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COFADEH formed to search and demand justice for the victims of forced disappearance at the hands of the CIA-trained secret military unit known as Battalion 316 in the 1980s. Its scope broadened over the years and the organization has played a key role in documenting and denouncing human rights ...
The report also advised increasing military assistance to Honduras — launchpad for the US-funded contra war on the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua and home to the CIA-trained death squad Battalion 316 — as well as to Guatemala, “under suitable conditions.” In the latter, indiscriminate ...

Declassified cables from Negroponte's time in Honduras reveal no evidence Negroponte ever expressed even a mild objection to Battalion 316's systematic murders and human rights abuses. According to the National Security Archives: “The Honduran human rights ombudsman later found that more than ...
In response to questions about one of these units, Battalion 316, Negroponte had said, "I have never seen any convincing substantiation that they were involved in death squad-type activities." "Given what we know about the extent and nature of Honduran human rights abuses, to say that Mr. Negroponte ...
Negroponte, who later in his diplomatic career would move on to larger operations in Iraq, helped cover up the activities of Battalion 316, a death squad that disappeared scores of Hondurans. On May 14, 1980, Salvador's National Guard, along with a paramilitary unit, slaughtered at least 300 people trying ...
... Indigenous movement of murdered Honduran environmental leader Berta Caceres have warned that there are death squads operating in the territories that the slain activist long fought to defend that are akin to the brutal Cold War-era and CIA-trained secret army unit in Honduras known as Battalion 316.

Hundreds of political opponents of the 1980s U.S.-backed regime were kidnapped, tortured, and assassinated by the CIA-trained secret army unit Battalion 316, while at the same time Honduras served as a military base and training ground for U.S. counterinsurgency strategy in the region, especially in ...
... in human rights violations," another "100 Colombian military officers" linked in 1992 to various human rights abuses, several Peruvian military officers "linked" to a 1992 mass killing of university students and Honduran grads participated in the "clandestine military force known as Battalion 316." ...
He acknowledged that he went on to become a member of Battalion 316. But that's where his version of events diverges from those of his accusers. He has been charged with 27 crimes, including illegal detention, torture and murder. The most noteworthy case involved the illegal detention and torture of the ...
... for the US-funded contra war on the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua and home to the CIA-trained death squad Battalion 316 — as ...

The U.S.-backed Honduran army's secret police unit, Battalion 316, committed systematic massacres — all while John Negroponte was the ...
In response to questions about one of these units, Battalion 316, Negroponte had said, "I have never seen any convincing substantiation that ...
Negroponte, who later in his diplomatic career would move on to larger operations in Iraq, helped cover up the activities of Battalion 316, ...
... activist long fought to defend that are akin to the brutal Cold War-era and CIA-trained secret army unit in Honduras known as Battalion 316.
A combined force of Anti-drug trafficking police, Light Infantry Battalion 316, Military Affairs Security, Maiparsho police station and special ...
With the Reagan Administration turning a blind eye to the brutality of Battalion 316, intentionally downplaying or denying its violence in order to ...
Human rights groups consider him one of the most ruthless former operatives of an American-backed military unit, known as Battalion 316, ...


 

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