Authorities in the United States have arrested the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and charged him with drug trafficking, weapons offenses and lying to federal agents, the country’s Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Monday.
Joining the biggest caravan of Central American migrants heading North is not just a matter of escaping gang violence, it is a better alternative to more dangerous and expensive human smuggling routes,the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
A federal court sentenced a Honduran citizen Wednesday to more than three years in prison for conspiracy to launder over US$1 million in bribes and funds misappropriated from the Honduran social security agency, a U.S. Department of Justice press release said.
Three members of Congress, a deputy minister, and over a dozen others are in jail in Tegucigalpa awaiting trial on allegations in a US$12 million embezzlement case, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Investigators say that a recently appointed Honduran anti-corruption investigator who was initially believed to have commited suicide, was actually murdered, TeleSur reported on Monday.
The former Honduran First Lady, Rosa Elena Bonilla, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of embezzling around US $500,000 from public initiatives intended for the poor, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced.
The son of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges, theUS Department of Justice said.
When tropical storm Agatha hit Central America in May 2010, notorious Honduran drug traffickers saw an opportunity to launder their illicit money, the daily La Tribuna claimed in an exclusive report on Wednesday.
An international anti-corruption watchdog blamed several high ranking Honduran politicians and businessmen Tuesday for violence against environmental activists who stood in the way of their businesses.
Spanishpolice said Monday they arrested a senior member of the 18th Street gang, a major criminal organization in Central and North America, as part of an effort to stop an apparent push by the criminal organization into Europe.
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