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A spate of deadly shootings during anti-drug operations in Honduras -- including two in which U.S. agents killed suspects -- is linked to an aggressive new strategy to disrupt a preferred corridor for traffickers.

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Another Honduran journalist slainupdated: Wed May 16 2012 09:14:00

A Honduran radio journalist has been found executed, authorities said -- the 22nd journalist to be killed in the nation since 2010.

Honduras overtaken by organized crimeupdated: Wed May 16 2012 09:14:00

A rise in organized crime makes Honduras one of the deadliest countries in the world, as CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Another Honduran prison fire claims livesupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 05:32:00

First video of a fire at a prison in northern Honduras from TELEVICENTRO that has claimed lives.

At least 13 dead in Honduran prison fireupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 05:32:00

At least 13 people died Thursday in a fire at a prison in northern Honduras, a fire official said.

U.S. legislators threaten aid cut to Honduras over deathsupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 14:47:00

A group of U.S. lawmakers is calling for a halt in aid to Honduras until the government there makes progress in investigating a rash of journalist deaths in the past two years.

Biden visits Honduras amid drug legalization debateupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 22:16:00

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday to help Honduras and other Central American nations defeat drug traffickers and fight corruption.

Officials lower death toll from Honduran prison fireupdated: Sun Feb 19 2012 20:35:00

Fire officials on Sunday lowered the number of people they say were killed when a fire ripped through a prison in central Honduras last week to 358.

Almost 300 die in Honduras prison fireupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 19:09:00

A massive fire kills more than 270 inmates at an overpopulated prison in Honduras. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Fire chief: 382 died as flames tore through Honduran prisonupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 19:09:00

The death toll from a prison fire in central Honduras rose to 382 Thursday, as new details emerged about what happened when flames tore through the overcrowded facility.

No one should burn in prisonupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 11:32:00

In central Honduras, more than 300 inmates burned or suffocated to death in a prison. One can only imagine the cries of those trapped in their cells, while no one could find a key to let them escape the flames. We can only try to comprehend the agony of the prisoners' parents, children, relatives or friends as they saw the images on television, wondering whether their loved ones survived or, if they died, how much they suffered in their final moments.

More than 300 killed in Honduras prison fireupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 01:15:00

More than 300 inmates were killed in a prison fire in central Honduras, officials said Wednesday, as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones were among the victims.

Hundreds killed in Honduras prison fireupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 20:32:00

At least 272 people were killed in a fire at a prison in central Honduras.

Narco Wars: Murder in Hondurasupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 08:53:00

CNN's Kaj Larsen travels to Honduras, a corridor for cocaine smuggling with the highest homicide rates in the world.

Central America's bloody drug problemupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 08:53:00

Flanked by police officers with assault rifles, and riding down a highway in the back of a police pickup, police commissioner Julian Hernandez explains the difficult task of fighting crime.

U.S. Peace Corps pulls out of Hondurasupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 06:18:00

The U.S. Peace Corps has pulled more than 150 volunteers out of Honduras while the organization reviews security in the Central American country, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

As distrust increases, Honduran police under scrutinyupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 13:49:00

In a campaign to cleanse its national police force of "rotten apples," Honduras has placed 176 police officers under investigation for a range of alleged crimes, from corruption to murder.

Tropical depression forms near Honduras, Nicaraguaupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 18:48:00

A tropical depression formed in the western Caribbean Sea on Sunday, and is likely to become Tropical Storm Rina as it skirts the Honduran coastline, the National Hurricane Center said.

Gunmen kill six in Honduras airport shooting updated: Sat Oct 15 2011 07:15:00

Gunmen dressed in black targeted two cars at an airport in northwest Honduras, killing six and leaving four injured, authorities said.

Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Caribbeanupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 21:34:00

A tropical storm formed in the Caribbean Friday and is expected to move across the coast of Belize Saturday afternoon or night.

Troops deployed to northern Honduras after clashes leave 11 deadupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 19:52:00

Hundreds of troops and police officers headed to northern Honduras Tuesday after at least 11 people died in two days of clashes, authorities said.

Organization of American States readmits Honduras to its ranksupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 02:21:00

The Organization of American States voted Wednesday to readmit Honduras into the regional body.

OAS readmits Honduras to its ranksupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 23:52:00

The Organization of American States voted Wednesday to readmit Honduras into the regional body.

2009: Honduran president oustedupdated: Mon May 30 2011 09:22:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on a military-led coup in Honduras and the ouster of President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

Ousted ex-President Zelaya returns to Hondurasupdated: Mon May 30 2011 09:22:00

Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a coup nearly two years ago, returned to his homeland Saturday.

Honduran president signs deal allowing ousted leader Zelaya's returnupdated: Sun May 22 2011 23:29:00

Ousted ex-Honduran President Manuel Zelaya inked an accord Sunday with the country's current president that will allow him to return to Honduras after almost two years in exile, officials said.

Ousted Honduran ex-president ready to returnupdated: Thu May 12 2011 10:01:00

Almost two years after being ousted from power, ex-Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is ready to return to his homeland, a supporter and political leader told CNN en Español.

Plane crash in Honduras kills all 14 aboardupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 10:09:00

A small passenger plane crashed Monday into a hill outside the capital of Honduras, killing all 14 people aboard, officials said.

Hate crimes, killings rising, say Honduras activistsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 14:52:00

Hate crimes from beatings to murders are rising in Honduras but investigations and prosecutions are rare with few victims receiving help, according to the gay community.

Murders spark fear of hate crimesupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 14:52:00

Leaders in Honduras' gay and transgender communities say they are a target of hate crimes. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Soccer shooting in Honduras leaves 14 people deadupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 22:59:00

Fourteen people were shot and killed at a soccer field in northern Honduras, a police spokesman said Saturday.

Honduras, Nicaragua brace for possible hurricaneupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 07:40:00

Tropical Storm Matthew was strengthening Friday and could become a hurricane -- bringing heavy rains, flash floods and mudslides to Central America, forecasters said.

18 dead in shoe factory shooting in Hondurasupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 01:01:00

Eighteen people died and several others were wounded Tuesday in a shooting at a shoe factory in San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras, police said.

Chile resumes diplomatic relations with Hondurasupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 09:08:00

Chile is re-establishing diplomatic relations with Honduras more than a year after a coup sent the Central American country into political crisis, Chile's foreign ministry announced Friday.

Honduran journalists killed with impunity, report saysupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 19:51:00

The killings of seven journalists in Honduras so far this year have not been seriously investigated by authorities, creating an atmosphere lawlessness and impunity, concluded a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists released Tuesday.

Americans warned about dengue fever cases in Hondurasupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 15:28:00

The American Embassy in Honduras has issued a warning about classic dengue and hemorrhagic dengue fever, which have killed 21 people in the country this year. Five more deaths are under investigation.

Villa fires Spain past Honduras; Chile edge Switzerlandupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 17:39:00

European champions Spain beat Honduras 2-0 in Group H to get their World Cup campaign back on track.

Swiss upset Spain in World Cup shock; Chile beat Hondurasupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 15:53:00

Unfancied Switzerland inflicted the first big shock of the World Cup by consigning European champions Spain to a surprise 1-0 defeat in Durban.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: Three postgame thoughts on Chile-Hondurasupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 15:40:00

Three quick thoughts after Chile's 1-0 victory over Honduras in Group H on Wednesday:

Is Israel isolating itself?updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 15:23:00

There is good reason to hope that Israel has been paying attention to Central America in the past year. In the event that it has not, it might fall on the U.S. to give Israel a crash course.

Groups condemn killings of journalists in Hondurasupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 07:00:00

Honduras suffered nine months of political turmoil after a military-led coup removed the elected president. Now, it joins Mexico, riddled with drug violence, as the deadliest place for journalists working in the Western hemisphere.

Report condemns Honduras violenceupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 20:20:00

An Organization of American States commission condemned Monday the slayings last month of three Honduran political activists opposed to a military-led coup that removed the elected president in June.

Anti-drug chief killed in Hondurasupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 23:03:00

Unidentified gunmen killed Honduras' top anti-drug cop on Tuesday, a national police spokesman told CNN.

SI.com: World Soccer: Honduras' World Cup berth a boon for nation's leadersupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 14:37:00

Bliss, pure bliss. October 14, 2009, will be remembered for the people of Honduras taking to the streets to celebrate the national team's miraculous qualification for the World Cup in South Africa.

Hondurans cast their votesupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 14:12:00

CNN's Patricia Janiot reports on high voter turnout in Honduras, despite a call for a boycott by the deposed president.

Nations divided on recognizing Honduran president-electupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 14:12:00

Voters in Honduras have elected a new president, but it remained in question Monday whether the international community would recognize conservative candidate Porfirio Lobo Sosa.

Honduras crisis hurts health careupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 18:36:00

UNICEF reports an increase in deaths in the last four months. As CNN's Rafael Romo reports, some blame the political crisis.

Honduran vote to face legitimacy testupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 18:36:00

Hondurans will answer two questions Sunday when the troubled Central American nation holds elections: Who will win the presidency, and will voters heed calls for a boycott?

Mexico and U.S. book places in World Cupupdated: Sun Oct 11 2009 12:25:00

Mexico and the United States will be going to the 2010 World Cup finals after winning their penultimate matches in CONCACAF qualifying on Saturday night.

Use of mercenaries in Honduras on the rise, U.N. panel saysupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 09:08:00

A group of independent U.N. experts expressed concern Friday over the increased use of mercenaries in Honduras, where a de facto president has been in power since a military-led coup in June.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: U.S. vs. Honduras looks to be fast, hard-fought scorcherupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 13:48:00

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- You'd be forgiven for thinking you had traveled in a time warp back to the 1980s for the U.S.' big World Cup qualifier against Honduras here on Saturday night (10 p.m. ET, closed-circuit TV in English and Spanish).

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Closed-circuit TV is a step backward for game of soccerupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 13:13:00

MIAMI -- The U.S. could clinch a World Cup berth on Saturday night, and not many American soccer fans will be watching.

Honduras says OAS delegation can visitupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 03:32:00

A controversial emergency decree limiting some freedoms in Honduras remained in place Tuesday, despite de facto President Roberto Micheletti's stated intention to repeal it.

Honduras revisits emergency decree as frustrations mountupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 03:28:00

Roberto Micheletti, the de facto president of Honduras, announced Monday that he would lift an emergency decree that allows authorities to limit constitutional rights such as freedoms of expression, travel and gathering in public. But repeal of the law would not be immediate, pending a legal review, he said.

U.S. to Honduras: End emergency decree nowupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 03:04:00

The U.S. State Department is calling on Honduras' de facto president to immediately rescind an emergency decree that limits constitutional rights such as freedoms of expression, travel and public congregation.

Honduras' leaders push back after Brazilian Embassy snubupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 10:20:00

Brazil on Sunday rejected an ultimatum from Honduras' de facto government to decide the status of ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya, who has been holed up in the South American country's embassy in Honduras since last week.

People.com: Jaclyn Smith Says She's Alive and Wellupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 08:06:00

The Charle's Angels star takes to the Internet to knockdown reports that she attempted suicide in Honduras

Official: U.S. revokes visas of Honduran president, 15 othersupdated: Sat Sep 12 2009 21:35:00

Ramping up pressure on Honduras' interim government, the United States has revoked the visa of the beleaguered country's leader, a senior Honduran official told CNN en Espanol on Saturday.

State Dept. officials: U.S. halting more aid to Hondurasupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 17:13:00

The United States is terminating all non-humanitarian aid to the de facto Honduran government to pressure it to return its ousted president to power, the State Department announced Thursday.

OAS team in Honduras to push for ousted leader's returnupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 15:50:00

A delegation of foreign ministers led by the Organization of American States' secretary-general arrived Monday in Honduras in an effort to restore ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya to office.

Police brutality rampant in Honduras, amnesty report saysupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 04:47:00

In the seven weeks since the military-backed bloodless coup in Honduras, several hundred people protesting against the de facto government have been arbitrarily arrested and beaten by government forces, a new Amnesty International report says.

Honduras to admit diplomatic missionupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 04:58:00

Honduras reversed course Monday, saying it will allow a delegation from the Organization of American States to visit the country -- on the condition that the organization's head attends only as an observer.

Ten steps into Hondurasupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 02:31:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul examines the place where ousted president Jose Manuel Zelaya crossed into Honduras.

Ousted Honduran president returns to Nicaraguaupdated: Sat Jul 25 2009 16:04:00

Ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya returned to Nicaragua late Friday night after briefly entering his home country from which he was removed in a military coup nearly a month ago.

SI.com: Soccer America: U.S. has different formula for familiar foe Hondurasupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 11:13:00

One game away from a chance to win its third straight Gold Cup, the U.S. national team plays Honduras for the third time in the past seven weeks on Thursday (7 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel, TeleFutura) with a different team than it used the last two times.

Honduras talks break downupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 00:00:00

Talks between ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and Honduras' interim government appear to have broken down.

Clinton: U.S. backs mediation efforts in Hondurasupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 16:33:00

The United States will support an international mediation effort to restore democratic order in Honduras, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.

Honduras suspended from OASupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 13:00:00

The Organization of American States suspended Honduras late Saturday because the nation's new leaders refused to reinstate ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

Honduras' new leaders reject appeal for Zelaya's returnupdated: Sat Jul 04 2009 03:14:00

The head of the Organization of American States said Friday he has found no willingness among leaders of Honduras' interim government to return President Jose Manuel Zelaya to power.

Video shows Honduran troops shooting protesters' bus tiresupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 15:25:00

Honduran soldiers shot out the tires of buses headed for a demonstration in support of ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya, a video obtained by CNN shows.

Soldiers shoot bus tiresupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 15:25:00

Video shows Honduran soldiers shooting the tires of buses carrying supporters of the country's ousted president.

Protest in Hondurasupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 17:37:00

Supporters of ousted Honduran president take to the streets and face off with security forces. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

U.S. 'hits the pause button' on aid to Hondurasupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 17:37:00

The United States put some teeth in its diplomatic signals to Honduras Thursday, stopping some aid programs temporarily to the Latin American country as it grapples with its two-president crisis.

Ousted Honduran leader delays return till deadline passesupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 12:08:00

Ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya said Wednesday he will not return to his home country until at least Saturday, after a three-day international deadline to reinstate him.

Ousted president vows to return to Hondurasupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 23:14:00

A new standoff was brewing in Honduras as the country's recently deposed president vowed to return, while the new provisional government said it would arrest him if he set foot back in the country.

Honduras regional implicationsupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 22:35:00

CNN's Pauline Chiou talks with former Venezuelan ambassador to the U.N. about the military led coup in Honduras.

SI.com: Jonah Freedman: U.S. must rebound vs. Honduras after debacle in Costa Ricaupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 15:00:00

CHICAGO -- A U.S. team, meticulously prepared and riding a wave of confidence, marched into hostile territory and proceeded to get ambushed. The whistle had barely blown before the Americans' game plan fell to pieces and they gave up an early, back-breaking goal.

Honduras quake damageupdated: Thu May 28 2009 23:56:00

Streets and bridges are left damaged after an earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras.

Honduras earthquake leaves six deadupdated: Thu May 28 2009 23:56:00

At least six people were killed Thursday when a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras, President Jose Manuel Zelaya told CNN en Español Thursday.

CNN Heroes: Shin Fujiyamaupdated: Mon May 11 2009 12:14:00

CNN Hero Shin Fujiyama's Students Helping Honduras has raised $750,000 for education and community projects.

Fighting poverty one campus at a timeupdated: Mon May 11 2009 12:14:00

Shin Fujiyama's life has been highlighted by second chances.

Honduras fights to get begging children off streetsupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 22:57:00

Honduran authorities dedicated to the protection of children and adolescents have undertaken a campaign to protect youngsters who beg on the streets.

Honduras advance after defeating Mexicoupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 14:32:00

Honduras defeated nine-man Mexico 1-0 thanks to an own goal on Wednesday to advance to the CONCACAF finals in the battle for a place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Five die as Honduras jet overshoots runwayupdated: Sat May 31 2008 11:28:00

Five people died and more than 80 were injured when a commercial airliner overshot the runway into an adjoining street, crushing three vehicles and splitting into three sections before resting a few feet from a house, officials said.

Deaths in Honduras jet crashupdated: Sat May 31 2008 11:28:00

At least three are dead and several others injured after a passenger jet overshoots the runway in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Plane overshoots runwayupdated: Sat May 31 2008 01:27:00

Rescue officials climb onto the plane that overshot the runway while landing in Honduras.

U.S. troops in Hondurasupdated: Fri May 02 2008 09:49:00

American forces in Honduras focus on the civilian mission. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

A U.S. military mission: Food and smilesupdated: Fri May 02 2008 09:49:00

"Come on let's go!" says Capt. Jeremy Bastian, a U.S. Air Force chaplain.

Honduras detains hundreds in crime crackdownupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 07:38:00

More than 5,000 soldiers and police have fanned out across Honduras to fight a wave of violent crime that also has swept across El Salvador and Guatemala.

Felix losing strengthupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 23:12:00

Felix losing strength

Felix Hits Hondurasupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 21:55:00

Felix Hits Honduras

Hurricane Felix closes in on Honduras vacation spotupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 03:14:00

Hurricane Felix increased in strength in the early hours of Tuesday as it barreled toward Central America, where it is expected to come ashore along the Nicaragua-Honduras border.

SI.com: Luis Bueno: Loss to Honduras exposes Mexico's problemsupdated: Sun Jun 10 2007 22:08:00

Mexico's 2010 World Cup campaign is in trouble.

Fortune: THE CASE FOR SWEATSHOPS LABOR POLICYupdated: Mon Oct 28 1996 00:01:00

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