Statement from the U.S. Embassy in Honduras

The United States affirms its commitment to human rights, including the right to freedom of expression through peaceful protest. Incidents of violence during protests, as well as violence as a form of protest, harm legitimate calls for reform and progress, which should be addressed via engagement and dialogue. The United States calls for all Hondurans, ...
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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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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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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 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 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 from Ambassador James D. Nealon on the Announcement of Arrests in the Murder of Berta Cáceres

We welcome the announcement of arrests in the murder of Berta Cáceres. From the very beginning, we have called for a thorough investigation into Caceres’ murder – one that followed the evidence and that would lead to those who committed the crime, including the intellectual authors. We will continue to follow closely as the suspects ...
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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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Statement from Ambassador James D. Nealon on International Women’s Day

On March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day in which the world praises the economic, social, and political achievements of women. This day also marks a call to action for gender equality and the respect of women’s human rights, including their right to learn, to express themselves, and to live free from violence. Today, we ...
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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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Remarks by Ambassador James D. Nealon at a Reception in Celebration of African American History Month

As Prepared for Delivery Good evening, and welcome. It’s a pleasure to welcome everyone here tonight. In the United States, February is Black History Month. Each year we set aside this month to honor the accomplishments of African Americans in every aspect of American society. I want to thank the Trio Experimental Lalo Rojas for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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