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Porfirio Lobo, Honduran President, And U.S. Form Group To Investigate Growing Journalist Deaths

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Honduran journalists take part in a vigil in memory of over 20 journalists killed in Honduras in the last three years at Morazan square in Tegucigalpa, on May 24, 2012. Honduran journalists demand crimes to stop after the kidnapping and murder of Alfredo Villatoro of HRN radio. AFP PHOTO / Orlando SIERRA. (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/GettyImages) | Getty Images

The U.S. Administration is stepping in to protect human rights in Honduras, stricken by an escalation of press freedom violations and violent attacks against journalists.

On September 13, Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Maria Otero, and Honduran President Porfirio Lobo teamed up to launch the U.S.-Honduras High-Level Bilateral Human Rights Working Group.

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