Clients gather outside a closed Banco Continental branch

Honduras Closes Bank as Elite Money Laundering Case Hits Savers

One of Honduras' biggest banks is to be liquidated as a result of the money laundering investigation into the powerful Rosenthal family, raising concerns over...
Yani Rosenthal

Honduras Elite Speaks Out Against US Money Laundering Charges

One of the Honduran elites accused by US authorities of money laundering, Yani Rosenthal, has spoken publicly to deny his family's alleged links to drug...
Jaime Rosenthal Oliva in his office

Why Elites Do Business with Criminals in Honduras

In early June, four months before the US released an indictment against Jaime Rosenthal and three others, InSight Crime sat down with Jaime and his daughter to...
Jaime Rosenthal Oliva

US Releases Indictment Against Honduras Business Behemoth

The United States has unsealed an indictment for money laundering against four Honduran nationals, including Jaime Rosenthal Oliva, a former vice president who is...
Yankel Rosenthal, president of Marathon soccer club

US Arrests Yankel Rosenthal, President of Honduras Soccer Club

United States authorities arrested Yankel Rosenthal, a former government minister and president of the Honduras soccer club Marathon, which is owned by one of...

‘Drug Trafficking Down 72% in Honduras’

According to an unidentified source in the Honduran security forces, drug trafficking has dropped significantly in Honduras thanks to military and intelligence...
Luis Alonso Valle Valle

Organized Crime Turmoil in Honduras Extends to Politics

After years of relative stability, the agreements that once governed Honduras' criminal underworld are reportedly falling apart, a development that would have no...
Fabio Lobo Lobo, the son of former Honduras president Porfirio Lobo

Son of Honduras Ex-President Arrested for Drug Trafficking

The son of former President Porfirio Lobo Sosa of Honduras was captured in an anti-drug operation in Haiti, a turn of events that may make other Honduran political...
The scene of the double murder in Honduras

Murder of Two Political Elites Shakes Honduras

The cold-blooded double murder of a congressman and his father, himself a former high-court judge and aspiring president, has sent another round of shivers through...