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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

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A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits the waters off the coast of Hondura, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jan. 10, 2018) — A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday, January 9, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Continue reading Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

Thousands attend funeral of slain Honduran environmentalist

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MURDERED INDIGENOUS ACTIVIST. Locals mourn during murdered indigenous activist Berta Caceres’ funeral in La Esperanza, 200 km northwest of Tegucigalpa, on March 5, 2016. Photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP
In 2015, Berta Caceres won the Goldman Environmental Prize, considered the world’s top award for grassroots environmental activism

LA ESPERANZA, Honduras (Mar. 6, 2016) — Thousands of mourners paid their final tributes Saturday to Berta Caceres, the indigenous activist killed on Thursday, March 3, demanding justice for the renowned environmentalist.

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Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika

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CLEAN-UP. A family helps in the clean-up of the city to fight the Aedes Aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus. Photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP
Some 200,000 residents of this Central American nation spent Saturday ridding homes and gardens of standing water and fumigating areas suspected of harboring larvae from the virus-carrying mosquito

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Feb. 7, 2016) — Armed with brooms, spades and hoes, Hondurans by the thousands took part in a day of national mobilization to try and eradicate mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, the government said.

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Honduras declares national emergency over Zika virus

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Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The mosquito is a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus currently spreading throughout Latin America. New figures from Brazil’s Health Ministry show that the Zika virus outbreak has not caused as many confirmed cases of a rare brain defect as first feared. AP File Photo

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Feb. 2, 2016) — Honduras on Monday declared a state of emergency after officials said the number of Zika infections is rising at an “alarming” rate in the Central American country.

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