A Surprising First Live Show, in the Hometown I Once Fled

Back in Honduras for the first time in a decade, a critic finds hopefulness in a city’s cultural ferment — including an energetic theater troupe.

#casa-del-teatro-memorias, #honduras, #la-ciudad-oscura-play, #theater

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As Old Murder Case Takes On New Life, Some Transgender People Dare Hope

Outraged by a long-ignored slaying in Honduras, lawyers are urging a human rights court in Central America to force governments to better protect transgender people in a region where they are targets.

#gender, #honduras, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #inter-american-court-of-human-rights, #latin-america, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández Faces Questions in Drug Trial’s Wake

President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras figured prominently in a U.S. drug trial, but few think it will matter in a country mired in corruption.

#corruption-institutional, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #hernandez-juan-orlando, #honduras, #politics-and-government, #rivera-maradiaga-devis-leonel

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US to Send Millions of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses to Mexico and Canada

The announcement came at a time when the Biden administration has been quietly pressing Mexico to ramp up its efforts to limit the flow of migrants.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #chihuahua-mexico, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #guatemala, #honduras, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #latin-america, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #north-america, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden Urges Mexico to Do More to Stop Migration

The Biden administration has been quietly pressing Mexico to ramp up its efforts to limit the flow of migrants, clinging to a Trump policy of relying on southern neighbors to enforce America’s immigration agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #central-america, #chihuahua-mexico, #ciudad-juarez-mexico, #guatemala, #honduras, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #latin-america, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #north-america, #united-states

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Honduran Leader Vowed to Help Flood U.S. With Cocaine, Prosecutor Says

The allegation against President Juan Orlando Hernández came in opening arguments at an accused drug trafficker’s trial.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #hernandez-juan-orlando, #honduras, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Israel Gives Vaccine to Far-Off Allies, as Palestinians Wait

The donations will go to nations like the Czech Republic and Honduras that pledged to move diplomats to Jerusalem. Critics say Israel has an obligation to inoculate Palestinians under its occupation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #czech-republic, #gaza-strip, #guatemala, #honduras, #hungary, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-bank

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Migrant Caravan, Now in Guatemala, Could Pose Early Test for Biden

As many as 9,000 migrants from Honduras are hoping to reach the United States to escape poverty intensified by hurricanes and the pandemic. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to ease asylum rules.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #guatemala, #honduras, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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2 Hurricanes Devastated Central America. Will the Ruin Spur a Migration Wave?

The storms displaced hundreds of thousands of people, creating a new class of refugees with more reason than ever to migrate north and setting up an early test for the incoming Biden administration.

#central-america, #foreign-aid, #giammattei-alejandro, #guatemala, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #landslides-and-mudslides, #politics-and-government

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Hurricane Iota Live Updates: Still ‘Extremely Dangerous’ at Category 2

The storm is barreling across parts of Central America that are still reeling from Hurricane Eta’s impact less than two weeks ago.

#central-america, #colombia, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua

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Hurricane Iota Path: Live Updates of Category 5 Storm

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Becomes a Category 5 Storm

The storm will be the second hurricane to strike the region in two weeks.

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Barrels Toward Central America

The storm is expected to make landfall along the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras as a Category 4 hurricane by Monday night.

#central-america, #guatemala, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Iota, Now a Hurricane, Is Season’s 30th Named Storm

A Category One storm, Iota was expected to strengthen into a major hurricane by Monday as it approached the coast of Central America, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#central-america, #global-warming, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua

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Iota Becomes 30th Named Storm in a Record-Breaking Season

Tropical Storm Iota is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane this weekend as it approaches the coast of Central America, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#central-america, #global-warming, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua

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Eta Heads for South Florida

Eta, the 28th named storm of the active 2020 hurricane season, was expected to strengthen as it approached the Florida Keys after bringing catastrophic rainfall to Honduras and Nicaragua.

#atlantic-ocean, #caribbean-area, #central-america, #floods, #florida, #florida-keys, #gulf-coast-us, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua, #rain, #weather

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Facebook Is Failing in Global Disinformation Fight, Says Former Worker

The employee, who worked in a group dedicated to rooting out fake accounts, said executives ignored or were slow to react to her warnings.

#azerbaijan, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #honduras, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #zhang-sophie

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400,000 Immigrants Can Be Forced to Leave the U.S., Court Rules

People from countries like El Salvador and Haiti who won temporary protected status after fleeing natural disaster and war can be forced to return home, a federal appeals court ruled.

#appeals-courts-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #el-salvador, #haiti, #honduras, #immigration-and-emigration, #nepal, #nicaragua, #sudan, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Some Nations, Coronavirus Is Only One of Many Outbreaks

In countries like Honduras, the virus has diverted resources from efforts to fight other serious diseases, straining weak public health systems, draining supplies and unraveling hard-won gains.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dengue-fever, #honduras, #mosquitoes, #pan-american-health-organization, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Former Honduras Police Chief Charged With Drug Offenses

The police chief was charged in federal court in New York with helping to ship tons of cocaine into the United States at the behest of the Honduran president and his brother.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #hernandez-juan-antonio, #hernandez-juan-orlando, #honduras

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Americans Abroad Ask Whether to Stay, and Risk Infection, or Fly Home, and Risk Infection?

As virus cases increase, Americans overseas wonder if it is better to take a commercial flight back to the United States — even if it means interacting with people who could infect them.

#americans-abroad, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ecuador, #guatemala, #honduras, #quarantines, #state-department

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