13 people have died of dengue fever in Honduras in 2010 as 10,200 others were hit by the disease, the Honduran Health Ministry said.
Around two dozen heavily armed men dressed in military fatigues storm a court building in El Progreso, north-western Honduras, freeing Alexander Mendoza, a senior leader of the MS-13 gang and killing four police officers. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández offers a $80,000 reward for information leading to Mendoza's recapture.
Six people in Honduras, four in Nicaragua and three in El Salvador died after heavy floods triggered by Hurricane Michael affected Central America. Several others are injured and at least one is missing.
Six people are killed, including Hilda Hernández, sister of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, in a helicopter accident that was headed to Comayagua from Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa.
The United States will end the temporary protected status program (TPS) for more than 300,000 refugees from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Many of the refugees have already left for Canada, where it is easier to get asylum.