At the start of the FBI’s recent Central American Law Enforcement Exchange (CALEE) program, participants from U.S. police departments and their counterparts from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Panama were strangers, but they shared one thing in common: a commitment to make their communities safe from violent gangs such as MS-13 and 18th […]
The town of Sonsonate, not far from the Pacific Ocean in western El Salvador, is home to a prison housing more than 800 inmates. Like many of the prisons in this Central American country, Centro Penal De Sonsonate incarcerates only gang members—and, by definition, each one is a killer. La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, and […]
The Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Almargo, announced plans to set up the Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity (MACCIH) in Honduras during a ceremony with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in September. The MACCIH’s mandate during 2016 will be to tackle widespread corruption and impunity within the country. “MACCIH” […]
Global Guardian is a firm that specializes in various operations related to security. It recently announced that it is adding Honduras to the multiple countries where it provides security, including services related to medical support, evacuations, emergency responses and more. It plans on working within Honduras’s most crucial cities and areas, including Tegucigalpa, Roatan, San […]
A new Decree sets the Honduras National Identity Cards to expire in January 2018 with the intention of being replaced by cards with better technical options.