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Honduras Seizes Parakeets Smuggled from Nicaragua

Honduran authorities stopped two men accused of trying to smuggle 118 exotic parakeets from Nicaragua to El Salvador, concealed in fruit...
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US Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: Responding to Violence in Central America

This report outlines a series of actions by the U.S. government in order to face violence in Central America. Mexican drug trafficking organizations, local drug...
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Post-2009 Coup, Honduras a ‘Narco-Storehouse’

The Honduras government says Mexican gangs like the Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel are turning the country into a "narco-storehouse." Has the country sufficiently...
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Jamaica, Honduras Sign Security Pact to Fight Organized Crime

Honduras’ security and defense ministers met with their Jamaican counterparts in Tegucigalpa to sign a pact strengthening security cooperation as part of the fight...
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Honduras: 23 Journalists Murdered Since 2007

Honduras’ National Commission for Human Rights reports that 23 journalists have been murdered in the country since 2007; 16 of these since the 2009 coup that...
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Honduras Backs Down on Security Tax

The Honduran Congress softened new taxes intended to fund the fight against soaring violence and organized crime in the country, amid protests from business...
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How Central America’s Crime Wave Has Spared Nicaragua, So Far

Nicaragua, along with its neighbors Panama and Costa Rica, is often described as a country that dodged the wave of organized crime violence swamping Central...
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Departure of Honduras Security Minister a Victory for Corrupt Cops

With the departure of Honduran Security Minister Oscar Alvarez, an outspoken foe of police corruption, the country is facing an uphill battle as it grapples with...
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Honduras Murder Rate Set to Soar to 86 per 100,000

Honduras is on track to reach a murder rate of 86 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011, while El Salvador could see a rate of 72 per 100,000, according to new...