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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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