In addition to withholding money from Honduras, the U.S. military has stopped sharing radar information with the Honduran air force after learning that suspected drug flights were being shot down.
Honduran historian Rodolfo Pastor said the responsibility lies at the highest levels.
‘‘For years we have been saying Honduran soldiers and policemen are murderers,’’ he said. ‘‘In the end, it is their officers and the highest civilian officials who have ordered murder and justified covering them up who are truly responsible.’’
Associated Press writer Alberto Arce reported this story in Tegucigalpa and Martha Mendoza reported from Santa Cruz, California.