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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.  ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Department of Labor Issues Report on Worker Rights Concerns in Honduras, Honduras Pledges to Work Closely with the United States

The U.S. Department of Labor released a report today that raises serious concerns regarding the effective enforcement of labor laws in Honduras  under the labor chapter of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). The report provides recommendations  (PDF 1.4 MB) to address the concerns and calls for the contact points established under Article 16.4 of CAFTA-DR to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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” ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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), ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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