An internal investigation alleges that 81 police officers in Honduras, including high-ranking officials, have been working for an MS13 gang leader and participated in horrific crime sprees that include the massacre of 12 people at a pool hall.
Honduras is a Central American nation situated on the Caribbean coast and bordered by Nicaragua to the south, El Salvador to the west and Guatemala to the north. Its climate is temperate, with dry and wet seasons. Tourists come to Honduras for its warm Caribbean beaches, turquoise waters, lush jungles, spectacular mountains and mysterious ancient ruins. The U.S. State Department notes that the security situation in the country is precarious due to high crime rate.