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Honduras

May 2012 | Risk Summary

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo has appointed Isaac Ramon Santos Aguilar as the new director of the country's anti-narcotics ministry. We believe Santos has a daunting task ahead of him in light of both the significant influence the cartels wield, as well as substantial popular discontent over corruption within Honduras' security forces, evidenced clearly in the last six months in a series of mass public demonstrations. As an ex-colonel, Santos seems well placed to institute reforms to address the endemic corruption within the country's security forces, though at this point there is little indication he intends to do so.

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