A group of indigenous women in Honduras has reported human abuses by drug traffickers to a visiting Interamerican Commission of Human Rights's (IACHR) representative, in an unsual appeal to a human rights body for protection from organized crime.
Honduras' Congress has taken up the debate over the possible establishment of a military police unit as an answer to spiralling violence, a discussion that will likely touch upon the dangers of blending police and military roles.
A "narcocorrido" band's visit to the small town of El Paraiso in western Honduras has drawn attention to the narco-towns along Central America's cocaine trail, where drug money and impunity reign.
Extortion and threats by criminal gangs led to the shutdown of an estimated 17,500 small businesses in Honduras over the past year, indicating the level to which street gangs continue to suffocate the country's economy.
The top levels of the Honduran police command will undergo drug and polygraph testing, as the country's attempt to purge the security forces of corruption finally moves up a gear.
In Honduras, two high-profile killings have raised the question of whether criminal actors are waging a war against the government, in protest of the possible extradition of Honduran nationals to the US.
The US government is to open a security training center for Central American journalists in an attempt to plug the gap left by the regional authorities' inability to protect journalists threatened by organized crime groups.
Low ranking police officers in Honduras went on strike Monday over pay and work conditions, raising the question of how to successfully reform one of the most corrupt forces in Latin America amid the highest homicide rate in the world.
Venezuela seized more than 2.6 tons of cocaine that authorities believe was destined for Central America, highlighting the scale of what is now one of the region's principal trafficking routes.
Tegucigalpa residents say that police work with gangs that go door-to-door to collect extortion fees of nearly $80 per month, in an example of the involvement of security forces in organized crime in Honduras.