Honduras

Government of Honduras assures it will reach the last consequences to clarify the abduction of Garifuna leaders

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:39am

The Executive Power has made available to the Public Ministry all its technical, scientific and logistical capacities to clarify the crime and find the material and intellectual responsible.

Key Points: 
  • The Executive Power has made available to the Public Ministry all its technical, scientific and logistical capacities to clarify the crime and find the material and intellectual responsible.
  • On July 22, as a result of that combined effort, the arrest of a person allegedly linked to the abduction was achieved.
  • Likewise, other important advances have been made in the investigation for clarifying this highly reprehensible action against 4 Honduras citizens.
  • Today Honduras has more robust institutions, technical and scientific wise, in order to guarantee that human rights of each citizen are respected.

UNITEC Joins Symplicity to Expand Student Employability

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 2:02pm

Symplicity Corporation, the global leader in student employability solutions for students and recent college graduates, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Central American Technology University (UNITEC) Honduras, part of the Laureate International Universities system.

Key Points: 
  • Symplicity Corporation, the global leader in student employability solutions for students and recent college graduates, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Central American Technology University (UNITEC) Honduras, part of the Laureate International Universities system.
  • In a short period of time, Symplicity expects to deliver a fantastic experience and significant impact on the student journey.
  • With UNITEC joining the Symplicity family, it joins many other leading universities with diverse and growing student populations using Symplicity CSM.
  • Symplicity provides comprehensive solutions that help universities better manage all aspects of student life, including career services, student conduct, wellbeing and disability management.

President of Honduras reassures that there will be no tolerance for public or private corruption in handling COVID-19 emergency

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 3:20am

"We will not allow anyoneto mess around with the health and wellbeing of the people.

Key Points: 
  • "We will not allow anyoneto mess around with the health and wellbeing of the people.
  • However, the supplier for Honduras case did not comply with the delivery due date and there are doubts about the documentation presented by the provider company.
  • He recalled that the government approved a series of provisions and regulations to face COVID-19 in the national territory.
  • President Hernndez reiterated once again his commitment to fight corruption and impunity, so transparency prevails.

Honduras Government Enables More Triages and Increases Medical Brigades to Massively Detect People Affected by COVID-19

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 7:46pm

TEGUCIGALPA Honduras, July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honduras government reinforced a series of measures to identify and prevent the spread and contagion of covid-19 throughout the national territory.

Key Points: 
  • TEGUCIGALPA Honduras, July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honduras government reinforced a series of measures to identify and prevent the spread and contagion of covid-19 throughout the national territory.
  • In the last hours, President Juan Orlando Hernndez announced the authorization of more triages and care centers in conjunction with the municipalities, churches, private sector and others "to continue facing the pandemic and reinforcing hospitals with more equipment and supplies".
  • The Government's Civic Center is one of the sites that is enabled as a triage area, along with other facilities already operating in Tegucigalpa, the country's capital and one of the areas with the highest infection rate in Honduras.
  • The brigades are integrated by doctors, military, police and personnel from the Permanent Contingency Commission (Copeco in Spanish).To date, around 16,000 homes have been visited and nearly 3,000 people suspected of the disease have been identified and treated.

911 Sistema Nacional de Emergencias in Choluteca, Honduras Chooses RADWIN Wireless as an Alternative to Fiber for Safe City CCTV Project

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

The project was developed together with Darium Technologiesand installed by local System Integrator RZV Soluciones y Distribuciones Informticas.

Key Points: 
  • The project was developed together with Darium Technologiesand installed by local System Integrator RZV Soluciones y Distribuciones Informticas.
  • When initiating the safe city project, we knew fiber wasn't an option due to difficult terrain and extremely long distances, with almost 40km separating between the city of Nacaome and the monitoring center in Choluteca and 35km separating between the city of San Lorenzo and Choluteca.
  • Transmitting data from multiple base stations, the monitoring center receives approximately 1GB of collective data at any given time.
  • RADWIN is the global provider of broadband wireless solutions that deliver blazing fast broadband with unparalleled reliability.

Honduras meets the requirements of 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report from the US Department of State

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 3:17am

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report shows Honduras as one of the countries that met the requirements of the U.S. Department of State of fiscal transparency, including "having key budget documents that are publicly available, substantially complete, and generally reliable".

Key Points: 
  • TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report shows Honduras as one of the countries that met the requirements of the U.S. Department of State of fiscal transparency, including "having key budget documents that are publicly available, substantially complete, and generally reliable".
  • Annual reviews of the fiscal transparency of governments that receive U.S.assistance help ensure U.S. taxpayerfunds areused appropriately and provide opportunities to dialogue with governments on the importance of fiscal transparency.
  • "I am pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report.
  • Congratulations to the 76 out of 141 governments who met fiscal transparency standards this year", Secretary of State Mike Pompeosaid.

Honduras Intensifies Its Fight Against International Drug Trafficking

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 11:27pm

The CCOI and the new law enhance the capacity of the security forces to fight transnational crime particularly in La Mosquitia, a remote heavy jungle area bordering with Nicaragua, which conditions are attractive for opening new routes for drug trafficking to the United States market.

Key Points: 
  • The CCOI and the new law enhance the capacity of the security forces to fight transnational crime particularly in La Mosquitia, a remote heavy jungle area bordering with Nicaragua, which conditions are attractive for opening new routes for drug trafficking to the United States market.
  • CCOI counts with the collaboration of the US Southern Command.
  • It is integrated to the 911 Emergency National System, the National Direction of Intelligence and Investigation, the National Police, the Prosecutor General and the Tactic Investigation Agency.
  • The initiative will energize the process to identify aircrafts that do not fulfill national and international parameters.

Honduras allocates funds and resources to support coffee and basic grains producers to counteract the effects of the pandemic

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 3:22am

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The government of Honduras through an executive order declared as national priority supporting food producers and agroindustry.

Key Points: 
  • TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The government of Honduras through an executive order declared as national priority supporting food producers and agroindustry.
  • Previously, President Juan Orlando Hernandez introduced to the Coffee National Council (CONACAFE) the "Presidential Coffee Bonus" project to finance the fertilization of coffee farms of more than 91 thousand producers.
  • Additionally, Minister Guevara explained that the Solidarity Productive Bonus is issuing seed money to support agricultural producers.
  • He added that since last year they have been discussing with the government the importance of food security working with the producers.

Merck Foundation Announce 'Stay at Home' Media Recognition Awards for Latin American Countries

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 1:41pm

SAN JOS, Costa Rica, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Foundation ( www.merck-foundation.com ), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announces the call for applications for 'Stay at Home' Media Recognition Awards for the journalists in Latin American Countries.

Key Points: 
  • SAN JOS, Costa Rica, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Foundation ( www.merck-foundation.com ), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announces the call for applications for 'Stay at Home' Media Recognition Awards for the journalists in Latin American Countries.
  • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundationexplained, "We strongly believe that media is a critical partner to raise awareness about sensitive and pressing issues such as Coronavirus.
  • The awards are open to all the journalists from Print, Online, Radio and Multimedia Platforms from all Latin American Countries.
  • Merck Foundation has already initiated these awards in African, Asian & Middle Eastern Countries.

New Aerial Interdiction Law Championed by President Hernandez Approved by Honduran Congress

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 10:41pm

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honduran Congress has approved a new aerial interdiction law designed to further enhance the countrys ability to combat narco-trafficking in the country and throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Key Points: 
  • TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honduran Congress has approved a new aerial interdiction law designed to further enhance the countrys ability to combat narco-trafficking in the country and throughout the Western Hemisphere.
  • The new law was championed by President Juan Orlando Hernandez and passed during virtual session of the National Congress on Thursday, May 14,2020.
  • The purpose of the new law is to establish the rules and procedures for the location, identification, tracking, and interception of illegal aircraft.
  • The new Aerial Interdiction Law contains more tactics that reflect the changes and enhancements of the fight against drug trafficking.