Collateral Damage of a Drug War
The May 11 Killings in Ahuas and the Impact of the US War on Drugs in La Moskitia, Honduras
This report investigates counter-narcotics operations in Honduras involving the US Drug Enforcement Administration during which four innocent people were killed on May 11, 2012. The authors summarize and analyze the testimony and other information obtained during a visit in Honduras. They find inconsistencies in the official accounts of the incident. They conclude with a series of recommendations to the US government, including a suspension of US assistance to the Honduras Tactical Response Team (TRT) based on the human rights stipulation for US assistance to foreign security forces set forth under the Leahy Law.
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Annie Bird, Alexander Main, Karen Spring