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1995 series: Fatal secrets in Honduras

A four-part investigative Sun series describing how the Central Intelligence Agency helped train and equip a Honduran military battalion that tortured and executed civilians during a crackdown on suspected subversives during the early 1980s.

  • A Carefully Crafted Deception

    A dangerous truth confronted John Dimitri Negroponte as he prepared to take over as U.S. ambassador to Honduras late in 1981. The military in Honduras -- the country from which the Reagan administration had decided to run the battle for democracy in Central America -- was kidnapping and murdering...

  • A Survivor Tells Her Story

    Treatment for a leftist: Kicks, freezing water and electric shocks. In between, a visitor from the CIA.

  • Torturers' Confessions

    Now in exile, these CIA-trained Hondurans describe their lives -- and the deaths of their victims

  • Unearthed: Fatal Secrets

    When a wave of torture and murder staggered a small U.S. ally, truth was a casualty. Was the CIA involved? Did Washington know? Was the public deceived? Now we know: Yes, Yes and yes.

  • From the archives: Large investigative projects archived by The Baltimore Sun

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