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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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