Remarks by Ambassador Laura Dogu at the B200 Sensor Donation Ceremony at the Coronel Hernan Acosta Mejia Air Base

Illicit drug trafficking is a huge problem in our hemisphere and in this region, but working together we can address these security challenges. Welcome to the Minister of Defense, Honduran Armed Forces, guests, and our team from the United States. I have the pleasure this morning of announcing the completed restoration of the sensor of ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Laura Dogu at the Dedication Ceremony for the National Police’s Strategic Comunication Department

Today more than ever, communication drives everything. Constant technological changes require us to keep up to date and adapt to new forms of communication. The police’s ability to communicate and notify the public is critical to their mission to “serve and protect.” The press room is a tool that allows for more effective communication. And ... Read More»

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf’s Opening Remarks at the Regional Security Conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Well, good morning, and it’s certainly a pleasure to be here for the 12th Regional Security Conference. I’d like to extend a special gratitude to Secretary of Security Pacheco and the Government of Honduras for your warm welcome back to the country and for hosting this important conference. Thank you. Mr. Minister, your Government has ... Read More»

U.S.-Honduras Joint Statement

High-level representatives from the governments of the United States and Honduras met this week in Tegucigalpa to discuss how to enhance collaboration in the areas of law enforcement and information-sharing, bolster regional border security, strengthen migration protections, and increase temporary legal employment opportunities in the United States. This week’s productive meetings demonstrate the commitment of ... Read More»

Remarks by Admiral Craig Faller, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Central American Security Conference

Good morning, and welcome! President Hernandez, Minister Diaz, General Ponce, Sergeant Major Molina: thank you for your leadership in hosting the 14th Central American Security Conference and the second regional conference for our Senior Enlisted Leaders. I’d also like to thank our moderators for helping us navigate the challenging topics ahead of us. We’ve got ... Read More»

DHS Secretary Nielsen Travels to Honduras to Meet with Northern Triangle Governments to Address Crisis at Source

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with senior officials from the Government of Mexico Tuesday, March 26 to discuss border security and immigration, and she will travel to Honduras to participate in multilateral meetings with regional partners to discuss the common cause America shares with the countries of Central America in ... Read More»

Readout of Vice President Pence’s Call with the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez

Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vice President Pence called the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, today to reiterate the strong and collaborative relationship between the United States and Honduras, and to discuss efforts by both countries to stem the flow of illegal immigration. Vice President Pence commended President Hernandez for the ... Read More»

Prosperity Day Concludes with Concrete Support for a Safer and More Prosperous Central America

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson   The United States and Mexico co-hosted on October 11 President Hernández of Honduras, President Morales of Guatemala, and Vice President Ortiz of El Salvador at the Prosperity Day portion of the October 11-12 Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America. Vice President Pence, Secretary of ... Read More»

The United States and Mexico will co-host the Second Prosperity and Security Conference in Central America

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson   Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen, along with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray and Secretary of Government Navarrete, will co-host the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America October 11-12. President Hernández of Honduras, President Morales of Guatemala, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Vice President met today with President Salvador Sánchez Cerén of El Salvador, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, and President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras. The leaders discussed their progress in meeting the agreements outlined in the Blair House Communique of February 24, 2016, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Statement on Embassy Meeting with Special Police Reform Committee

The Special Committee on Police Reform requested information from the U.S. Embassy related to their investigation into police corruption and we have given them that information. The vast majority of it has already been shared with the Government of Honduras over the years through the normal mechanisms that exist for informing the government when we ... Read More»

Holiday Closure

The U.S. Embassy will be closed on February 15, 2016 in observance of President’s Day. U.S. citizens should plan accordingly. For emergency contact please call telephone (504) 2238-5114 ext. 4100. You can also review our  U.S. Embassy webpage . We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Honduras enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Messages for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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