Honduran president José Orlando Hernández signed an anti-corruption and accountability mission into existence Tuesday at the Organization of American States, months after its initial announcement in September. The mission, called MACCIH for its Spanish initials, was announced after public outcry for accountability following a major corruption scandal within the Honduran Social Security Institute that led […]
The recent arrest of six current and former soccer bosses in Honduras reveals how deeply crime and sports intersect in the country, at a time when corruption crackdowns are taking a heavy toll on the sport’s leading figures. The soccer world has recently been shaken by corruption investigations that have led to the indictment of […]
Is it time we change how we talk about security in Honduras? One of the trending articles in English about Honduras includes this specific headline: “Why is Honduras So Violent?” This same article, by Insight Crime, features the sub-heading “Steps forward and backwards”. Perhaps it’s time English press talks about the steps forward. It might […]
“Today yes, the entire country wants to combat corruption and crime in the country.” Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez spoke these words, acknowledging the onslaught of demands calling for his resignation. This past weekend saw a growing number of protests and marches organized throughout the country of Honduras, and even #RenunciaJOH on Twitter has been […]
The boss of the “Cartel of the Atlantic” was arrested for drug trafficking, murder, attempted murder, and escape (in 2007); however, prison officials confirmed that Montes Bobadilla was released Saturday night.