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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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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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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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