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Honduras mission trip leaves lasting impact on Stephens, Starr

For a week, the impact Door County Medical Center's Chief Administrative Officer Brian Stephens and Materials Management Manager Andrew Starr made in the world stretched farther than the walls of the hospital. Stephens and Starr joined a combined effort of the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay and the Wo

DOORCOUNTYDAILYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-16 19:00:00

Border Patrol reports increase in border apprehensions

Border Patrol reported that this year in February, there was a 20 percent increase compared to last year in apprehensions on the border of migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Border Patrol reports that so far this year, there has been a 20 percent increase in apprehensions on the bord


Sioux Falls Police visit Whittier Middle School immigrant students

Buy Photo Danijel Mihajlovic shares his journey from Serbia to Sioux Falls to Whittier Middle School students on Friday, March 16, 2018. Mihajlovic came to Sioux Falls in high school and always knew he wanted to be a police officer. Danielle Ferguson/Argus Leader Buy Photo None Sioux Falls Pol

ARGUS LEADER - 2018-03-16 16:25:26

Spirituality: That's just how people are

In Elmira, NY, students at Notre Dame High School held a vigil on National Walkout Day to honor the 17 victims killed in last month's Florida school shooting. Class president Collin Edger also discussed the need to address mental health issues to prevent future mass shootings. Kate Collins / Staff

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-03-16 13:59:06

NPH USA 'Irish Hearts for Orphans' benefit dance to be held April 15

QUINCY -- Each year, the greater Boston Irish community comes together to celebrate their culture and raise money for NPH USA, an organization that rescues at-risk children from poverty in Central America and the Caribbean. The Irish Hearts for Orphans Benefit Dance is a wonderful example of the way

THEBOSTONPILOT.COM - 2018-03-16 07:30:48

Undocumented Immigrant Received Temporary Protected Status, Admits to Attempting to Help ISIS

A Honduran citizen, who came to the United States as an undocumented immigrant and received a temporary protected legal status, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to support the terrorist organization ISIS. According to the Justice Department, 53-year-old Vicente Adolfo Solano planned to detonate

IJR - 2018-03-15 20:27:21

Complaint claims Trump lawyers threatened Panama magistrate

PANAMA CITY (AP) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump's family hotel business threatened a Panamanian judicial official handling a dispute related to Trump Hotels' management of a 70-story luxury hotel, according to a complaint filed with the anti-corruption division of Panama's chief prosecutor. Th

SFGATE - 2018-03-15 18:54:00

ISIS supporter pleads guilty in plot to bomb Miami shopping mall

A Honduras citizen pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in a plot to set off a bomb in a Miami-area shopping, the Department of Justice said. Vince Adolfo Solano, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of providing material support to ISIS. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sen

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-15 14:52:23

Refereeing in the genes for Borjas

The careers of many female international footballers have started out the same way: by playing alongside boys because there were no girls' teams available. Melissa Borjas is no exception, even if her role in the game is rather different now; she is a referee, not a player. "One of my uncles was an a


Continuing Promise 2018 gets underway in Honduras with local Sailors

HONDURAS - The Navy's Continuing Promise training mission, involving Sailors from Hampton Roads, is now underway in Honduras. Honduras is the first of three nations where personnel involved in the mission will provide medical, environmental, veterinary, and humanitarian services in an effort to stre


Escaping Hate: A Trans Woman's Journey North

Alexandra Acevedo fled Honduras, one of the most dangerous places on earth to be queer, to find safety and the freedom to be herself. In the early hours of a humid morning in March 2017, Alexandra Acevedo made her way to the railroad tracks that skirt the edge of Tenosique, a border town in the sou


Missionary in McAllen ministers to new arrivals seeking asylum

McALLEN-An influx of asylum-seeking immigrants from Central America who began arriving in McAllen four years ago gained brief national attention. But for one Texas Baptist border-area missionary, it launched an ongoing ministry. Vanessa Quintanilla-Lerma, who serves with River Ministry, has met and


Deadly Corruption in Honduras

The killings might have succeeded in crushing indigenous opposition to a proposed dam in Honduras if Berta Cceres had not been one of the victims. Her leadership of a campaign against the construction of the dam, on the Gualcarque River, which is sacred to her Lenca people, garnered a prestigious in


Honduras committed to tourism development with addition of new airlines, cruises and hotels

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURASs - While notably one of Central America's most under the radar destinations, Honduras is making strides in its tourism sector. The country has enjoyed a steady increase in tourism arrivals over the past few years, having welcomed more than two million visitors in 2017, which re


Tasty Honduran Treats Featured in Upcoming Holcombe Global Series

Photo Submitted Discover Honduras during this month's Holcombe Global Series. The presentation starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in Holcombe Hall's living room. Cristian Posadas, an international student from Honduras, will present on his culture, focusing on the country's history, traditions and


Central, North American Countries Work on Joint Strategy Against Migrant Smuggling with IOM, UNODC support

San Jose - Sixty representatives from the 11 Member States of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) will gather in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday 13 March to promote medium and long-term joint strategic policies and actions to tackle the multi-billion illegal industry of migrant smuggling. The U


UN rights report documents post-election violations in Honduras

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report [text, PDF] Monday detailing human rights violations in the aftermath of the 2017 Honduran presidential election [Reuters backgrounder] The report documents violence committed by the government security forces


UN Blames Honduras Security Forces for Killing Election Protesters

Honduran security forces, especially the military police, used excessive and lethal force against protesters demonstrating against President Juan Orlando Hernandez's disputed re-election in November, the United Nations said on Monday. The security forces shot dead at least 16 people, including two


Colin Burgon: Time to stand up to Trump on Latin America

When he was running for President in 2016, Trump's hostile campaign rhetoric towards Mexicans was picked up by the press internationally and his comments on Mexican immigrants - "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists" - showed the world what kind of leader Trump was strivin


Honduras and Paraguay 'ready in principle' to move embassies to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meeting with Juan Orlando Hernandez, president of the Republic of Honduras, in Jerusalem, Oct. 29, 2015. (Kobi Gideon /GPO via Getty Images) RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) - Honduras and Paraguay reportedly may join Guatemala in relocating their embassies soon