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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Condolence Message to the Honduran People from Ambassador James D. Nealon on the Murder of Berta Cáceres

On behalf of the people and government of the United States of America, I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Berta Cáceres, Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), who was murdered early today in her home in Intibucá. We strongly condemn this ...
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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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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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Ambassador Nealon’s Remarks at the Launch of the Campaign “Honduras for Human Rights” in Commemoration of International Human Rights

As Prepared for Delivery Today we celebrate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which enshrined the principle that the “equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” In principle, the concept that all human beings are born free ...
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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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Statement by Ambassador Nealon for International Day of Democracy and International Day of Peace

This week we celebrate both the International Day of Democracy and the International Day of Peace. I believe it is appropriate that we celebrate these two days together, as democracy and peace are inextricably linked. In my first month here in Honduras, I’ve had the great privilege of meeting many Hondurans who are working to ...
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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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