The translation system captures a teacher’s voice and translates it into Honduran Sign Language, displaying the results on screen through a female avatar who signs at the viewer. Photograph: Marvin Salgado

A three-dimensional humanoid avatar is being designed to help students with with hearing difficulties in Honduras. The translation system captures a (...)

‘The US Supreme Court will decide before the end of this month whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. If the court says yes, all state laws against equal marriage will fall. The outcome would represent another major step towards the vindication of LGBTI rights generally (and, as a trivial aside, would allow us to congratulate American friends on their judiciary having caught up with the plain people of Ireland). Supporters of same-sex marriages  outside the US Supreme Court on April 28th, 2015. Photograph:  MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

The US Supreme Court will decide before the end of this month whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. If the court says yes, a(...)

The Honduran people are warm and open, but living in a climate of violence and intimidation has taken its toll

Waking up in a hotel in San Pedro Sula, said to be the most dangerous city in the world, is much like waking up in any other city – until you read (...)

An image of Oscar Romero looks down on his beatification ceremony  in San Salvador. More than 250,000 people gathered in the capital for the occasion.  Photograph: Rodrigo Sura/EPA

Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, the final step before sainthood, 35 years after he was shot at the altar by a right-wing(...)

Colectivo Lesbico, Gay, Trans y Bisexual protest against police abuse in Tegucigalpa ahead of the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia. Photograph: Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images

Like many teenagers her age, Ana Maritza Soto swipes through her smartphone looking at photographs. But these images could easily be stills from a (...)

 Young residents of  the Bordo Gavión, a riverside slum community in San Pedro Sula. Photograph: Adaly Cabrera

The windowless room in downtown San Pedro Sula, Honduras’s second city, bustles with activity as more than a dozen women take their seats at a long oa(...)

On guard: Honduran soldiers monitor a land occupation by farmers from the Trinidad community in April 2015. Photograph: Juana Esquivel 5:02

Guadalupe Gallerda can still remember the sound of gunfire echoing through her village, in the Lower Aguán Valley, in Honduras, the day her husband(...)

Sally O’Neill (left) and Anne Enright in Honduras. Photo David Stephenson

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, Trócaire’s head of region for Latin America, who is to retire next month. Ms O’Neill has been at the heart o(...)

 Mayeli Hernandez who was forced to leave    Honduras as a 12-year-old due to increasing violence. Amnesty International governments paid lip-service to protecting civilians last year while “failing miserably”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Last year was “devastating” for human rights across the world and the United Nations did too little to protect them, according to Amnesty Internation(...)

A wall painting for Daniel Ortega’s 1996 election campaign. The Nicaraguan president, whose current term is due to run until 2016, has since changed the constitution to enable perpetual re-election (and, with it, perpetual immunity). Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

If it’s true that the people get the government they deserve then, judging by the past 20 years, Central American voters need to examine their conscie(...)