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo, a Former Honduran Politician and Prominent Businessman, Was Sentenced for Laundering Drug Proceeds for the Cachiros, a Major Honduran Drug Trafficking Organization. Rosenthal Hidalgo’s ... Read More»

Statement from the Chargé d’Affaires Heide B. Fulton on International Human Rights Day

Today, on International Human Rights Day, we pause to reflect and remember that we are all entitled to fundamental freedoms and basic human rights, regardless of nationality, race, religion, political persuasion or other distinguishing characteristic. A strong respect for these human rights is essential for a flourishing democracy. Civil society and the media are fundamental ... Read More»

Statement by the Chargé d’Affaires Heide B. Fulton on the Honduran Elections

The preliminary reports by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the European Union (EU) described some irregularities in the November 26 election process in Honduras. The OAS report also recommends measures to address concerns expressed by political parties and increase the transparency of the process. We believe that, if implemented, these measures would provide ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Honduran Political Demonstrations

The Honduran government has implemented a ten-day curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  The curfew took effect at 11:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017.  We advise U.S. citizens to observe local law enforcement guidance and remain inside during restricted hours. Due to the increase in sporadic, unplanned demonstrations, we advise U.S. citizens to ... Read More»

Announcement to U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in San Pedro Sula Temporary Operating Hours

As a result of the national curfew, the Consular Agency in San Pedro Sula will operate between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m from Monday through Thursday. For further information about security in Honduras: See the State Department’s travel website for the  Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts , and  Honduras Country Specific Information . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive security messages and make it easier ... Read More»

Embassy Statement on the Honduran Electoral Process

We are monitoring closely the post-election situation in Honduras. We are pleased Honduran election authorities completed the special scrutiny process in a way that maximizes citizen participation and transparency. This is an important step in achieving a final election result. We continue to support efforts of the international election observation missions, which are working with Honduran political leaders and authorities on measures to increase the transparency ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Honduran Political Demonstrations for December 1, 2017

Due to the increase in sporadic, unplanned demonstrations and traffic delays, we advise U.S. citizens to postpone or cancel unnecessary travel within Honduras at this time. Demonstrations have become increasingly dangerous, including rock throwing and tire burning. Road closures are causing extreme traffic delays and limiting access to airports throughout Honduras. U.S. citizens are reminded ... Read More»

Statement by the Department of State about the Elections in Honduras

The Honduran people exercised their democratic rights by taking part in elections on Sunday, November 26. The United States looks forward to working with the democratically elected leaders of Honduras. We await the final tabulation of results by election authorities and urge the authorities to complete their work without undue delay. The United States urges ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Honduran General Election on November 26, 2017

Honduras will hold a general election on Sunday, November 26th, 2017. As disruptions related to the elections may be possible, the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa urges caution in the lead up to and the days following the election. Election results may not be finalized immediately, which could extend disruptions beyond November 26th. Hondurans actively participate in ... Read More»

Official Statement Regarding Temporary Protected Status Renewal for Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – After considering information from a wide variety of sources and information, Acting Secretary for Homeland Security Elaine Duke has determined additional time is necessary to obtain and assess supplemental information regarding country conditions of Honduras, and will not make a new determination on TPS for Honduras at this time, thereby automatically extending the current designation for six months. Temporary Protected Status was not intended to provide a long-term solution or ... Read More»

YLAI 2017: Meet the Participants

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2017 cohort from Honduras for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  The YLAI program supports the United States’ commitment to increase trade and investment in the region and, in the words of Vice President Mike Pence, “bring even more of our business culture of entrepreneurship and innovation all across Latin America ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Honduras National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we offer congratulations to the people of Honduras on their 196th anniversary of independence. It is an especially fitting time to celebrate a country’s independence during an election year, when citizens renew their ... Read More»

Embassy Statement on the Recent Events at UNAH

This week, the U.S. Embassy met ​with members of the Honduran National Police, human rights organizations, and other interested parties to discuss the unfortunate events that transpired at UNAH on September 8. The discussions were productive, and provided these groups the opportunity to share their perspectives on this incident. We will continue to maintain an open dialogue with these groups, and encourage ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. – Honduras World Cup Qualifier Soccer Match

U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. – Honduras World Cup Qualifier Soccer Match 31 August, 2017   The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will play in a World Cup Qualifying match at Estadio Olímpico in San Pedro Sula at 3:36 p.m. local time on ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. – Honduras World Cup Qualifier Soccer Match (August 31, 2017)

U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. – Honduras World Cup Qualifier Soccer Match 31 August, 2017   The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will play in a World Cup Qualifying match at Estadio Olímpico in San Pedro Sula at 3:36 p.m. local time on ... Read More»

Statement on Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in ... Read More»

U.S. Attorney General and Northern Triangle Attorney Generals meet in El Salvador

On Friday, July 28, 2017, United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, met with Attorney General of El Salvador, Douglas Arquímedes Meléndez Ruiz, Attorney General of Guatemala, Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernández, and Attorney General of Honduras, Oscar Fernando Chinchilla Banegas. This meeting in El Salvador advances gains from the group’s March meeting in Washington DC, where ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UNAH Demonstration

U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UNAH Demonstration Date: July 25, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has received reports from local police that students are protesting on the grounds of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras and have shut the main gates. Police have restricted access to Blvd. Suyapa in front of the University ... Read More»

Appointment of James D. Nealon

Yesterday, I appointed Ambassador James D. (Jim) Nealon to serve as Assistant Secretary of International Engagement within the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans. Jim has extensive experience in international affairs. From 2014 to 2017, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras. Prior to this, he served as the Civilian Deputy to the ... Read More»

SPMAGTF-SC Marines Hold Opening Ceremony for Honduras School Projects

TRUJILLO – U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command held an opening ceremony at Taufick Bendeck elementary school, Trujillo, Honduras, June 15, 2017, to signify the start of several renovation projects in the local area. A team of combat engineers, heavy equipment operators and motor vehicle operators from the Logistics ... Read More»

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release The Vice President met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, FL. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President commended President Hernandez for his leadership in addressing security and governance challenges, ... Read More»

Marine Task Force Deploys to Central America

MIAMI – Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command, the rapid response force assigned to U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, arrived in Central America June 1. Most of the nearly 300-member unit will be headquartered out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, with the permission of the government of ... Read More»

Professional Exchange Program for Journalists, Media Business Managers, and Technologists

A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America – 2018 We are currently accepting applications for this program. To apply click  here . In 2018, the International Center for Journalists will continue to expand its network of digital journalists, technologists and media entrepreneurs from Latin America as part of the “Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America” program. For this revamped version of the ... Read More»

The U.S. Supports the Launch of the 2017 GREAT Program

TEGUCIGALPA – The launch of the 2017 Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program took place on April 25, 2017 at the department of La Paz, as it is initiating there for the first time. The ceremony took place at the Technical Institute for Police with the participation of the Director of the Police, General Commissioner Felix ... Read More»

Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Mar-a-Lago, Florida THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children. It was a slow and brutal ... Read More»

Readout of the Vice President Pence’s Meeting with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release The Vice President met today with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras at the White House. The Vice President recognized the important progress that Honduras has made over the past two years in fighting violent crime and corruption and strengthening citizen security, including through ... Read More»

U.S. and Honduras Sign Agreement to Improve Cooperation on Aviation Security

On March 22, 2017, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly and President Juan Orlando Hernandez signed an agreement to enhance cooperation involving aviation security between the United States and Honduras. The signing ceremony was attended by DHS officials, the Ambassador of Honduras in the U.S. Marlon Tabora, and the Honduran Minister ... Read More»

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez

On March 21, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at the State Department in Washington to discuss the bilateral relationship between the United States and Honduras. Their discussions focused on ongoing areas of mutual engagement in Honduras, including promoting broad-based economic growth, reducing crime, and strengthening democratic institutions and ... Read More»

Honduran Primary Elections

On Sunday, March 12, 2017 Honduran primary elections will take place for three major political parties.  The U.S. Embassy currently has no information that necessitates a change in the security situation during or immediately after the primary elections.  Elections in Honduras have been historically peaceful.  As always the Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to avoid ... Read More»

Statement on the Anniversary of the Murder of Berta Cáceres

March 3 marks one year since the brutal murder of renowned Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres. Her life as an activist and her work on behalf of indigenous communities and the environment had a global impact, and we again extend our sincerest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues on this sad anniversary. To date, eight ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Tillerson on President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release As the President laid out in his address to Congress, the State Department will continue to engage to advance U.S. interests in the world in cooperation with our partners and allies. We will also continue to support policies and institutions that keep Americans safe, ... Read More»

OSAC Tegucigalpa Country Council Signing Ceremony

TEGUCIGALPA, M.D.C. – On Thursday, the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Tegucigalpa Country council formally signed its Charter and Bylaws in a signing ceremony at Banco Lafise. Founded in 1985, OSAC started as a means for private U.S. companies located overseas to share security concerns. Today, OSAC members include international NGOs, faith-based organizations and academia. “Time ... Read More»

Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary January 12, 2017 Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy, which was put in place more than twenty years ... Read More»

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release The Vice President spoke with President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras by telephone today to review progress on the implementation of the Alliance for Prosperity Plan for the Northern Triangle of Central America. The Vice President praised Honduras’ progress in improving security and tax ... Read More»

Remarks on Middle East Peace by Secretary of State John Kerry

The Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC December 28, 2016 Excerpts This is an issue which, all of you know, I have worked on intensively during my time as Secretary of State for one simple reason: because the two state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. ... Read More»

Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy on Support for Attorneys General in Central America

Congressional Record Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, the Northern Triangle countries of Central America –El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala– face many similar challenges. Poverty, gangs, violence, corruption, organized crime. One of these challenges is weak judicial systems. For as long as anyone can remember, judges in these countries, no matter how unqualified, have been selected through ... Read More»

Statement by the Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson on the Resumption of Removals to Haiti

Following the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ceased removing Haitians to Haiti. In 2011, we resumed the removals of Haitians on a limited basis, who had final orders of removal and had been convicted of a serious crime. On September 22, I announced we would resume ... Read More»

Honduran Students Lead the Way for Central American Students Pursuing Higher Education in the United States

TEGUCIGALPA – The number of Honduran students enrolled in U.S. higher education increased 12.8 percent, to 1,985, according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released yesterday, the greatest percentage increase for all of Mexico and Central America. Honduras sends more bright promising students to the U.S. than any other country in ... Read More»

Statement Regarding Comments in Washington on Honduran Presidential Reelection

It is clear that remarks made by the Spokesman about the electoral process in Honduras have been misinterpreted. Media and others are interpreting the Spokesman’s remarks as opposing the candidacy of President Hernandez for re-election in Honduras. The U.S. Government does not oppose President Hernandez or others from presenting themselves for re-election according to Honduran ... Read More»

Statement on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

TEGUCIGALPA – Today is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. In the United States, in Honduras, and around the world, we must all work together to protect the right to peacefully exercise freedom of expression. Journalists and media professionals are a vital part of civil society and play a key role ... Read More»

United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras Convene High Level Dialogue

WASHINGTON, DC – Building on the commitments made by Vice President Biden and Northern Triangle leaders in February 2016, the United States and the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will meet October 19 at the U.S. Department of State for a High-Level Dialogue. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon and ... Read More»

Statement by Ambassador James D. Nealon on the Assassination of José Ángel Flores, President of the Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguán (MUCA)

On behalf of the people and government of the United States of America, I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family, friends and supporters of José Ángel Flores, President of the Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguán (MUCA), who was murdered by unknown gunmen yesterday while leaving a meeting in Tocoa, Honduras. We ... Read More»

Investigation of Santos Rodriguez Orellana, Captain in the Honduran Armed Forces

TEGUCIGALPA – The Embassy of the United States of America announces that Santos Rodriguez Orellana, Captain in the Honduran Armed Forces, is under investigation for his suspected ties to narcotrafficking and corruption. The United States will not be refuge for those who engage in criminal activity. The Embassy has spoken with various people who have ... Read More»

Investigation of People Linked to Narcotrafficking and Corruption

TEGUCIGALPA – The Embassy of the United States of America announces that the following individuals are under investigation due to their suspected involvement in narcotrafficking and corruption. Wilter Neptaly Blanco Ruiz Evin Xaviel Reyes Peña Oscar Aragón Evereth Fredy Donaldo Mármol Vallejo Faustino Murillo Chirinos Honduran Armed Forces Official, Carlos Alberto Maradiaga Izaguirre Johanna Martinez ... Read More»

Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States

The presidents of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Cerén; Guatemala, Jimmy Morales; and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez; and the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, met at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2016 to follow up on progress in addressing regional  migration, security, governance, and economic challenges within the ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Kerry on Honduras’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Honduras on the 195th anniversary of your nation’s independence. The United States is pleased to have a valued partner in Honduras. My government values deeply our ability to work together to strengthen democratic institutions, improve security, promote economic ... Read More»

U.S. Expands Initiatives to Address Migration Challenges

WASHINGTON, DC – Over the past year, the United States has taken a series of steps to address the ongoing humanitarian challenges in Central America, particularly for the many vulnerable individuals attempting to leave the region and come to the United States, while also promoting safe and orderly migration and border security. As part of ... Read More»

U.S. Provides Support for Honduran Bean Producers

TEGUCIGALPA – In June, 56 producer organizations participating in the MAS project implemented by TechnoServe with funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a marketing agreement for more than 21,500 quintals of red beans for the first season with the Honduran Institute of Agricultural Marketing (IHMA). This agreement will benefit more than ... Read More»

Statement by OAS Members on Venezuela

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States of America, and Uruguay We, Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), reaffirm our commitment to the Charter of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which proclaims that “the ... Read More»

U.S. Marines Will Visit Honduras Again to Provide Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

TEGUCIGALPA – Invited by the Government of Honduras, another contingent of U.S. Marines who are part of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-South (SPMAGTF-SC) will begin to arrive in Honduras to participate in construction projects in Gracias a Dios, including a school and renovations to a hospital, and training events with their Honduran counterparts. ... Read More»

Secretary Johnson’s Trip to Honduras

Statement by Press Secretary Marsha Catron on Secretary Johnson’s Upcoming Trip to El Salvador and Honduras On May 19-20, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to El Salvador and Honduras for meetings and engagements regarding current migration trends in Central America. Secretary Johnson will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador, and then Tegucigalpa ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program to Support Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America

TEGUCIGALPA – The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United States for business and social entrepreneurship training in October and November 2016. YLAI Professional Fellows will become part ... Read More»

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Vice President met today with President Salvador Sánchez Cerén of El Salvador, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, and President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras. The leaders discussed their progress in meeting the agreements outlined in the Blair House Communique of February 24, 2016, ... Read More»

Statement on Embassy Meeting with Special Police Reform Committee

The Special Committee on Police Reform requested information from the U.S. Embassy related to their investigation into police corruption and we have given them that information. The vast majority of it has already been shared with the Government of Honduras over the years through the normal mechanisms that exist for informing the government when we ... Read More»

Security Notice: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy has information that the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organization of Honduras (COPINH) has called for demonstrations in several locations throughout Tegucigalpa, to include the U.S. Embassy. The demonstrations may occur later this afternoon or tomorrow. Previous marches have been large and peaceful, but as always, U.S. citizens are reminded that ... Read More»

Holiday Closure

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras will be closed for business on Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25, 2016, in observance of the Holy Thursday and Good Friday holidays. The Embassy will resume normal operations at its regular schedule on Monday, March 28. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in ... Read More»

Statement on the Assassination of Civil Society Activist Nelson García

On behalf of the people and Government of the United States, we condemn the murder of civil society activist Nelson García yesterday. Coming so close to the murder of his colleague Berta Cáceres, his death is cause for particular concern. We expect the Government of Honduras will fulfil its commitment to lead a thorough and ... Read More»

Security Notice: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy has been informed of the following demonstrations throughout Honduras.  The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organization of Honduras (COPINH) have called for demonstrations in several locations throughout Honduras, to include Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.  The demonstrations will occur on March 16, 17, and 18.Currently, there is a peaceful demonstration outside ... Read More»

U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot Visits Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, M.D.C. – Representative Steve Chabot (Republican from the state of Ohio), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, completed a two-day trip to Tegucigalpa today where he met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, as well as key business and government leaders to explore economic opportunities for U.S. companies looking to do business ... Read More»

Security Notice: Demonstrations

The Embassy has received information of numerous demonstrations happening throughout the day and evening, especially in the area of the Casa Presidencial and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH). Please note the entrance to Boulevard Juan Pablo II (Marriott side) has been closed to traffic. Traffic in the vicinity of Boulevard Suyapa and Boulevard Juan ... Read More»

Joint Communique of the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America

Joint Communique of the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America in Relation to the Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BLAIR HOUSE COMMUNIQUE The presidents of El Salvador, ... Read More»

Zika Infection: Situational Awareness

Zika virus infection is an emerging infection now widespread through much of Latin America.  There is a strong potential that this infection will continue to spread.  A Zika infection spreads through mosquito bites and is typically manifested as a mild flu-like illness, fever, a rash, conjunctivitis, and joint pains but most cases are “silent”, meaning ... Read More»

Holiday Closure

The U.S. Embassy will be closed on February 15, 2016 in observance of President’s Day. U.S. citizens should plan accordingly. For emergency contact please call telephone (504) 2238-5114 ext. 4100. You can also review our  U.S. Embassy webpage . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Honduras enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler ... Read More»

Finalists for the 2015 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce ten finalists for the 2015 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE each year since 1999, in order to recognize ... Read More»

Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Concludes First Visit to Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – Admiral Kurt Tidd, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), returned to Miami 22 January from visits to Colombia and Honduras. This was his first visit to the region since taking over command of SOUTHCOM January 14. In Colombia, Admiral Tidd met with civilian and military leadership to reinforce U.S. Southern Command’s strong ... Read More»

U.S. Welcomes Honduran Agreement with OAS

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON The United States welcomes the signing today of an agreement between the Government of Honduras and the Organization of American States establishing the Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (known in Spanish as Mision de Apoyo contra ... Read More»

Zika Security Message

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is upgrading its advisories regarding the Zika Virus . For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website . To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) travel notices, call the CDC at 1-800- CDC -INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from overseas ... Read More»

Next Level Hip-Hop Academy in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – The U.S. Embassy is presenting the hip-hop academy Next Level in Tegucigalpa from January 14-28, 2016 in a program that includes free public performances and workshops for MCs, DJs, B-Boys and Breakdancers, and Beatmakers, with the collaboration of local musics and cyphers. The free and public performances by Next Level will be held ... Read More»

Honduras Receives Flight of Returned Families from the U.S.

TEGUCIGALPA – A U.S. plane returned 26 women and children to Honduras this morning, as part of the ongoing enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. The families had exhausted their legal appeals to remain in the United States, after entering the country without documents in recent months. Ambassador James Nealon traveled to Soto Cano to greet ... Read More»

Security Notice

The U.S. Embassy has received information that traffic is backed up around the Toncontin International Airport and the National Congress in Tegucigalpa due to the strikes of the informal sector of public transportation. If at all possible, avoid these areas today, Dec 8, 2015.  There is no information that suggests this protest and/or other actions ... Read More»

Notice: Holiday Closure

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa will be closed on November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will be open again for business on Friday 27th. For emergency contact please call telephone (504) 2238-5114 ext. 4100. We wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving Day! We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or ... Read More»

Worldwide Travel Alert

1.  The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ... Read More»

First Annual Congress of the Honduran English Language Teachers Association

SAN PEDRO SULA – The First Annual Congress of the Honduran English Language Teachers Association, HELTA-Honduras TESOL, took place at the Centro Cultural Sampedrano on November 19-21, 2015. The conference was the result of a project submitted through the Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund by a group of Honduran alumni. The project competed ... Read More»

Honduran NGO Receives White House Recognition

WASHINGTON, DC – In a ceremony at The White House on November 17, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the International Spotlight Award to the Honduran NGO “Organization for Youth Empowerment” (OYE) as part of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. Twelve domestic non-profits were also recipients. OYE is the only international organization chosen for ... Read More»

Mission Completed: Marines Return to the United States

TEGUCIGALPA – After a six month deployment to Honduras, nearly two hundred Marines are returning home to the United States. Working alongside Honduran military and local government officials, the Marines completed important construction projects in the Gracias a Dios region of Honduras and kept their heavy equipment ready to respond in the event of a ... Read More»

Release of the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Education

TEGUCIGALPA – In an event to commemorate International Education Week, U.S. Ambassador James D. Nealon praised the benefits of studying abroad, and noted that once again, Honduras is in first place in Central America in sending students to study at U.S. colleges and universities. Ambassador Nealon participated in the release of the 2015 “Open Doors” ... Read More»

Graduation and Open House Ceremony for Access Program at IHCI

TEGUCIGALPA – On November 7, 2015, Public Affairs Officer Eric Turner was the keynote speaker at a graduation ceremony for 68 students of the English Access Microscholarship Program at the Instituto Hondureno de Cultura Interamericana (IHCI) in Comayaguela, M.D.C. This was the third cohort of Access students graduating from IHCI. At the ceremony, 68 students ... Read More»

Millennium Challenge Corporation Publishes Its Annual Policy Performance Scorecards

TEGUCIGALPA – On Friday, November 6, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) published its annual policy performance scorecards, which form a key component of how its Board will make decisions for selecting countries as eligible for MCC programs in 2016. Honduras’ performance on ruling justly, investing in people and economic freedom as measured by 20 indicators in ... Read More»

Demonstration and Traffic Disruption Notice

During the past months, The Embassy has received information about demonstrations that take place on Fridays between 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Francisco Morazán Department. Previous marches have been large and peaceful, but as always, U.S. Citizens are reminded that the tone of any large public gathering can change quickly, and most likely will cause significant ... Read More»

Centro Cultural Sampedrano Opens Renovated Public Spaces as Part of the Celebration of its 60th Anniversary

SAN PEDRO SULA – Hundreds of sampedranos came to the Centro Cultural Sampedrano (CCS) on October 22, 2015, to officially open CCS’ renovated Benjamin Franklin Public Library. The opening ceremony was part of a week of the cultural center’s sixtieth anniversary celebrations. The Department of State’s Information Resource Officer for Mexico and Central America Laura ... Read More»

Statement on the Seizure of Seguros Continental S.A. by the Government of Honduras

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL On October 7, 2015, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the designation of Jaime Rolando Rosenthal Oliva, along with his son, Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo, and his nephew, Yankel Antonio Rosenthal Coello, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign ... Read More»

Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice Meet With Honduran Delegation

State Department Counselor Thomas Shannon and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri, with colleagues from the Department of Treasury and the Department of Justice, hosted an interagency meeting on October 20 with a high-level Honduran delegation to discuss recent U.S. government action targeting three Honduran nationals and several of their ... Read More»

Demonstration and Traffic Disruption Notice

The U.S. Embassy has received information about multiple marches and demonstrations occurring in Tegucigalpa this afternoon.  The Embassy expects major traffic thoroughfares in Tegucigalpa to be affected.  Previous marches have been large and peaceful, but as always, U.S. citizens are reminded that the tone of any large public gathering can change quickly. Please plan your ... Read More»

UNITEC Students Shine Brightest in 2015 Solar Decathlon!

TEGUCIGALPA – Students from UNITEC, along with students from Western New England University and Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, collectively Team MASSCA (Massachusetts and Central America), won the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 in the category of Affordability. Eight UNITEC students were co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa to travel to Irvine, California ... Read More»

Statement from Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom in Her Visit to Honduras

As Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, President Obama’s Strategy for U.S engagement in Central America is a top priority for me. It has been a pleasure to discuss the strategy with President Hernandez and his team this afternoon. In the coming days here and in Guatemala and El Salvador, I look forward ... Read More»

Traffic Disruption Notice

The Embassy has received information about a possible protest to be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 expressing themselves regarding the recent legal actions taken against Banco Continental.  The group is expected to appear in front of the Honduran Banking Commission building (la Comisión Nacional de Bancos y Seguros, or CNBS) located in the Castaño ... Read More»

Statement on the Action by the Honduran Government to Protect the Honduran Financial System

The U.S. Department of Treasury welcomes the swift action by the Honduran government to protect the Honduran financial system by assuming management control of Banco Continental, which was designated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking. The Department of Treasury is committed to working with the ... Read More»

Statement on Money Laundering Arrests and OFAC Designations

Today’s designations by the United States Department of the Treasury of three businessmen and seven businesses send a clear message that no one is above the law. We applaud the swift actions taken today by Honduran authorities to ensure the banking system is strong. Hondurans can be confident that it is well-managed and well-protected. We ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Rosenthal Money Laundering Organization

Action Targets Three Honduran Money Launderers from the Rosenthal Family and Key Companies WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the designation of three Honduran businessmen and seven businesses as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for playing ... Read More»

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Four Prominent Honduran Businessmen for Laundering the Proceeds of Narcotics and Bribery Offenses

United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Margolin, Dawn Dearden, Christian Saint-Vil PHONE NUMBER: (212) 637-2600 One defendant arrested yesterday in Miami, Florida Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Mark Hamlet, the Special Agent in Charge ... Read More»

Holiday Closure

The U.S. Embassy will be closed from 7-12 October 2015 in observance of Honduran and U.S. holidays.   U.S. citizens should plan accordingly.  For emergency contact please call telephone (504) 2238-5114 ext 4100.  You can also review our  U.S. Embassy Webpage . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Honduras enroll in the Department of State’s Smart ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate General Sponsors Events on Adoptions

TEGUCIGALPA – The Consular Section jointly sponsored a conference series with the National Directorate of Children, Adolescence and Families (DINAF) and the National Office of Forensic Medicine titled “Adoptions, Children in Social Risk and Abductions” on September 18, 2015 and September 22, 2015. The conferences were attended by Family and Childhood Court judges from Tegucigalpa, ... Read More»

Demonstration and Traffic Disruption Notice

The Embassy has received information about two demonstrations that are scheduled to take place today in Tegucigalpa: March of the Torches, sponsored by Oposición Indignada, will start at the entrance to Kennedy neighborhood and will end in the Presidential Palace, starting at 5:00 pm March Against Corruption, sponsored by LIBRE, FNRP and Plataforma Indignada, will ... Read More»

Ambassador Nealon Presents the Award for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation to the Instituto Hondureño de Antropologia e Historia

TEGUCIGALPA – Ambassador Nealon presented the Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia (IHAH) the award for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for the implementation of the project “Conservation of the 18th-Century Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Rosary at the Comayagua Cathedral” at a ceremony in the Comayagua Cathedral on Friday, September 25. The ... Read More»

Message from President Obama on Independence Day

Dear Mr. President: Please accept my best wishes to you and the people of Honduras as you celebrate the 194th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Honduras on September 15. In the last year, the United States and Honduras have worked in close partnership to address key regional priorities of the Alliance for ... Read More»

Security Notice

The Embassy has received reports of an increase in criminal activity in the area of the American School in Tegucigalpa.  The Honduran National Police have temporarily increased their presence in the area of the school.  The Embassy would like to take this opportunity to remind all U.S. citizens to be vigilant of their surroundings at ... Read More»

Security Notice: March of Torches

The U.S Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras has information that there will be a March of Torches protest happening today, September 4, 2015 assembling at 5:00 p.m. The March starts at La Colonia Supermarket  Kennedy, on Blvd. Centroamerica, march will walk north on Blvd Centroamerica to the Blvd Fuerzas Armadas exchange, march will proceed west along Blvd. ... Read More»

USNS Comfort Arrives in Honduras for Continuing Promise 2015

TEGUCIGALPA – The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort will arrive in Puerto Castilla, Honduras on August 27, 2015 as part of the U.S. Navy’s mission Continuing Promise 2015. During the 10-day visit, the crew will work alongside Honduran government and civilian personnel to provide free optometry, pediatric, general medicine, physical therapy and dental ... Read More»

Seven Central American Attorneys General Met with Assistant Secretary of State Brownfield

WASHINGTON, DC – Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield met on August 5, at the State Department with Attorneys General from Central America to discuss justice and law enforcement issues, as well as ongoing reform efforts, in the region. The Attorneys General of Belize, Costa Rica, ... Read More»

Upcoming Database Migration

Please be advised that Consular Affairs will be conducting maintenance on its systems beginning Friday, August 7th through Monday, August 10th. Routine visa and ACS services will not be provided during this time as our systems will be offline. Upgrading our system is vital step in moving to a larger, faster, and more modern infrastructure ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ... Read More»

Security Notice

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras has been made aware that a “March of Torches” will likely take place in front of the Consular Section of the Embassy on Avenida La Paz, this Friday, July 17 after close of business between 5pm and 6pm. Previous marches have been large and peaceful, but as always, U.S. Citizens are reminded that the ... Read More»

Security Notice

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras has information that there is a planned March of Torches that may move from University Hospital to the United Nations Building, today, Friday 10 July beginning at 5 pm. This march will likely disrupt traffic, so please use caution while driving in the vicinity of the above areas. Previous marches have ... Read More»

Security Notice

The U.S.Embassy Tegucigalpa has been made aware of a March to Casa Presidencial starting at Universidad Pedagogica on Wednesday, July 8th. Reports indicate the march is likely to begin at approximately 3:00 pm. The group for this march is union workers. Past protests have been peaceful however, U.S. Citizens are reminded that the tone of any ... Read More»

Statement by the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson

Strengthening transparency and government accountability is a central element of our engagement and of the Alliance for Prosperity and the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America. The government of Honduras has made significant strides forward in this regard, inviting Transparency International into the country to assist in setting up mechanisms to ensure public accountability, ... Read More»

Visual Artist Marta Mabel Perez in Honduras

The U.S. Embassy invited visual artist and cultural promoter from Puerto Rico, Marta Mabel Perez, to participate as a member of the jury for the 16th Sculpture and Ceramic Biennale of Central America and the Caribbean – IHCI 2015 and to conduct workshops to art students and the local community of local artists. During her ... Read More»

Ambassador Shannon Leads Visit of U.S. Delegation to Central America

WASHINGTON, DC – Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will lead a U.S. interagency delegation to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala from July 6-11. He will be joined by Assistant Secretary of State Bill Brownfield, DHS Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin, USAID Acting Assistant Administrator Beth Hogan, and DOJ Deputy Assistant Attorney ... Read More»

Alert about Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Honduras enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program .  STEP enrollment gives you ... Read More»

U.S. and Honduras Conduct New Horizons Training Exercise

TEGUCIGALPA – The Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy and the Government of Honduras, is currently conducting New Horizons, an annual event that will train military civil engineers and medical professionals to deploy and conduct joint operations. During the New Horizons exercise, members of the Honduran and United States ... Read More»

U.S. Marines Arrive in Honduras to Support Humanitarian Mission

TEGUCIGALPA – Personnel and equipment connected with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-South (SPMAGTF-SC) will begin to arrive in Honduras over the next several weeks. The Marines will support Honduras in the event of a hurricane or another major disaster. While they are deployed in Honduras, the Marines will participate in community service (e.g. ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Passport Appointments during Summer Travel Season

The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the U.S. Embassy is releasing this message to inform all U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Honduras of the potential increase in wait times for U.S. Passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad appointments. Due to increased demand for services during the summer travel season, the current wait ... Read More»

Hondurans Selected as Semi-Finalists in the GIST Tech-I Competition

TEGUCIGALPA – Two Hondurans have been selected as semi-finalists in the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST Tech-I) Competition, a Department of State initiative that brings together Science &Technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit and empower individual innovators around the world. The 76 semi-finalists were selected from almost 800 young Science ... Read More»

Honduras and the United States to Participate in Joint Civil-Military Exercise

The United States and Honduras will take part in a joint exercise, Fused Response, over three weeks in May in various locations across Honduras. The exercise supports bilateral cooperation and coordination involving civilian and military personnel from both countries. As part of Fused Response, U.S. personnel and aircraft will be operating with their Honduran counterparts ... Read More»

Security Warning: Travel to Gracias a Dios

The U.S. Embassy has restricted U.S. Government personnel travel to Gracias a Dios, Honduras, due to credible threat information against U.S citizens.  U.S. citizens traveling to Gracias a Dios should consider postponing their travel.  U.S. Citizens who choose to travel, or reside in Gracias a Dios, should remain alert to local conditions and for signs of danger, be ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy to Mark Earth Day With Information Fair

TEGUCIGALPA – On April 24,  the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with Cascadas Mall, is proudly sponsoring its 2015 Earth Day Fair (Feria del Dia de la Tierra 2015). More than 15 participating organizations representing the private sector, government, academia, and civil society will showcase projects highlighting technology and practices that promote responsible use of the environment, sustainability, ... Read More»

U.S. Muralist Unveils Community Mural Project in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – The U.S. Embassy hosted acclaimed muralist and State Department Cultural Envoy, Michelle Ortiz, for a week-long community mural project. Through a grant given by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Ortiz worked with members of the Colonia Estados Unidos neighborhood in Tegucigalpa to create a mural that highlights ... Read More»

U.S. Donates Disaster Relief Facilities and Equipment to Honduras

COMAYAGÜELA – The U.S. government is donating three disaster relief warehouses, an emergency operations center and first responder equipment to Honduras as part of a U.S. military-managed effort to contribute to the region’s disaster relief preparedness. Ambassador James D. Nealon will officially turn over the facilities and equipment to Comision Permante de Contingencias (COPECO) leaders ... Read More»

Statement on Joint Exercise between U.S. Marines and Honduran Counterparts

TEGUCIGALPA – The United States of America is requesting permission from the Government of Honduras to carry out a joint exercise between a group of U.S. Marines and Honduran counterparts. This request has been presented as part of our collaboration on issues related to natural disaster preparedness, as well as our work in the ongoing ... Read More»

The Chestnut Brass Company Tours Honduras in Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month

TEGUCIGALPA – At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Honduras, the Chestnut Brass Company will visit Honduras for the first time April 6-10, 2015. The tour includes workshops and public concerts in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. Chestnut Brass Company is a brass instruments ensemble comprised of Bruce Barrie (trumpet), John Charles Thomas (trumpet), ... Read More»

U.S. Muralist Wows With Unveiling of Her First Community Mural Project in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – The U.S. Embassy hosted acclaimed muralist and State Department Cultural Envoy, Michelle Ortiz, for a week-long community mural project. Ortiz, through a grant given by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, worked with members of the Colonia 21 de Febrero neighborhood in Tegucigalpa to create a mural that ... Read More»

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Provides Support for Festicafe El Paraiso 2015

TEGUCIGALPA – More than 200 coffee samples of small holders from the central-eastern region participated in Festicafé 2015; which 10 win a price. On March 12 and 13 the first coffee festival took place in El Paraiso, which includes the departments of El Paraiso, Francisco Morazan and Olancho, with the aim of promoting the high ... Read More»

USDA-TechnoServe Will Finance Bean Producer Organizations

TEGUCIGALPA – In 2014, USDA-TechnoServe began funding bean producer organizations –beneficiaries of the MAS project (Sustainable Agricultural Improvement)– with funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The investment was executed by TechnoServe and will support the first and second bean planting season: approximately 1,500 pounds of seed. In March more than 25 small ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Blinken on Election of the New Secretary General of the Organization of American States

Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Let me also thank you and President Perez Molina for the generous hospitality in Guatemala shown to Vice President Biden during his recent trip there. He spoke very highly of his visit and the energy and determination that he senses in the Northern Triangle of Central America. I also ... Read More»

Op-Ed: Investing in a Secure, Stable Central America by Vice President Joe Biden

This commentary by Vice President Biden outlining the Obama administration’s commitment to Central America first appeared in The Hill on March 10. Investing in a secure, stable Central America By Vice President Joe Biden Earlier this month, I spent two days in Guatemala meeting with Central American leaders about our mutual efforts to tackle one of the ... Read More»

Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America

Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America Regarding the Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle The Presidents of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén; Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina; Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández; and, the Vice President of the ... Read More»

Renowned Chef and Restauranteur Guillermo Pernot Dazzles During Embassy’s First Culinary Diplomacy Program in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – The Embassy hosted Chef Guillermo Pernot for a nine-day culinary diplomacy program, which started in Tegucigalpa and ended in Roatan. Pernot is one of the many prestigious chefs who make up the American Chef Corps, a State Department partnership with the James Beard Foundation – one of the foremost culinary organizations in the ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Biden at a Plenary with Central American Leaders

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release National Palace of Culture Guatemala City, Guatemala THE VICE PRESIDENT: President Molina, thank you for once again hosting us all. And to all the Presidents –I’ve never been with so many Presidents at one time– to all the Presidents, including the president of the ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Honduran Secretariat of Labor and Social Security

Joint Statement of the United States Department of Labor and the Honduran Secretariat of Labor and Social Security regarding the Public Report of Review on U.S. Submission 2012-01 (Honduras) The U.S. Department of Labor and Honduran Secretariat of Labor and Social Security together announce the publication of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Public Report of ... Read More»

World Vision Awarded $7 Million to Combat Exploitative Child Labor and Improve Labor Rights and Working Conditions in Honduras

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs today announced the award of a $7 million cooperative agreement to World Vision to implement a project to combat exploitative child labor and improve labor rights and working conditions in Honduras. World Vision is “dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Banco Atlantida Announce Fulbright-Banco Atlántida Scholarships

TEGUCIGALPA – Ambassador James Nealon and Guillermo Bueso, Executive Director for Banco Atlantida, announced today the first call for applications to the Fulbright – Banco Atlantida Scholarships, which will allow for young Honduran professionals to study at U.S. universities. Banco Atlantida is providing US$ 600,000 to fund up to six scholarships over the next three ... Read More»

Remarks by the Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Scott Nathan at the Conference for the Alliance on Prosperity

Tela, Atlantida, Honduras As Delivered Thank you very much. I am delighted to be here today to represent the Government of the United States. I want to begin by recognizing President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras; thank you for inviting me to be here today not only to participate in this important event but also ... Read More»

Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Addresses First Meeting for the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle

TEGUCIGALPA – Ambassador James Nealon and Mr. Scott Nathan, the U.S. Department of State’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, attended a meeting of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle in Tela on Thursday. The meeting marked an opportunity for leaders from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to discuss their Plan for ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: Dry Corridor Alliance Investments and Results

As Honduras marks the first anniversary of the establishment of the “Dry Corridor Alliance,” the United States is proud to be a partner of this important initiative to improve the lives of thousands of people living in extreme poverty. With commitments of about $200 million, the Alliance –established in an agreement signed by President Hernandez ... Read More»

Ambassador Nealon’s Remarks at the Intellectual Property Rights Conference

San Pedro Sula, Cortés It is a pleasure and a privilege to be here to kick-off such an important and useful intellectual property rights event. It is impressive to see such a diverse array of participants from the public and private sectors, including a number of prominent U.S. companies. This speaks to relevance of this ... Read More»

Op-Ed: A Plan for Central America by Vice President Joe Biden

Op-Ed Originally Published by The New York Times As we were reminded last summer when thousands of unaccompanied children showed up on our southwestern border, the security and prosperity of Central America are inextricably linked with our own. The economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras remain bogged down as the rest of the Americas ... Read More»

Harlem Gospel Choir Visits Tegucigalpa

TEGUCIGALPA – To celebrate Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy brings to Tegucigalpa the internationally acclaimed gospel group, the Harlem Gospel Choir on February 2-6, 2015. The Harlem Gospel Choir will perform modern gospel music deeply rooted in the spirituals sung by African slaves in America. This Arts Envoy program sponsored by the U.S. Department ... Read More»

Embassy Partners with Legendary American Blues Singer Bobby Rush for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activity

ROATAN – Dozens of excited youth met with legendary American blues singer Bobby Rush on January 21 to hear Rush’s personal story of overcoming racial, economic and educational challenges during the Civil Rights Era to become one of the most successful blues singers living. Rush, 77, had met with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while ... Read More»

Department of Justice Seeks Recovery of Approximately $1,528,000 in Bribes Paid to a Honduran Official

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice filed today a civil forfeiture complaint seeking the forfeiture of nine properties worth approximately $1,528,000 that were allegedly purchased with funds traceable to a $2 million bribe paid by a Honduran information-technology company to the former Executive Director of the Honduran Institute of ... Read More»

Statement by Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, on the U.S. – Honduras High Level Security Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON The United States and Honduras have built a strong, longstanding relationship based on mutual respect, cooperation, and common goals. Today, the United States and Honduras held a High Level Security Dialogue and discussed areas where we can continue ... Read More»

Messages for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ... Read More»

Op-Ed: Building a More Democratic Hemisphere by Secretary of State John Kerry

By Secretary of State John Kerry Op-Ed originally published by The Miami Herald on December 6, 2014 This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Summit of the Americas, hosted by President Clinton in Miami, a city that exemplifies the vital connections between the United States and its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere. ... Read More»

Launch of In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Children in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with Parents Lawfully Present in the United States

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States is announcing the official launch of an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States. This program will allow certain parents from one of these ... Read More»

Financial Investigations Guide Deployed to Track Dirty Money

TEGUCIGALPA – Ambassador James Nealon and Minister Coordinator of the Government Jorge Hernandez Alcerro today launched Honduras’ first Financial Investigations Guide (Guia de Investigacion Financiera y Contable) that will assist the country’s prosecutors, financial analysts, and law enforcement officers in conducting financial investigations that meet the highest international standards. The guide, grounded in Honduran law, ... Read More»

Embassy Partners with SCAD to Promote Art Entrepreneurship, Education Diplomacy, and English Language Learning

TEGUCIGALPA – Hundreds of eager comic book fans lined up on November 22 and 23 to receive free hand drawn pictures of their favorite superheroes, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s participation in the annual Megacon in Honduras. Ambassador James Nealon welcomed two professional comic book artists, Tom Lyle and Rashad Doucet from the Savannah ... Read More»

Five Things to Know About How President Obama’s Actions Impacts Undocumented Immigrants

The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are an important step to fix our broken immigration system. Millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to correct their immigration status under the law. That’s why the President is taking immediate action to ... Read More»

Winner of U.S. Embassy’s “Crea tu Sueño Hondureño” Contest to be Announced at Megacon

TEGUCIGALPA – The U.S. Embassy invites the public to attend the announcement of the first place winner of the “Crea tu Sueño Hondureño” contest this Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. at MegaconHN at the Chiminike Museum. The winner will be chosen from the five finalists who are being recognized for their excellent contest entries. ... Read More»

Honduras Leads Central America in Students Pursuing Higher Education in the United States

TEGUCIGALPA – The 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released today finds the number of number of Honduran students enrolled in U.S. higher education increased by 16 percent this year, to an all-time high of 1,756. Honduras sends more bright promising students to the U.S. than any other country in Central America –more ... Read More»

White House Fact Sheet: Promoting Prosperity, Security and Good Governance in Central America

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE To demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to working with Central American countries to address the root causes of the dangerous migration of unaccompanied children and families, the Vice President, Secretary of Commerce and other senior Administration officials participated in the Inter-American Development Bank-chaired conference on ... Read More»

Fact Sheet: In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with Parents Lawfully Present in the United States

The United States is establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States. This program will allow certain parents who are lawfully present in the United States to request access to ... Read More»

Senior U.S. Military Leaders Visit Honduran Counterparts in Mocoron

MOCORON – U.S. senior military leaders from the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) met with Honduran military leaders in Gracias a Dios last week to discuss the situational challenges in the Gracias a Dios region and how the United States can help to build and sustain stability, security, and prosperity in the region. General Kenneth Tovo, ... Read More»

U.S. Government Donates More Than US$ 700,000 to Zamorano

TEGUCIGALPA – For generations, the Pan-American Agricultural School – Zamorano has taught promising students the latest in the agricultural and environmental sciences, and contributed greatly to the sustainable agricultural development in Honduras and across the region. As part of its support for this important institution, the U.S. Government has awarded a new US$ 711,500 grant ... Read More»

Senior U.S. Government Officials Visit Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – Department of State Counselor Thomas A. Shannon and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement William R. Brownfield each visited Honduras this week for meetings with President Juan Orlando Hernandez and other senior officials, continuing high-level U.S. Government engagement with Honduras. In a separate visit, Lieutenant General Kenneth Tovo, Military ... Read More»

Ambassador Nealon Inaugurates Bird Watching Towers in Cerro Azul Meambar National Park

TEGUCIGALPA – U.S. Ambassador James Nealon, an avid birder, traveled to Cerro Azul Meambar National Park (PANACAM) on October 18 to inaugurate two bird watching towers. The U.S. Government partnered with the park to install the bird-watching towers and three lookouts, and has improved the hiking trails in an effort to improve the infrastructure for ... Read More»

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Honduras

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras for an additional 18 months, effective January 6, 2015, through July 5, 2016. Current TPS Honduras beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from October 16, 2014 through ... Read More»

Joint Task Force-Bravo Gives a Lift to Honduran Military

TEGUCIGALPA – U.S. helicopters based at Joint Task Force-Bravo moved over 300 Honduran military members, their gear and supplies to forward operating posts in the most remote regions of Honduras last week. The U.S. Embassy, JTF-Bravo, and the Honduran Air Force are cooperating to increase the Honduran military’s ability to provide security in Gracias a ... Read More»

Ambassador Nealon Sees Opportunities for Youth in Visit to San Pedro Sula

SAN PEDRO SULA – During a two-day visit to San Pedro Sula, Ambassador James Nealon met with hundreds of young people making a difference in their communities. On October 1, the Ambassador presented awards for winners of the sixth annual “Sueño Hondureño” youth entrepreneurship contest. The enthusiastic young entrepreneurs received start-up funding and a year ... Read More»

U.S. Military and Honduran Volunteers Refurbish Medical Facilities

TRUJILLO – Members of the U.S. Navy Seabees teamed up with and Honduran volunteers and refurbished two medical facilities in Trujillo during Southern Partnership Station 2014, Sept. 18-25. Over a one week period, military members and the volunteers renovated areas at the rural Clinica Guadalupe Carney, adding a bathroom, clothes washing station, and a 200-gallon ... Read More»

U.S. Government Announces $3.9 Million in New Food Assistance Funds to Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – On September 24 the U.S. Government announced $3.9 million in new food assistance funds to Honduras for those affected by drought and coffee rust. This assistance is part of a $10 million regional package to be distributed by the UN World Food Program, which will provide food assistance to close to 220,000 people in Honduras, ... Read More»

U.S. Military, Honduran Medical Staff Deliver Stuffed Toys to Hospitalized Children in Trujillo on Dia del Niño

TRUJILLO – U.S. military members and Honduran medical professionals delivered dozens of stuffed toys to hospitalized children at Dr. Salvador Paredes Hospital on September 10, Dia del Niño. “I was extremely happy to see the U.S. and Honduran doctors bringing these stuffed animals for the children and it could not have come on a better ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Kerry on Honduras Independence Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Honduras on the 193rd anniversary of your independence. The United States pursues its shared priorities with the government and people of Honduras. Together, we are working to strengthen ... Read More»

Bringing Orthopedic and Dental Care and Training to Hospital Escuela

TEGUCIGALPA – Ambassador James D. Nealon visited Hospital Escuela on September 10 to observe a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE) led by Joint Task Force-Bravo’s Medical Element (MEDEL) and San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas. The MEDRETE, being conducted over two weeks, aims to assist Honduran medical professionals and the Government of Honduras to ... Read More»

Ambassador Nealon Visits La Paz with High-Level Delegation

TEGUCIGALPA – A high level delegation from the governments of Honduras and the United States traveled to La Paz today, to see first-hand how U.S. assistance is helping reduce poverty and malnutrition in one of the departments most impacted by the current drought. U.S. Ambassador James D. Nealon and Tjada McKenna, Assistant to the USAID ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – Seven members of the United States Congress visited Honduras on August 29-30. The delegation was led by Oklahoma Congressman James Lankford. Traveling with Representative Lankford were Representative Beto O’Rourke (Texas), Representative Jack Kingston (Georgia), Representative Rob Woodall (Georgia), Representative Patrick Meehan (Pennsylvania), Representative John Carney (Delaware), and Representative Joseph Kennedy III (Massachusetts). This ... Read More»

Ambassador Nealon Visits Puerto Castilla to Inaugurate Joint Training

TEGUCIGALPA – Ambassador James Nealon visited Puerto Castilla, Colon, on September 1 to welcome the U.S. Government’s first Joint High Speed Vessel, USNS Spearhead, which is in port so that U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps personnel can conduct counter-transnational organized crime and counternarcotics training, and support humanitarian assistance operations with their Honduran counterparts. Ambassador Nealon ... Read More»

Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services. (Please note that the document printed in the Federal Register today listed an incorrect effective date that the new fees will go into effect. Based on the effective date ... Read More»

Ambassador James D. Nealon Presents Credentials to President Juan Orlando Hernandez

TEGUCIGALPA – On Thursday, August 21, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras James D. Nealon presented his credentials to the Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in a brief ceremony at Casa Presidencial. Ambassador Nealon arrived in Tegucigalpa on August 13 after being confirmed by the United States Senate as Ambassador on July 15, and being sworn in ... Read More»

Honduran Drug Trafficking Organization in Treasury’s Crosshairs

U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs For Immediate Release Contact: Hagar Chemali, Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960 Los Valles Organization Targeted for OFAC Sanctions WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of the Los Valles drug trafficking organization in Honduras and Honduran ... Read More»

U.S. and Honduran Governments Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on Information Sharing

TEGUCIGALPA – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Director Thomas Winkowski and Director General of the Honduran National Police Ramon Antonio Sabillon signed a memorandum of cooperation Tuesday to enhance the ability to share information on immigration and criminal history records concerning Honduran nationals being repatriated from the United States to Honduras. ... Read More»

Secretary of the U.S. Army Visits Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – The Secretary of the U.S. Army, Mr. John McHugh, visited Honduras on August 14. During his visit, he met with Minister of Defense Samuel Reyes and Chief of Defense Fredy Diaz Zelaya, as well as with newly arrived U.S. Ambassador James Nealon, to discuss counter-transnational organized crime training and recent humanitarian assistance operations and ... Read More»
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