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03TEGUCIGALPA145 2003-01-17 21:57:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Tegucigalpa
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HIGHLIGHTS OF ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS IN HONDURAS

Tags:   KCRM SNAR KJUS PGOV EAID PREL HO 
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UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 000145

SIPDIS

STATE FOR INL/C/CP (MRIGGS AND RWERKSMAN), WHA/PPC (KHAMANN)
STATE FOR WHA/USOAS (MSTICKLES) AND WHA/CEN
STATE PASS AID FOR LAC/CEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM SNAR KJUS PGOV EAID PREL HO
SUBJECT: HIGHLIGHTS OF ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS IN HONDURAS

REF: A. 02 STATE 261607



B. 02 TEGUCIGALPA 01927 (ALL NOTAL)

In July 2002 Post submitted Ref B, which contains detailed
information regarding anti-corruption efforts and
achievements in Honduras. In December 2002, the National
Congress approved the creation of a Tribunal Superior de
Cuentas (TSC) - a new three (3) member panel selected by
Congress to oversee all corruption investigations and trials.
The TSC has brought the Comptroller General of the Republic,
the Directorate of Administrative Probity, and the Office of
State Assets under one roof and under the direction of the
panel. In October 2002, the Supreme Court dismissed the
entire three (3) judge Court of Appeals after one of its
members publicly accused another judge of accepting a bribe
for his ruling in a case. Other than these two incidents,
there have been no significant other anti-corruption efforts
to report.
Palmer