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In 2015, Honduras registered 60 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the United Nations.
In Honduras, poverty and gangs help drive migrationA caravan of some 7,000 Central American migrants is advancing through southern Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border
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Children play at a temporary shelter before the arrival of Hurricane Willa, in Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Willa is headed toward a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast, its strong winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Willa roars over Mexico prison island, heads for resort areaHurricane Willa has roared over an offshore penal colony and is now closing in on Mexico's Pacific coast with 120 mph (195 kph) winds, threatening a major resort area along with fishing villages and farms
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Pizza man released from jail after domestic violence arrestA pizza deliveryman who was detained at an Army base over his immigration status, sparking public outrage, has been released from jail after his arrest last week in a domestic violence case
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Central American migrants traveling with a caravan to the U.S. make their way to the main square in Huixtla, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The caravan is resting today out of respect for a Honduran migrant who fell from a vehicle yesterday and died. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from USA caravan of Central American migrants has paused its long and arduous journey to honor a fellow traveler who died on the road, to rest weary feet and to nurse illnesses and injuries still distant from their goal of reaching the United States
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Analyst says aid cut for CentAm could backfireAn analyst with Moody's Analytics says that if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on cutting or reducing aid to Central America, it could backfire by worsening poverty and violence that are root causes of migration
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The Latest: Mexico says 4,250 evacuate before WillaMexican emergency officials say they've evacuated more than 4,250 people in towns along the Pacific coast that are threatened by Hurricane Willa
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New Puerto Rico fiscal plan OK'd; governor says too austereA federal control board has approved a five-year fiscal plan for Puerto Rico, though Gov. Ricardo Rossello warns it's too austere and will affect government services
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The Latest: Jury selection begins in border agent trialJury selection in the second trial against a Border Patrol agent who killed a Mexican teen has begun in federal court in Tucson
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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, 48-year-old businessman Edwin Rosario poses for the camera holding an image of his restaurant damaged by Hurricane Maria, in Dorado, Puerto Rico. The 48-year-old reported damages exceeding half a million dollars, but has received only $93,000 from the insurance company and has used up all his savings, sold his home and transferred his daughter to a more affordable school. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Ricans fight for insurance money a year after MariaThousands of Puerto Ricans fight to settle claims from insurance companies teetering financially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A pair of shoes hangs from the backpack of a Central American migrant arriving with a caravan of thousands to Xochiltepec, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Over 7K-strong, migrant caravan pushes on; still far from USThousands of Central American migrants have resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border, with members bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends in the United States
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Mexicans from religious organizations hand out small bags containing water, toilet paper, diapers and medicine to Central American migrants who got a free ride from a motorist, in Xochiltepec, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Motorists in pickups and other vehicles have been offering the Central American migrants rides, often in overloaded truck beds, as the group of about 7,000 people heads to the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
The Latest: 1st migrants arrive in Huixtla after 8-hour walkThe first waves of Central Americans in a huge migrant caravan have begun arriving in the southern Mexico town of Huixtla after an exhausting eight-hour walk
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz, left, arrives at U.S. District Court in downtown Tucson, Ariz., where opening arguments began in his murder trial in Tucson. Swartz will face a second trial Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in the killing of a 16-year-old Mexican teen across the international border. Swartz was acquitted of second-degree murder in Tucson earlier in the year and now will be tried on voluntary and involuntary manslaughter charges. (Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)
Border Patrol agent's new trial in teen's killing to startA U.S. Border Patrol agent will face a second trial Tuesday in the killing of a 16-year-old Mexican teen across the international border
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A pair of shoes hangs from the backpack of a Central American migrant arriving with a caravan of thousands to Xochiltepec, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
AP Explains: The growing migrant caravan on way to US borderAP Explains: Caravan of 7,000 Central American migrants is unprecedented in size, continues to grow as Trump tweets
The Associated Press18 hours ago
This GOES East satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Willa in the eastern Pacific, on a path toward Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (NOAA via AP)
Category 4 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico's Pacific coastA potentially catastrophic Hurricane Willa is sweeping toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 145 mph (230 kph), threatening a stretch of high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages
The Associated Press19 hours ago
5 of the 6 killed in Utah highway crash were from HondurasAuthorities say five of the six men killed last week when a dump truck collided with a pickup truck on a Utah highway were from Honduras
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