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Observatory of Violence in Honduras: Annual Report 2011

May 18, 2012

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The Observatory on Violence from the Democracy, Peace and Security Institute (IUDPAS), published the 24th edition of their Annual Report 2011, which reached eight uninterrupted years of providing reliable, systematic and heterogeneous data on the behavior of insecurity in Honduras from data collected by different official institutions. This is a comparative analysis of the years […]

U.S. Secret Drug War in Honduras: Botched DEA Raid Leaves 2 Pregnant Women, 2 Men Dead

May 18, 2012

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has confirmed its agents were on board a U.S.-owned helicopter with Honduran police officers when four people were shot and killed on a boat earlier this week. Two of the victims were said to be pregnant women. The deadly incident has highlighted the centrality of Honduras in the U.S.-backed drug […]

NYT, WaPo Let Unnamed U.S. Officials Spin Honduras Killings

May 18, 2012

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The details are somewhat murky, but we know the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is heavily involved in counternarcotics in Honduras. A shooting incident last Friday reportedly left four innocent people dead–including two pregnant women. Questions are being raised about whether they were shot by DEA agents who were apparently going after a boat carrying drug […]

HRW: Investigate Killing of Four Civilians

May 18, 2012

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(Washington, DC) – Honduran and US authorities should ensure a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation of the alleged killing of four civilians and wounding of four others during a joint counternarcotics operation in the Mosquitia region of Honduras. In the pre-dawn hours of May 11, a helicopter carrying members of the Honduran National Police and agents […]