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Weekly InSight: The Urbina Soto Family Fiefdom in Honduras

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 OCT 2017 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

In our October 19 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke about InSight Crime's new investigation into the Urbina Soto family in Honduras, and their criminal legacy.

The investigation details how members of this powerful clan came to dominate the department of Yoro, and run criminal enterprises ranging from illegal logging to moving drug shipments north. Their political tentacles reached to the highest levels of government, and they also held a tight rein on local police and judicial matters in the area.

Watch the full conversation below:

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