Honduras

Empty green desks and chairs in a classroom with a chalkboard at the front

Gunmen abduct 150 schoolgirls in Nigeria

Gunmen abduct 150 schoolgirls in Nigeria's Kaduna state. And a Honduras court finds former energy executive Roberto David Castillo guilty of planning the murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres in 2016. Also, Israel's parliament blocks the extension of a law that bars citizenship or permanent residency for Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens.

Gunmen abduct 150 schoolgirls in Nigeria
Mayan stone ruins in a field of foliage

Scientists turn to the ancient Mayans for lessons on sustainability

Scientists turn to the ancient Mayans for lessons on sustainability
Harris at the podium in Guatemala on a diplomatic visit

Addressing migration requires long-term commitment, says analyst on Harris visit to Guatemala

Addressing migration requires long-term commitment, says analyst on Harris visit to Guatemala
Figures of a 7-year-old migrant girl walking with a woman and unidentified man silhouetted at night

Many asylum-seekers are returned at the US-Mexico border under Title 42. Advocates call it a ‘sham.’

Many asylum-seekers are returned at the US-Mexico border under Title 42. Advocates call it a ‘sham.’
In this Oct. 30, 2020, file photo, Mark Andollina, left, and Shane Holder, remove part of a roof damaged by Hurricane Zeta

Hurricane season arrives early this year. Are authorities prepared?

Hurricane season arrives early this year. Are authorities prepared?
Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández is shown wearing a blue suit and spotted tie.

Brother of Honduran president sentenced to life in drug case

The brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after he was convicted at a trial that a prosecutor said exposed him as a central figure in one of the world's largest and most violent drug conspiracies.

Brother of Honduran president sentenced to life in drug case
An older woman is shown with a man behind her resting his hands on her shoulders while they wait in a line.

Brazil’s top military commanders quit amid worsening pandemic

Top of The World: The commanders of Brazil’s army, navy and air force resigned on Wednesday. And, the UK government has released a controversial inquiry into racism. Also, the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in a major drug case.

Brazil’s top military commanders quit amid worsening pandemic
Merkel stands at a podium flanked by two German flags.

Merkel reverses plan for strict Easter lockdown in Germany

In today's Top of the World: Merkel reverses plan for strict Easter lockdown in Germany; China lashes out at major brands for speaking out against Uyghur human rights abuses; Vice President Kamala Harris tapped to tackle mass migration at the US-Mexico border.

Merkel reverses plan for strict Easter lockdown in Germany
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez waves upon his arrival to an air base to receive a shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX program, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 13, 2021.

Honduras and other countries at the ‘back of the line’ in global vaccine distribution

In Honduras and in low-income countries across the world, the vaccination process is riddled with uncertainty.

Honduras and other countries at the ‘back of the line’ in global vaccine distribution
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is shown wearing a dark suit and purple tie with the logo for the White House behind him.

Homeland Security chief defends US handling of migrant increase at border

Faced with a rising number of migrants at the southwest border and criticism from all sides, the Biden administration's head of Homeland Security insisted Tuesday that the situation is under control as he defended a policy of allowing children crossing by themselves to remain in the country.

Homeland Security chief defends US handling of migrant increase at border
Dora Melara is an attorney working for Justice in Motion, a US-based nonprofit. She took a road trip recently to track down some family members separated at the US border.

This Honduran lawyer reunites families separated at the US-Mexico border. It involves difficult road trips — and detective work.

So far, much of the burden of finding families has been on nonprofits and lawyers like Dora Melara, who often start with very little information and have to rely on the kindness of strangers to track people down. 

This Honduran lawyer reunites families separated at the US-Mexico border. It involves difficult road trips — and detective work.
A man is shown holding a sign that reads "Not 1 more deportation" while speaking to Joe Biden who is holding a microphone.

Biden expands quick bid to undo Trump's immigration policies

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced steps to address harm to thousands of families that were separated at the US-Mexico border, expanding efforts to quickly undo relentless changes to immigration policy over the last four years.

Biden expands quick bid to undo Trump's immigration policies
A rocket is shown launching with the fire from boosters and smoke shown at the bottom with trees in the distance.

Biden seeks to extend US-Russia arms deal; Controversial tweet from Iran's supreme leader; Honduras set for permanent abortion ban

President Joe Biden seeks a five-year extension with Russia on the New START treaty — the only deal left that limits the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals — with just weeks before it expires on Feb. 5.

Biden seeks to extend US-Russia arms deal; Controversial tweet from Iran's supreme leader; Honduras set for permanent abortion ban
A Honduran migrant woman carries a child on her back as they travel with other migrants by foot along a highway in Chiquimula, Guatemala,  Jan. 16, 2021, in hopes of reaching the U.S. border

How the Biden administration might undo some of Trump's immigration policies

The incoming Biden administration has said it will overturn policies such as the bilateral agreements the Trump administration made with Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to keep asylum-seekers away from the US-Mexico border.

How the Biden administration might undo some of Trump's immigration policies
A large crowd of people are shown in conflict with security officials wearing military fatigues and helmets in a road.

Guatemala forces stall migrants with tear gas, batons

Guatemalan police and soldiers launched tear gas and wielded batons and shields against a group of Honduran migrants that tried to push through their roadblock early Sunday.

Guatemala forces stall migrants with tear gas, batons