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Honduras currently hosts 529 U.S. military personnel, far more than any other country in the Western hemisphere, and they are deeply embedded with the Honduran military which committed the coup. In the 1980s, under Ambassador John Negroponte, who eventually became Director of National ...
A Honduran medical doctor serving the poorest of the poor in his politically ravaged country is appealing to U.S. citizens to help stem further bloodshed in the aftermath of what .... It's returning to the terror in the 1980s" when a notorious death squad — Battalion 3-16 — disappeared people seeking change.

Honduras did not experience a civil war, yet it was not free from U.S. intervention. The U.S. used Honduras, controlled by a right-wing government, as a staging ground for its operations in El Salvador and Nicaragua. The infamous Battalion 3-16, a military death squad, worked under the instruction of the ...
He had direct relations with Honduras's Battalion 3-16, which illegally abducted, clandestinely tortured, and summarily murdered well over 200 victims. He disregarded their atrocities—though he did intervene in selected cases, in order to preserve their secrecy. Negroponte has always vociferously denied ...
US military aid to Honduras increased from $4 million to $200 million between 1980 and 1985, and the Reagan administration paid top Honduran military brass for their assistance. Repressive forces, including Battalion 3-16, were trained by the CIA and FBI, and the United States provided the money to hire ...
To be sure, much of Honduras' contemporary plight - while perhaps appearing on the surface, like Zoellick's T-shirt, to be a domestic creation - is in fact Made in USA. Encouraged by then-US ambassador to Honduras John Negroponte, the Battalion 3-16 death squad was responsible for the disappearance ...

On July 26, 2012, legislation was introduced in the Honduran Congress to create an elite police force aimed at strengthening the National Police. ... There is legitimate concern in Honduras that the TIGRES could be tailored after the infamous Battalion 3-16 unit, which was responsible for countless human rights violations, ...
In reality, it is a package of seemingly legal measures, “a la Honduran”, that permits the US Southern Command, the DEA, the CIA and, in short, the Pentagon, to take complete control of Honduras' territory and population. This military-police body that is being created, independent of the Security Ministry, ...
At 4 a.m. on June 28, 2009, a battalion of 150 masked Honduran soldiers under ... He had direct relations with Honduras's Battalion 3-16, which ...
The management team now includes Romas's position, plus assistant and deputy chiefs and three battalion chiefs. The department is poised to ...
Alvarez's Battalion 3-16 in Honduras, the death-squads of Col. D'Aubuisson in Salvador. Even Costa Rica received unwanted attention (there ...
As early as 1979, Honduras established Battalion 3-16, an army unit ... of Honduran citizens were kidnapped, tortured and killed by Battalion ...
San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sep 6, 2016 / 01:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News). ... and their Spanish and Honduran counterparts, who worked hard everyday to live and ...
Honduras was central to the Reagan administration's efforts to halt the spread of ... It was also where budding members of Honduran death squads ... Repressive forces, including Battalion 3-16, were trained by the CIA and ...
Encouraged by then-US ambassador to Honduras John Negroponte, the Battalion 3-16 death squad was responsible for the disappearance of ...
Moreover, the Honduran coup is something of a radioactive issue with .... ties with the infamous US-trained death squads of Battalion 3-16.
The proposal to create a new elite police unit in Honduras called TIGRES (Tropa de ... On July 26, 2012, legislation was introduced in the Honduran Congress to ... the infamous Battalion 3-16 unit, which was responsible for countless human ...

In other words, we are suffering from the United States' disgraceful exploitation of the institutional malnutrition suffered by the Honduran state ...
The Murder of Walter Trochez: Political Violence and Impunity in Honduras ... of the brutal tactics of Battalion 3-16, an intelligence unit within the Honduran Army ...
The military coup led by SOA graduates in Honduras on June 28, 2009, has once ... The head of the Honduran Air Force, General Luis Javier Prince Suazo, ... has faced charges in connection with the notorious death squad, Battalion 3-16, ...
Alvarez's Battalion 3-16 in Honduras, the death-squads of Col. D'Aubuisson in Salvador. Even Costa Rica received unwanted attention (there was no standing army since 1946) when its national police force somehow found an incubus implanted in vitro, ...
... Honduras established Battalion 3-16, an army unit "trained and equipped by the CIA to gather intelligence about subversives," according to the Baltimore Sun.
The publication also found in the course of a 14-month investigation that hundreds of Honduran citizens were kidnapped, tortured and killed by Battalion 3-16 in the 1980s. Honduras' military government held a general election in 1981, which was won by ...


 

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