Honduras & the US Military

By John Lindsay-Poland The following is an introduction to a report that can be downloaded in its entirety here.

Honduras 
has
 increasingly
 become 
a 
hub
 for 
U.S. 
military 
operations
 in
 Central
 America,
 centered 
on 
the
 Soto
 Cano
 air
base 
(also
 known
 locally
 as 
Palmerola),
 which
 has 
received
 an
 infusion 
of 
up 
to 
$45 
million 
in 
construction 
funds 
since 
2009. 
Besides 
the 
U.S.
 military’s 
own 
presence 
and 
operations 
in 
the 
country,
 it 
also
 assists
 the
 Honduran
 military.
 After
some
–
but 
not 
all
–
military 
assistance 
was
 suspended 
during 
the
 de
facto
 government 
of
 Roberto 
Micheletti 
from 
July
 2009
 to 
January
 2010, 
the 
U.S. 
military 
appears
 to
 have 
made 
up
 for 
lost
 time
 in
 the 
last 
year.