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Democrats voice frustration over US approach in Honduras

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


A group of Senate Democrats voiced frustration on Monday over the Trump administration efforts to address corruption and violence in Honduras, urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to link continued U.S. aid to the country with improvements in human rights.

In a letter to Tillerson, the lawmakers warned that the situation in Honduras remains grave despite U.S.-backed programs to strengthen and professionalize key government institutions. The Democrats said there is "credible evidence" that not all Honduran officials support serious efforts to combat organized crime and corruption.

Source: Associated Press