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2 years 11 months ago

Crime, violence cost Honduras 10 percent of GDP

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A new World Bank report says crime and violence has cost Honduras the equivalent of 10 percent of the country's GDP annually. Honduras had the highest homicide rate in the world in 2010, with 6,200 killings, or 82.1 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. World Bank representative Giuseppe...

3 years 1 month ago

Fire in Honduras prison kills more than 250

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A forensic official in Honduras says a fire that swept through a prison has killed at least 272 inmates. Lucy Marder, chief of forensic medicine for the prosecutors' office, gave the death count to reporters in a radio news conference early Wednesday. The head of the...

4 years 5 months ago

Hurricane Paula forms off Honduras

The storm called Paula has become a hurricane off the coast of Honduras and is on its way to brush Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Paula has maximum sustained winds near 75 mph and is moving northwest at 10 mph. Honduran emergency officials...

4 years 9 months ago

Tropical Storm Agatha kills 150

Dozens of people are still missing in Central America where flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 150. More than 100,000 people have been evacuated just in hardest-hit Guatemala, which lists at least 123 dead and 90 missing in the wake of Tropical...

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