United States, Honduras dispute over drug routes through Honduras

According to the U.S. State department, 79% of aircrafts transporting cocaine stop in Honduras. The department claims that drug shipments by air from South America often make their first stop in Honduras. Drug-trafficking continues to increase in the country, according to Tiempo. When the U.S. released this statement, President Porfirio Lobo sent a representative to Washington to address grievances and misunderstandings. In an interview on July 23, 2012, Lobo stated that calling Honduras a “mafia airport” was a great hypocrisy from the United States. The 2012 report on the U.S. Department of State website claims 95% of drugs produced in South America passes through Honduras. The report also acknowledges Honduran attempts to secure the state from drug crimes. Read Article

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