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Honduras: State Department Issues Travel Warning

Date: January 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department reissued a travel warning for Honduras Dec. 24, citing high levels of crime and violence as grounds for added precautions. The country has had the highest murder rate in the world since 2010, with roughly 81 murders per 100,000 people for January through November 2013. Though U.S. citizens are not specifically [read more]

Honduras: Surge in Violent Crime Prompts Travel Warning

Date: November 28th, 2012 | No Comments

Due to widespread violent crime reaching epidemic levels, the U.S. Dept. of State has issued an updated travel warning. Honduras now has the highest murder rate in the world, and San Pedro Sula, a longtime transit hub for travelers heading to the Copan Mayan ruins and the resort island of Roatan, has been rated the [read more]

Honduras: Spike in Dengue Fever Raises Alert

Date: June 30th, 2010 | No Comments

Health authorities raised a red alert for dengue fever after 10 people died and some 11,000 contracted the mosquito-borne disease. Of the total cases, 461 are the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, and the main victims are under 19 years of age. Classic dengue fever is a serious viral disease that causes high fever, intense headaches [read more]

Honduras: Army to Patrol Streets, Clamp Down on Drug Violence

Date: April 14th, 2010 | No Comments

The army will begin patrolling streets in Tegucigalpa and other areas to clamp down on drug cartel violence. The country of fewer than 8 million people has had an average of more than 4,000 homicides the past five years, with more than 5,300 in 2009. Soldiers have been told to search vehicles and pedestrians and [read more]

Honduras: Curfew Extended in Aftermath of Coup

Date: July 1st, 2009 | No Comments

Congress extended a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew July 1 that had been imposed throughout the country June 29-30 in the wake of the military removing President Manuel Zelaya from power and sending him into exile. Demonstrations both for and against the coup occurred in Tegucigalpa and elsewhere, and tensions remained high. The U.S. [read more]

Honduras: Tourist Killed for a Camera in San Pedro Sula

Date: January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments

A British tourist was shot and killed for his camera while walking around San Pedro Sula on Jan. 15. The 33-year-old man, who was nearing the end of a month-long trip, was mugged on a residential street and then murdered when he struggled with his armed assailants over the camera and his small bag of [read more]

Honduras: Crime at Tegucigalpa Basilica Prompts U.S. Embassy Restrictions

Date: November 3rd, 2010 | 1 comment

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa now restricts access for U.S. diplomats and their families to Tegucigalpa’s Basilica of Suyapa, authorizing them to visit the popular tourist site only as part of an organized tour that provides armed security for the group. The church is in a high crime area and has been the site of [read more]

Central America: Tropical Storm Agatha, Pacayo Volcano Wreak Havoc

Date: June 2nd, 2010 | No Comments

Tropical storm Agatha ravaged Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the weekend, causing scores of mudslides and significant flooding, and killing at least 179 people. The eruption of Guatemala’s Pacayo volcano a few days before Agatha hit compounded the country’s problems, dumping tons of ash on Guatemala City and elsewhere that turned to thick mud [read more]

Honduras: Tensions High as Zelaya Returns

Date: September 24th, 2009 | No Comments

Deposed and exiled President Manuel Zelaya snuck back into the country and took shelter in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, where thousands of supporters rallied Sept. 22 and were dispersed by soldiers firing tear gas. The airport was closed, a curfew was imposed, and one person was killed in the violence. Neither Zelaya nor the [read more]

Honduras: Heavy Rains Cause National Emergency

Date: October 22nd, 2008 | No Comments

Continual heavy rain has created severe flooding and landslides throughout the country, prompting the government to declare a national state of emergency and the Disaster Response Office to call a “red alert” in many areas. Towns and cities affected include El Progreso, Santa Rita, El Negrito, Tela, the department of Comayagua, Corquín and other areas [read more]

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