US seeking to make Cuban asylum seekers stay in Honduras - minister

TEGUCIGALPA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Tuesday that negotiations with the United States could make Cuban migrants passing through the Central American country seek refuge there.

Such arrangements are known as safe third country agreements, although Rosales rejected that term. He said over the past year some 70,000 Cubans had crossed Honduras on their way north to the U.S. border, adding that the talks with the United States were ongoing. (Reporting by Gustavo Palencia; Writing by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)