Honduras

Marines of the Honduras Navy patrol the Fonseca Gulf on March 26, 2013. Maritime borderlines between Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador are often violated by fishermen causing  tensions among the countries.  AFP   PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA.        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Call for U.S. Accountability in 2012 Honduran Killings

A report detailed how DEA misled Congress on the attack that left four civilians dead. Senators are furious no DEA officials were punished.

Slain Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres posters are carried  during a International Women's day demonstration in Tegucigalpa on March 08, 2016.     AFP PHOTO /Orlando SIERRA. / AFP / ORLANDO SIERRA        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Amnesty: Honduras, Guatemala Deadliest Countries for Environmental Activists

Indigenous rights activists are increasingly being murdered with impunity.

GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA:  Members of the antidrug squad of Guatemala's Civil National Police, transport at the Air Force base in Guatemala City around a ton of cocaine, seized in Peten, a department on the border with Mexico, 25 January 2004.       AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA  (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

From Cocaine Cowboys to Narco-Ranchers

As the drug trade takes over Central America, drug barons have found an increasingly reliable option for laundering their cash: cows.

A woman holds a portrait of murdered Honduran Human Rights activist, Coordinator of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) Berta Caceres Flores, during an homage on the International Women Day in Tegucigalpa on March 8, 2016.  Caceres was murdered on March 3 in La Esperanza, Honduras.   AFP PHOTO /Orlando SIERRA / AFP / ORLANDO SIERRA        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

It Takes Two Dead Activists for Banks to Suspend Funding for Honduran Project

Two development banks suspended funding for the Agua Zarca project two weeks after Berta Cáceres's murder.

Slain Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres posters are carried  during a International Women's day demonstration in Tegucigalpa on March 08, 2016.     AFP PHOTO /Orlando SIERRA. / AFP / ORLANDO SIERRA        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

After Activist’s Murder, Dutch Investors Question Ties to Hydroelectric Project

NGOs demand action from Amsterdam as a witness to Berta Cáceres's death is prevented from leaving Honduras.

Activists protest against the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres, in La Esperanza, 200 km northwest of Tegucigalpa, on March 3, 2016. Indigenous activist Berta Caceres, a respected environmentalist who won the prestigious Goldman Prize last year for her outspoken advocacy, was murdered in her home Thursday, her family said.  AFP PHOTO /ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP / ORLANDO SIERRA        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Was This Prominent Honduran Activist Murdered in Her Own Home?

Honduran activist Berta Cáceres feared for her life before she was shot dead.

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Migrants Are the Symptom. Good Governance Is the Cure.

If the U.S. really wants to stanch illegal immigration from Central America, it should finally start addressing the root of the problem.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on as fake dollar notes fly around him, thrown by a British comedian during a press conference at the FIFA world-body headquarter's on July 20, 2015 in Zurich. The 79-year-old Swiss official looked shaken as the notes thrown by Simon Brodkin, stagename Lee Nelson, fluttered around him in a conference hall at the FIFA headquarters. Brodkin was taken away in a Swiss police car after the stunt. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Worst Corruption Scandals of 2015

A number of corruption scandals exploded in 2015. FP looks back at some of the most egregious.

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FIFA Officials Suspected of Taking ‘Millions’ in Bribes Arrested

The Justice Department's investigation into FIFA graft creeps closer to the United States.

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It’s Time for the U.S. to Tackle Corruption in Central America

Last year the United States took an important step toward helping the region clean up its bad actors. Now it needs to follow through.

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Hungry crocodiles in the pool of a private farm in the San Manuel municipality, Cortes department, 220 km north of Tegucigalpa on November 1, 2015. Thousands of  crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) are starving since weeks ago after the owner of the farm was accused of drug trafficking in the United States. Several member of the prominent  Honduran Rosenthal family, including businessman and former vice president (1986-90) Jaime Rosenthal, were accused in the U.S. of drug trafficking and money laundering.      AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

A Tale of 10,000 Sanctioned and Starving Crocodiles

The U.S. froze a wealthy Honduran family's assets after they were accused of drug trafficking. Now the family's 10,000 crocodiles are starving.

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‘Gangs Don’t Forgive’: The Family Casualties of Central America’s Drug Wars

A new report from the U.N.’s refugee agency sheds light on Central America’s worsening gang violence and the refugee crisis it has created.

Demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez over an ongoing corruption scandal demonstrate in Tegucigalpa on August 28, 2015. The demonstrators, known as "indignados" -- the indignant ones -- march with torches demanding the creation of an anti-corruption commission and calling for Hernandez to go while rejecting any dialogue with him. AFP PHOTO/ STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Honduras’s Aborted Mission for Political Reform

Restive Hondurans fear a historic opportunity for groundbreaking political change is about to pass them by.

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There Are No Peasants Here

Honduras’ brave new economic experiment is buoying an era of development by kicking poor farmers off their land.

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