The Honduran government said it views the island as "an inalienable part of Chinese territory." Taiwan then announced it would close its embassy in Honduras and withdraw its ambassador there.
The announcement marks a diplomatic policy change and could see Honduras — one of Taiwan's few remaining allies — severing relations with Taipei.
15 Apr 2022
Last month, the Honduras Supreme Court backed the extradition of Juan Orlando Hernandez to the United States to face charges of drug trafficking. If convicted, the former president could face a life sentence.
3 Apr 2022
The Honduras Supreme Court has backed the extradition of former President Juan Orlando Hernandez to the US to face charges of drug trafficking. If convicted, Hernandez could face a life sentence.
4 Oct 2021
Members of the Technical Agency for Criminal Investigation in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, set fire to 3.313 kilos of cocaine seized from cartels throughout 2021 in operations across the country.
7 Jul 2021
US-trained ex-army officer Robert David Castillo is the latest suspect to be found guilty in the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights defender Berta Caceres.
11 Mar 2021
The Honduran president has been accused of taking bribes from a major drug trafficker. This is not the first time he has been accused of working with traffickers.
21 Feb 2021
Family and friends marched in Western Honduras to demand justice for a nurse her mother alleges was killed by police while in their custody. The police say she committed suicide.
20 Feb 2021
Honduran authorities incinerate 1,426 kilos of cocaine seized from cartel members, at a time when Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and armed forces officials are being investigated in the United States for drug trafficking.
18 Jan 2021
Several hundred people have begun a journey of housands of kilometers through Central America to the US. The migrants are hoping for a more humane approach to migration under President-elect Joe Biden.
31 Dec 2020
At least 14 environmental activists were killed in Honduras last year. Police are now investigating two murders in one weekend.
29 Dec 2020
A group of armed men entered the home of environmental activist Felix Vasquez and killed him in front of his family, according to Honduran police.