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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:25 PM
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Honduras approves wiretaps, motorcycle passenger ban in effort to crack down on crime
Honduras approves wiretaps, motorcycle passenger ban in effort to crack down on crime
By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, December 9, 12:56 PM

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras The Honduran Congress has passed bills allowing authorities to wiretap the telephone conversations, emails and bank accounts of suspected criminals and temporarily banning motorcycles from carrying passengers.

The two initiatives are aimed at stemming a wave of drug violence and organized crime that has plagued the Central American nation.

The lawmakers passed the measures Thursday, just days after a radio news host and a former adviser to the government were fatally shot by gunmen on motorcycles, presumably by shooters who were riding as passengers. The passenger ban is for six months.

President Porfirio Lobo is expected to sign both bills into law.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/honduras-a...
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 04:45 AM
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1. Honduras is a type case of what the U.S. "war on drugs" if really for:
killing leftists, trade unionists and other advocates of the poor, and drenching society in murder and mayhem to bolster fascist/militarist political aims. Meanwhile, the drugs just keep on flowing out of, or through, these U.S. "war on drugs" afflicted countries. Because, guess what? The fascists and militarists, here and there, are DIRTY with the trillion+ dollar drug trade!

Happened in Colombia.
Happened in Honduras
Is happening in Mexico.

Wherever the U.S. "war on drugs" goes, murder, mayhem and fascism follow.

It is the most horrible "vicious circle" ever devised by war profiteers.
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