In yet another step towards the total militarization of what was once described as the US aircraft carrier in Central America, the dictatorial regime of Porfirio Lobo decreed yesterday to give full police functions to the Army on the pretext of fighting crime.
While the decree is for just 90 days, all relevant ministers are already speaking of perpetuating this state of exception. Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla announced that they will probably extend the decree before it expires, maybe making it an indefinite feature of the Honduran dictatorship:
For me 90 days are not enough. We need at least 10 years to solve this problem we have in Honduras.