U.S. May Start Sharing Sensitive Intelligence with Honduras in Drug Fight

Honduras’ envoy to the United States, Luis Fernando Suazo Barahona, told Reuters his country had demonstrated its commitment to combating drugs and stressed that anyone involved in intelligence sharing would undergo careful vetting.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) The United States could begin sharing sensitive intelligence with Honduras about inbound flights carrying drugs, U.S. officials told Reuters, even as the Central American country faces scrutiny from Washington over drug-related corruption.

A proposed memorandum of understanding on flight-path intelligence sharing, which has not previously been reported, has yet to be finalized by the U.S. and Honduran governments. Still, Honduras has already agreed to a key U.S. recommendation that it rescind authority to shoot down suspected drug trafficking planes flying into the country.

Washington is proceeding carefully, having learned painful . . .

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