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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...
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MS13 Grows Extortion Empire Through Honduras Mototaxi Fleet

The MS13 in Honduras has gone from shaking down motorcycle taxi drivers to owning fleets of the bikes and controlling the organizations that license them, showing...
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Narco-Politics Cast Shadow on Honduran Presidents: Court Documents

Honduras’ most powerful drug trafficking organization, Los Cachiros, bribed the country’s former president and opened a line of communication to current...
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Why US Aid Cuts to Central America Will Help Organized Crime

In late March, President Donald Trump followed up on his threat to suspend US aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, He had repeatedly made this pledge,...
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US Corruption List Highlights Northern Triangle Presidents’ Criminal Ties

A new US list of corruption suspects in Central America includes officials with ties to sitting presidents -- an important step in recognizing how deeply corruption...
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Testimony Brings Honduras President Closer to Brother’s Drug Trade Ties

Newly unveiled testimony from the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández about his links to the drug trade is making it harder for the Central...
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Honduras Private Sector and Anti-Extortion Police: An Unholy Alliance?

Honduras’ private sector, under the banner of regional chambers of commerce, joined forces with the country’s elite anti-extortion unit in what was a fruitful...
Former Atlantic Cartel leader Wilter Neptalí Blanco Ruíz
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Atlantic Cartel in Honduras Shipped Cocaine to South Korea

The discovery that two cocaine-laden ships were bound for South Korea from Honduras in 2016 suggests that the rising demand for drugs in East Asia has been met in...
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Street Gangs

The notorious Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) and 18th Street Gang (Barrio 18) are behind the majority of extortion rackets in the Northern Triangle. The development of...