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Violence-torn Honduras suspends prosecutors

Thursday, April 18, 2013


The Honduran congress has voted to suspend the country's attorney general and his assistants and appoint an oversight committee to shake up the country's notoriously deficient law enforcement.

With a homicide rate of 91 per 100,000 residents, Honduras is often called the most violent country in the world. Prosecutors solve only about 20 percent of homicide cases, on average.

Congress voted late Tuesday to relieve Attorney General Luis Alberto Rubi of his duties, and appoint a commission to take over the prosecutor's office for 60 days.

Source: Associated Press