NEW YORK – A Honduran native arrived in the Southern District of New York from the Republic of Honduras on March 24, to face charges for conspiring to distribute cocaine using an aircraft. As alleged in the Indictment unsealed on March 23, in Manhattan federal court, Juan Jose Veliz Pineda, a/k/a “Rocky,” facilitated the shipment […]
Officials in Honduras have discovered more than 60 hidden airfields in four eastern provinces, which drug traffickers use to smuggle their product into and out of the country.
Honduran sectors on Monday expressed through the press their opposition to the proposed legalization of drugs made by Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina. The digital newspaper laprensa.hn recalled that, according to a report of the Ministry of Security, 66 percent of crimes and offenses committed in Honduras are the result of drug use and trafficking. […]
The Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) and members of the National Council for the Fight Against Narcotics Trafficking (CNLCN) have met to discuss Honduras’s image in relation to drug trafficking and politicians. The President of the TSE, Enrique Ortez, expressed his concern that drug trafficking and organized crime, if not suppressed, could interfere in Honduran politics. […]
Excerpt: Ms. Frank’s insinuations about the Honduran government’s illegitimacy are offensive to the 56.6 percent of Hondurans who voted for President Porfirio Lobo in the last election. More than 4,600 international and domestic observers closely supervised the electoral process. The other four Honduran political parties recognized President Lobo’s election, have been integrated into the sitting […]