Honduras opposition group calls for investigations into fraud claims
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Honduras opposition group calls for investigations into fraud claims

An opposition group that has led recent anti-government protests in Honduras says it rejects creation of a national commission using foreign judges and prosecutors to investigate corruption. It says only an international commission is acceptable.

The group calling itself the “Indignant Opposition” said that allegations of Social Security fraud in Honduras should be investigated by a commission like the one the United Nations heads in neighboring Guatemala.

The independent International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala helped the recent probe of alleged kickbacks that resulted in the resignation and jailing of that country’s president and vice president.

The Honduran opposition group says it opposes an Organization of American States proposal to have foreign judges and prosecutors help investigate official wrongdoing because the effort would still be under national government control.

Associated Press