Honduras

Five killed in western Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Five men were shot dead on Sunday inside a house in Honduras's western municipality of Esperanza, with their identities and the motive behind the homicide remaining unknown, local police said.

The incident occurred near a military detachment, local media La Prensa reported, quoting witnesses as saying that two vehicles arrived at the spot with several heavily armed men on board.

Police authorities cordoned off the crime scene and began investigation.

HONDURAS: JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF 38 LAWMAKERS, OFFICIALS FOR GRAFT

TEGUCIGALPA, July 23 (NNN-TELESUR)--A Honduran judge Saturday ordered the arrest of 38 Hondurans, including lawmakers, officials and individuals, accused of diverting more than US$11.7 million to finance political campaigns in the 2013 elections, EFE reported according to a judicial source.

The arrest warrants were issued by Judge Lidia Álvarez, before whom the accused must appear Monday at a hearing the judicial spokesman who requested anonymity told EFE.
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