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2006-06-17 16:46:40

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The United States has stopped issuing travel visas to Hondurans indefinitely, saying lax rules in the Central American nation let third-country nationals obtain local passports used for travel to America. The U.S. Embassy in Honduras said on Saturday it had ordered the issue of all new visas to Hondurans suspended. This week, local authorities arrested two Cameroon citizens trying to obtain Honduran passports using fake identity documents. "The controls are...

2006-06-15 16:10:26

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Honduras is becoming a key staging point for human trafficking rings bringing undocumented Cuban immigrants to the United States, authorities said on Thursday. The Central American nation has long been a stepping stone for Latin American immigrants bound for the U.S. border, but the government said at least 292 Cubans have washed up on the palm-fringed Caribbean coast this year, up from 177 in 2005. Migration authorities say organized human...

2006-04-18 19:16:17

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - The presidents of Honduras and El Salvador stood on their border and shook hands on Tuesday, formally burying a boundary squabble that dates back to a short but bloody 1969 conflict dubbed "The Soccer War." Presidents Manuel Zelaya of Honduras and Tony Saca of El Salvador met at the tiny border town of El Poy to ratify their 233 mile border, which had been in dispute since the 1969 "Soccer War" killed some 5,000 people in brief...

2006-04-17 23:48:37

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Central American neighbors Honduras and El Salvador will on Tuesday formally bury a border squabble that dates back to a short but bloody 1969 conflict known as the Soccer War. Presidents Manuel Zelaya of Honduras and Tony Saca of El Salvador will meet at the frontier town of El Poy to agree the boundary marking their 233 mile border. "This is an historic event. By concluding the boundary, we can focus together on solutions to...

2006-04-04 18:56:58

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Central American governments could wipe out violent street gangs in two months by treating them like opponents in a war, El Salvador's police chief said on Tuesday. The tattooed street mobs, blamed for a rampage of murders, rapes and robberies and also operating in southern Mexico and in the United States, grew out of Hispanic youth gangs in Los Angeles and have around 100,000 members, police say. "If this were a war and war concepts were...

2006-04-01 17:54:03

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - A controversial trade pact between the United States and Central American nations took effect in Honduras and Nicaragua on Saturday as supporters said it would help bring prosperity to the poor region. The U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, known as CAFTA, will give smaller businesses access to international markets, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya told a news conference where he was joined by U.S. Ambassador Charles Ford. "We will...

2006-03-02 21:18:25

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Almost 2,000 children and youths, many of them members of violent street gangs, were killed in Honduras in the last four years, a child advocacy group said on Thursday. The number of youth slayings was almost double that recorded in the preceding four years in the poverty-stricken Central American nation, and many bodies showed signs of torture, Casa Alianza said in a report. The group said the bodies of 1,976 youths under the age of 23 were found...

2006-02-20 21:01:57

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Unidentified killers shot dead a gang member and attached a note to his corpse criticizing talks planned between Honduras' government and two ultra-violent gangs terrorizing the country. The tattooed body of a 37-year-old member of the Mara 18 gang was found near a Roman Catholic seminary on the outskirts of the capital Tegucigalpa on Monday, said a police chief. The corpse had been dragged through the streets on a rope. A white placard attached to...

2006-02-20 04:24:47

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake hit Nicaragua on Monday and was also felt in the neighboring Central American nation of Honduras, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or damage. A Reuters correspondent in the Nicaragua capital Managua said local radio had not mentioning the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver said had a magnitude of 5.6. One witness in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa said residents were awaken in the night by the quake but...

2006-02-06 22:09:06

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Violent street gangs terrorizing Honduras will talk to the new government about ending years of bloodshed, but first want random arrests of tattooed suspects to end, a mediator said on Monday. Catholic Bishop Romulo Emiliani said both main youth gangs, or 'maras,' also wanted President Manuel Zelaya's guarantee their leaders would be safe after two were killed during failed talks with the Central American nation's last government....

Latest Honduras Reference Libraries

Honduran White Bat, Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in color. It will construct tents within the leaves of the Heliconia plant, by biting the veins that...

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

2009-04-07 13:52:49

The Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) is a species of bird native to Central America from western Honduras south to eastern Panama. They are found primarily in the Costa Rican highlands in the breeding season and migrate to lower elevations in the colder months. This bird is between 9.75 and 12 inches long. The body, tail, and wings of the male are mostly chestnut-brown. The head is white with a black eye ring, eye stripe, and bill. Its name comes from the three worm-like...

2008-02-06 15:18:07

The Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis), is a species of bird in the Columbidae family, which include doves and pigeons. It is found in Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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