Honduras

DEA gave a false story about deadly 2012 attack in Honduras, U.S. report says

DEA gave a false story about deadly 2012 attack in Honduras, U.S. report says

When a botched drug raid led to the shooting deaths of four civilians, including a teenage boy, on a Honduran river in May 2012, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials insisted that the victims were cocaine traffickers who had shot first and that DEA agents were present only as advisors.

Those claims were not true, according to a scathing report released Wednesday after a joint investigation by the Inspectors General of the Justice and State departments.

During the nighttime encounter on the Mosquito Coast, the lengthy report found, a DEA agent flying in a helicopter overhead ordered a Honduran door gunner to open fire with a machine gun on what turned out to be a...

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