Honduras elites have worked with organized crime for decades. These case studies illustrate the deep connections they share in business, politics and even security matters.
About this Project
Elites and Organized Crime is a multiyear project financed by the International Development Research Centre that investigates the dynamics between organized crime and elites in four countries: Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Colombia.
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