US opens new Central American frontline in drug war
After several villagers were killed on a Honduran river last month during a raid on drug smugglers by Honduran and American agents, a local backlash raised concerns that the United States’ expanding counter-narcotics efforts in Central America might be going too far.
But United States officials in charge of that policy see it differently.
After establishing a new strategy emphasizing more cooperation across various US departments and agencies, two smugglers’ flights were intercepted within a single week in May, a development that explains why American officials say they are determined to press forward with the approach.
Source: New York Times