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Tue May 22, 2012, 04:33 AM

Commando Raid Followed Honduran Drug Shooting

Source: Associated Press

Commando Raid Followed Honduran Drug Shooting
By ALBERTO ARCE Associated Press
AHUAS, Honduras May 22, 2012 (AP)

The gunfire from a U.S.-backed Honduran anti-drug mission that appears to have targeted civilians by mistake wasn't the only terror that night more than a week ago, villagers say. They say heavily armed commandos then stormed into homes and manhandled residents, and they think American agents joined in.

After the shooting killed four passengers on a riverboat and wounded four more, the masked commanders landed their helicopters in this community of wooden shacks on stilts near the river and began breaking down doors hunting for a drug trafficker they called "El Renco," villagers told The Associated Press on Monday.

Witnesses referred to some of the agents as "gringos" and said they spoke English to each other and into their radios.

Hilaria Zavala said six men kicked in her door about 3 a.m., threw her husband on the ground and put a gun to his head. "They kept him that way for two hours," said Zavala, who owns a market near the main pier in Ahuas. "They asked if he was El Renco, if he worked for El Renco, if the stuff belonged to El Renco. My husband said he had nothing to do with it."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/commando-raid-honduran-drug-shooting-16401596

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Tue May 22, 2012, 05:36 AM

1. Yep thats us making friends everywhere nt

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Tue May 22, 2012, 11:59 AM

2. Our tax dollars at work

Building a better world, I'm sure.

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Tue May 22, 2012, 12:03 PM

3. DEA: "When we're not busy buying Colombian hookers, we terrorize Honduran peasants."

Now, there's an agency I can get behind.

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