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Wild West of Honduras: Home to Narcos and Their Politicians

On a December morning in 2018, Javier Erazo, known as “El Huita,” took to his hammock after a horseback ride at his farm in Ocotepeque, a town on the western...
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Criminal Allegations Unravel Honduras President’s Crime Fighting Facade

Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández assumed the presidency as a so-called “crime fighter” that the United States could collaborate closely with to rid...
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How an Ex-Mayor Could Bring Down the Honduras President

The former mayor who may bring down Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández first appears on page eight of what can only be described as one of the most...
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How Drug Traffickers Became Masters of Honduras’ Forests

Illegal timber and drug trafficking are closely linked in northeastern Honduras, a major cocaine corridor in this region. There, criminal groups have savvily...
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Honduras Anti-Graft Body Secures Historic Conviction of Former First Lady

After a high-profile investigation, anti-corruption prosecutors in Honduras have secured a conviction against a former first lady, marking the first such judgment...
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández
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Will Drug Conspiracy Allegations End US Support for Honduras President?

With a public accusation that he accepted drug proceeds for his political campaigns, the US appears to finally be turning its back on its longtime ally, Honduras...
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Honduras Police Purge May Be Derailed by Alternative Agenda

Honduras has created an elite force to keep tabs on former police officers purged from the security services for suspected criminal activity, but there are reasons...
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Honduras Gangs Turn to Bus Workers to Collect Extortion Fees

Street gangs in Honduras are forcing transport workers to participate in extortion rackets, highlighting the vulnerability of a group already hit hard by such...
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Honduras Drop in Homicides One Part of Complex Security Situation

A new report has found that a sustained reduction in homicides in Honduras has led to a decrease in the impunity rate, but despite this progress, insecurity remains...