David Enrique Meza Montesinos

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In Honduran murders, a flawed government response

Authorities did this graveside autopsy in the Nahúm Palacios murder--three months after the slaying. (CPJ)

In a letter to the editor published Sunday in The New York Times, Honduran minister on human rights Ana Pineda took issue with the findings of CPJ's recent special report on the murders of seven local reporters this year. Our report, which the Times detailed in a July 27 story, found a pattern of botched and negligent investigative work by Honduran authorities, which has fostered a climate of impunity in attacks on the press. In her letter, Pineda asserted that "all cases have been fully investigated," but her claim appears to be flawed.

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