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Trump Calls Migrant Caravan a National Emergency

Thousands of Central Americans marching north are now in Mexico

(Newser) - The size of a migrant caravan marching north toward the US border is increasing in size even as President Trump escalates his rhetoric. In a series of tweets Monday, Trump called the caravan a national emergency, blamed Democrats for weak immigration laws, asserted that "criminals and unknown Middle Easterners"... More »

Trump Floats Conspiracy Theory on Migrants

Asserts that 'a lot of money' is being paid for people to join caravan ahead of midterms

(Newser) - A new mass group of migrants in Central America is walking toward the US border, and President Trump on Thursday suggested the timing is fishy so close to the midterms. At a rally in Montana, Trump seemed to back a conspiracy theory that Democrats or their supporters were paying migrants... More »

Trump Warns Mexico, Says He'll Send Military to Border

President wants caravan of migrants from Honduras to be turned away

(Newser) - President Trump said Thursday that he's ready to send the US military to the border to keep a caravan of mostly Honduran migrants out. In a series of tweets , Trump also reiterated threats to withhold financial aid to Central American nations, with particular attention to Mexico. "I must,... More »

Looming Border Showdown Is Inching Its Way North

President warns Honduras over 'caravan' of immigrants headed toward US

(Newser) - Back in April, a "caravan" of immigrants marching across Central America toward the US border drew the attention of President Trump. Now comes round two. On Tuesday, Trump issued a warning to Honduras, where most of the immigrants in the latest group are from: "The United States has... More »

Honeymooner Dead After Crashing Into Wife on Zipline

Newlywed Israeli couple were in the Honduras

(Newser) - An unthinkable honeymoon accident: A newlywed Israeli man crashed into his wife while ziplining in Honduras, killing him and leaving his wife seriously injured, reports the Jewish Telegraphic Agency . "The girl stayed halfway on the cable and the guy came from behind and hit her up there," local... More »

Girl in Border Photo Was Never Taken From Her Mom

Honduran toddler who became face of border separations wasn't actually separated herself

(Newser) - A photo of an immigrant toddler on the cover of Time may not be depicting exactly what everyone thinks. The image of the Honduran girl, seen crying on the cover in front of a digitally added President Trump, was originally taken by Getty photographer John Moore. He captured the photo... More »

Thousands of Hondurans in US Will Need to Leave

US ends immigration protections put in place after hurricane

(Newser) - The Trump administration said Friday that it is ending special immigration protections for about 57,000 Hondurans, adding them to hundreds of thousands of immigrants from other countries battered by violence and natural disasters who are losing permission to be in the US. The US Department of Homeland Security's... More »

Dam Exec Arrested in Activist's Death

Roberto David Castillo is nabbed in Honduras

(Newser) - Honduran authorities arrested an executive with a dam development company Friday in the 2016 killing of indigenous and environmental activist Berta Caceres, calling him an intellectual author of a crime that sparked an international outcry, the AP reports. Roberto David Castillo Mejia, who at the time of the slaying was... More »

Thousands of Nicaraguans in the US Just Got Bad News

Their Temporary Protected Status is ending

(Newser) - Hurricane Mitch and the flooding it brought to Central America killed more than 19,000 people in 1998. In its wake, the US granted Nicaraguans and Hondurans a Temporary Protected Status (TPS), meaning they were sheltered from deportation and allowed to get things like jobs and insurance. On Monday, the... More »

Scientists Begin Digging for Honduras' 'Lost Civilization'

Ruins, carved stones suggest the remote 'White City' was more than legend

(Newser) - For centuries locals, travelers, and Spanish conquistadors alike have spoken of the legend of the "Lost City of the Monkey God," or "White City," in a remote section of the Mosquitia jungle of Honduras. Now President Juan Orlando Hernandez is announcing a joint partnership with Colorado... More »

5 US-Bound Syrians Arrested in Honduras

Group had stolen Greek passports

(Newser) - Five Syrians have been detained on charges of falsifying documents after trying to use stolen Greek passports to enter Honduras, a law enforcement spokesman for the Central American country says. He says the men were detained on Tuesday at the Tegucigalpa international airport on an alert from Interpol about the... More »

Family Fears It Buried Pregnant Teen Alive

Relatives say Nelsy Perez, 16, had bruises on her fingers as if she had tried to escape

(Newser) - If you suffer from taphephobia , you may not want to read on. The family of a pregnant teen in Honduras who died and was buried yanked her body out of her tomb a day after the funeral, convinced she was still alive, the Guardian reports. The incident reportedly happened in... More »

A 'Lost Civilization'? Whoa There, Experts Say

Scholars take issue with 'discovery' in Honduran jungle

(Newser) - Did explorers really stumble on a "lost civilization" in the Honduran jungle ? That's what National Geographic quoted them as saying, but several scholars have since penned an open letter calling the claim exaggerated, the Smithsonian reports. In the original story, the group of experts were searching for... More »

Long-Lost Civilization Found in Rainforest

Search for legendary 'White City' in Honduran jungle led to find

(Newser) - Heard of the long-lost "White City" or "City of the Monkey God"? A group of experts who entered a Honduran rainforest in search of it emerged last Wednesday saying they have found a lost city—one that's totally untouched, National Geographic reports. As writer Douglas Preston... More »

Cops: A Jealous Boyfriend Killed Miss Honduras

It wasn't her boyfriend but her sister's, say police

(Newser) - Police say they've solved the murders of Miss Honduras and her sister , and the alleged motive is a boyfriend's jealousy. Authorities say that the reigning beauty queen, Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia, 23, were shot to death by Sofia's boyfriend, Plutarco Ruiz, 26, reports... More »

Miss Honduras Found Dead

Maria Jose Alvarado was set to compete in Miss World

(Newser) - Maria Jose Alvarado, the reigning Miss Honduras who went missing days before she was set to leave for London to prep for the Miss World pageant, was today found dead along with her sister, the BBC reports. Alvarado, 19, and sister Sofia Trinidad, 23, were last seen getting into a... More »

Beauty Queen Vanishes Before Miss World Pageant

Honduran police detain 4 people for questioning

(Newser) - Honduran police have apprehended four people in the case of a beauty queen who went missing mere weeks before she was supposed to compete for the Miss World title, the Telegraph reports. Maria Jose Alvarado, the reigning Miss Honduras, hasn't been seen since attending a party in Honduras on... More »

To Ease Border Crunch, US May Screen Kids in Honduras

Proposal aimed at cutting down on number of youths crossing across Mexico to US

(Newser) - The White House is floating a sure-to-be-controversial plan to ease the flood of young immigrants trying to get into the US illegally: It would screen the kids in Honduras to determine whether they're eligible to head to the US on refugee or humanitarian grounds, reports the New York Times... More »

Planeload of Women, Kids Sent Back to Honduras

Texas lawmakers move to make deportations easier

(Newser) - Aid workers, camera crews, politicians, and even the nation's first lady were on hand as a planeload of mothers and children being sent back from the US arrived in Honduras yesterday. The planeload of around 40 people from a New Mexico detention center is just the "initial wave"... More »

Train Carrying Migrants to US Derails, Killing 5

And more may still be trapped inside

(Newser) - An infamous cargo train carrying at least 250 Central American migrants heading to the US derailed in a remote region of southern Mexico today, killing at least five and injuring at least 35, authorities say. The toll is expected to rise as authorities move heavy machinery to the scene of... More »

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