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Honduras cooperates with US human rights inquiry

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales said that the country is cooperating with the US investigation into allegations that the new national police chief once ran a death squad and that no US funds are being handled by the police chief.

It wasn’t clear what police units would be affected by what the Honduran government called a temporary hold on funds while a US group looks into the alleged human rights violations by National Police Chief Juan Carlos Bonilla, nicknamed “The Tiger.”

Honduran police units work directly with the US Drug Enforcement Administration and other US law enforcement with projects inside of Honduras.

Source: Associated Press