Northern Triangle of Central America

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.

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.

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.

Honduras implements economic aid plan in the face of Covid-19 emergency

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:19am

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernndez announced the immediate roll out of an economic aid plan to fully address the main needs of the population amid the sanitary emergency caused by COVID-19 and its consequences.

Key Points: 
  • TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernndez announced the immediate roll out of an economic aid plan to fully address the main needs of the population amid the sanitary emergency caused by COVID-19 and its consequences.
  • The economic aid plan targets the most vulnerable groups in the Central America country, including health care personnel, agro producers, small and medium enterprises and families under high poverty rate.
  • Since February, following the emergency declaration for dengue and coronavirus, Honduras approved a budgetary support of $4.4 million for the preparation of the imminent arrival of COVID-19 in Honduras.
  • The Government also announced the plan for maintenance and improvement of roads across the country that would generate additional 15,500 jobs in 2020.

Honduras: Government and private sector join efforts to safeguard the health and life of the population

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:26am

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honduran government and the private sector joined efforts and resources to work as a team to confront COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honduran government and the private sector joined efforts and resources to work as a team to confront COVID-19.
  • The road map will consider key milestones related with biosafety, economy aid, employment, production, food and health.
  • "We join the Government's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • Barquero reaffirmed that the focus in both sectors, government and private, should be on issues of health, protection, jobs, good governance and financing assistance.

The Fifth Citizen Convention positioned the Central American economic integration within the Ibero-American public debate

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:00pm

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Throughout March 2nd and 4th, Fundacin Libertad y Desarrollo held the Fifth Citizen Convention: "Central America, shared threats and opportunities; a common destiny."

Key Points: 
  • GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Throughout March 2nd and 4th, Fundacin Libertad y Desarrollo held the Fifth Citizen Convention: "Central America, shared threats and opportunities; a common destiny."
  • It addressed the shared concerns and issues of the Central American region.
  • The event hosted more than 30 global leaders, including former iberoamerican presidents, intellectuals, civic leaders and experts on hemispheric security.
  • The Fifth Citizen Convention concluded with the presentation of the "Joint Declaration on the Central American Economic Community," which originated from the citizenry and seeks the involvement and commitment of the region's presidents and decision-makers to consolidate regional economic integration as the possible option for the future of Central Americans.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 3:32pm

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Key Points: 
  • The "El Salvador Mobile Market 2020-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The mobile market is constantly changing, due to a combination of effects from the development of new technologies, new smartphones and increasing competition with social apps.
  • The El Salvador Mobile Market report will discuss all these issues affecting El Salvador.
  • Moreover, the El Salvador Mobile Market also analyses the Salvadoran smartphone market and provides forecasts for the most important mobile indicators from 2020 until 2024.

Government of Honduras: False allegations are in reaction to unprecedented war against drug trafficking

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:49pm

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Gobierno de la Repblica de Honduras:

Key Points: 
  • TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Gobierno de la Repblica de Honduras:
    Once again the drug lords and traffickers resort to the same tactics of slandering the only government that has faced them courageously to successfully dismantle their empires of crime, murder and impunity, creating false stories without any evidence and solely based on statements of proven and prosecuted criminals.
  • The statements of confessed murderers and known drug traffickers, are contrasted with tangible facts and real actions that the government of Juan Orlando Hernndez has pursued to combat drug trafficking in Honduras, until the point of turning the country into a hostile territory for their illegal activities that were filling with blood and mourning the Honduran family.
  • What this government has accomplished against drug trafficking is unprecedented in history, as it is confirmed by the U.S. Southern Command that during President Hernandez administration drug trafficking through Honduran territory going to the USA market has been reduced from 70 to only 2 percent.
  • "Honduras is a trusted ally" statement issued by the U.S. Southern Command on February 25 of this year.

Honduran President Wins Approval to Fund 200 New Prosecutors and Investigators to Fight Corruption

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:30am

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has scored a victory in the efforts to battle corruption, winning approval from Congress for his funding request for 200 new prosecutors and investigators within the Ministers of Defense and Public Security.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has scored a victory in the efforts to battle corruption, winning approval from Congress for his funding request for 200 new prosecutors and investigators within the Ministers of Defense and Public Security.
  • After the National Congress ruled out the renewal of the MACCIH/OAS, which relied on foreign prosecutors, President Hernandez moved quickly to provide additional resources to Honduran institutions that are working to combat corruption.
  • "President Hernandez is firmly committed to enhancing transparency and fighting corruption," said Maria Dolores Agero Lara, Honduras Ambassador to the U.S. "It is essential that this mission be formalized within existing Honduran institutions so that the fight can continue.
  • Working together, the Administration and the Congress are ensuring the resources are there to root out corruption wherever it exists in Honduras."

The articulated security strategy is key in reducing organized crime in Honduras

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:22am

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its history, Honduras has an articulated security strategy with strengthened, certified and equipped justice operators who wage a daily war against organized crime, specifically against drug trafficking and gangs.

Key Points: 
  • TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its history, Honduras has an articulated security strategy with strengthened, certified and equipped justice operators who wage a daily war against organized crime, specifically against drug trafficking and gangs.
  • "The sound progress against insecurity and narcotrafficking in Honduras is the result of decisive actions for taking thousands of criminals out of circulation," said Deputy Security Minister Luis Suazo.
  • The intervention of the National Police, which was infiltrated by organized crime and criminal gangs, was key to cleaning up the structure of the institution, through a purging process that had the backing of the church and civil society.
  • Official figures of Honduras against insecurity and narcotrafficking are available in this link: http://ciudadanohn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/EVOLUTION-OF-DRUG-TRAF...
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