News Analysis

Honduras Security Shift Confirms De Facto Reality of Military Control

Honduras Security Shift Confirms De Facto Reality of Military Control

The Honduras government named Julian Pacheco, an active military general, as the head of its Security Ministry in Honduras, another sign of its reliance on military personnel to fill positions in domestic security and other state institutions. Read More

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Completing Chapter, Honduras Extradites Valle Brothers to US

Completing Chapter, Honduras Extradites Valle Brothers to US

Two leaders of the notorious Valle Valle family now find themselves in US custody, extradited from Honduras a little over two months after their capture. The question now is what about the other top-level traffickers still at large? Read More

Honduras Solves 1% of Homicide Cases: Report

Honduras Solves 1% of Homicide Cases: Report

A new study revealed that only one percent of homicide cases in Honduras' three major cities ever resulted in convictions, underscoring the rampant impunity fostered by the country's dysfunctional criminal justice system. Read More

Top Urabeños Hit Man Captured in Spain

Top Urabeños Hit Man Captured in Spain

An alleged high-ranking member of Colombia's most powerful criminal group, the Urabeños, was recently captured in Spain, which may be a sign of increasing competition for European drug markets between the heavyweights of Latin America's underworld. Read More

Hong Kong Seizes Record Shipment of Honduran Wood

Hong Kong Seizes Record Shipment of Honduran Wood

Authorities in Hong Kong have seized rosewood from Honduras in what is reportedly the largest seizure of protected wood in the last ten years, highlighting how the demand for wood in Asia is driving illegal timber trafficking in Central America. Read More