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White House calls for 'tangible' progress in Honduras

Thursday, November 29, 2012

President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser said the US wants to see “tangible progress” in protecting human rights in Honduras.

After meeting Honduran President Porfirio Lobo in Tegucigalpa , adviser Denis McDonough said “the fight against violent crime and impunity cannot be conducted at the expense of human rights.”

The United States is withholding $50 million, about half of its aid to Honduras, due to concerns by some members of Congress about military and police corruption.

Source: Associated Press