The embassy offered a U.S. law enforcement adviser already embedded with a specially vetted unit of Honduran police to look into the assassination of Antonio Trejo Cabrera, 41, who was ambushed by gunmen early Sunday after attending a wedding in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because he was not authorized to give details.
Trejo's family was visibly upset at authorities, including an American woman who accompanied them to question the family after Trejo's memorial on Monday. The woman wouldn't identify herself, adding, "This is an active police investigation and this is the only thing I am going to say."While it's critical for Honduran authorities to solve Trejo's murder, that is not going to be enough. Honduras needs to reestablish the rule of law so as to prevent the murders of human rights activists and other vulnerable Hondurans. Unfortunately, it's not that simple as there's plenty of evidence that there are individuals at every level of government complicit in organized crime. There are good people too but their actions have been undermined by the corrupt. It's also clear that the US does not have the answers.
Now might be a good time to restart discussions on the viability of a regional CICIG.