Honduras: Honduras’ new penal code lightens sentences for corruption

Honduras’ new hotly contested penal code, which among other things will shorten sentences for some corruption-related crimes, took effect Thursday despite a last-minute attempt by opposition lawmakers to repeal it.

Civic groups and international watchdogs have criticized the reforms passed while a number of current and former lawmakers were under investigation for alleged corruption.

The government has since ousted the anti-corruption mission sponsored by the Organization of American States that was the driving force behind those investigations. In January, the Honduran government did not extend the mission’s mandate.

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