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Honduras says US personnel to help stem violence

January 19, 2012
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MEXICO CITY—Honduran President Porfirio Lobo says the United States is sending people to help Honduras battle the violent crime that led to the withdrawal of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers this week.

Lobo says the Americans will work on analyzing the problems.

Lobo told the HRN radio network Thursday that "soon there will be U.S. personnel here ... and that will contribute to the tranquility of the Honduran people."

He did not say if the Americans would come from some government agency or a private company.

The United States confirmed Monday that all 158 Peace Corps volunteers had left Honduras.

Lobo says that Honduras is also receiving security help from Colombia, Chile, Spain and other countries.

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