From EL FARO ENGLISH: Time to Meet the Real Xiomara Castro

A defining moment has come for President Xiomara Castro, who must decide how much free rein to grant a future U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission that could end up investigating her own government.

  • Sep 7, 2022
  • 1:30 PM

Xiomara Castro Inaugurated as Honduras’ First Female President

Honduras’ first woman president, Xiomara Castro, was sworn in on Thursday at the national soccer stadium in Tegucigalpa. During her inaugural address, Castro expressed disdain for the outgoing administration’s “economic catastrophe.”

  • Jan 31, 2022
  • 11:21 AM

Leftist Xiomara Castro Wins Honduran Presidential Election After Rival Concedes

Honduras’ ruling party conceded defeat Tuesday in presidential elections held two days earlier, giving victory to leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro and easing fears of another contested vote and violent protests.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 3:44 PM

Brutalidad en Honduras: Régimen de Hernández reprime a oposición liderada por Mel Zelaya y Xiomara Castro

El fascismo es una de las más brutales expresiones del capitalismo.

  • Oct 13, 2016
  • 10:03 AM

Ahead of Bad Bunny Concert in Honduras, Activists Demand Government ‘Traiga la Plan B’ (OPINION)

Honduras is the only country in Latin America where access to emergency contraception is banned and one of the few countries in the region where abortion is prohibited under any circumstances, including in cases of rape or incest.

  • Nov 23, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Brownlisted: What I’ve Read, Seen and Heard This Week (OPINION)

The first of a weekly column by senior editor Hector Luis Alamo in which he gives an overview of the most interesting and important things he’s read, seen, or heard during the past week, providing his thoughts on them.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 1:47 PM

EL FARO ENGLISH: Who Will Inherit Giammattei’s Power in Guatemala?

Nine months before the presidential election, the country’s right-wing regime is fracturing into rivaling projects as progressive groups discuss the elusive idea of a united candidacy. Meanwhile, electoral authorities are indulging the pre-campaigning by the ruling party and top conservative Zury Ríos.

  • Oct 5, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: US Shows Its Teeth on Engel List

The “Engel List” adds five dozen names to the U.S. State Department’s corruption map, and the presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras won’t be happy, as now banned from U.S. soil are many officials and business people linked to the Central American leaders.

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • 12:16 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Nicaragua’s Ortega Finds Complicity in Central American Presidents

Central American leaders are averting their gaze from Nicaragua’s Ortega-Murillo regime, aware that picking a fight with the most consolidated autocracy in Central America would give more oxygen to criticism of corruption and human rights violations in their own countries.

  • Jul 5, 2022
  • 2:38 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Central America Talks Back to Biden

Central America, in Brief: After the no-show of the Northern Triangle presidents at the Summit of the Americas, their foreign ministers gave strident speeches defying Joe Biden and named their countries’ terms for U.S. and regional engagement.

  • Jun 15, 2022
  • 1:19 PM

At Fractured Summit of the Americas, Biden Seeks Consensus

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden plunged into this week’s Summit of the Americas aiming to push for regional progress in addressing economic development, climate change and migration despite the absence of some notable counterparts from Latin America.

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • 12:22 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Summit in LA Showcases Biden’s Central America Problem

Four days before the Summit of the Americas begins on June 6 in Los Angeles, the U.S. is short on friends in the Northern Triangle. Even Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, once President Joe Biden’s ally of last resort, said he will not attend.

  • Jun 2, 2022
  • 1:23 PM

Honduras Repeals Charter Cities Law

The government on Monday repealed a law that authorized self-governing economic zones known as “ZEDEs.” This decision forced foreign investors in Honduras to pause plans to develop in these zones. President Xiomara Castro said that Monday’s repeal was “historic” and the country was “recovering its sovereignty.”

  • May 2, 2022
  • 10:58 AM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Feminism Under Fire in Central America

Guatemala marked International Women’s Day by voting to increase sentences for abortion and outlaw sex ed. El Salvador announced plans to repeal the violence against women law. There was no 8M march in Nicaragua and key feminist leaders remain in prison. Only Honduras’ first female president stepped up this week by proposing a law against gender violence and weighing lifting a ban on emergency contraception.

  • Mar 14, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

Honduras Prosecutor: Ex-President’s Offices Swept of Papers

An anti-corruption team from Honduras’ Attorney General’s Office visited presidential offices a week after President Juan Orlando Hernández stepped down and found paper shredders and none of the financial documents they were looking for, the chief of the investigators said Thursday.

  • Mar 4, 2022
  • 2:22 PM

Honduras High Court Rejects House Arrest for Ex-President

Honduras’ Supreme Court of Justice on Thursday denied the appeal of former President Juan Orlando Hernández to be held under house arrest during his extradition process.

  • Feb 25, 2022
  • 2:38 PM

Honduras Ex-President Hernández Arrested at US Request

Police arrested former Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández at his home Tuesday, a step toward fulfilling a request by the United States government for his extradition on drug trafficking and weapons charges.

  • Feb 15, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

VP Harris Visits Honduras Amid Calls for Temporary Protected Status

Many see Vice President Harris’ trip to Honduras as a sign that Washington intends to work closely with Honduras and other Central American countries to stem the flow of migration northward. But many Honduran immigrants living in the United States are hoping Washington does something more for their homeland.

  • Jan 27, 2022
  • 4:45 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: First Signs of Strife in Bukele’s Party

Rank-and-file legislators of President Nayib Bukele’s party, Nuevas Ideas, are showing the first signs of dissent for fear of U.S. sanctions and lack of budget, camera time, and access to decision-making. Some of them did not appear for key votes in recent weeks.

  • Jan 27, 2022
  • 12:22 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Honduras’ New Future, Divided

As of Monday afternoon, Honduras still had two parallel Congressional leaderships, both under suspicion of illegality, a sign that does not bode well for the stability for the first days of Castro’s presidency. 

  • Jan 25, 2022
  • 12:45 PM

A ‘Generational Howl’ Heard in Chile and Puerto Rico (OPINION)

The triumph of Gabriel Boric over the extreme right in Chile sent out “a generational howl” that is reverberating throughout the region and is echoed in Puerto Rico by young Boricuas who want to change the political and social architecture of their homeland.

  • Jan 24, 2022
  • 1:59 PM

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