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Honduran Lawyer Who Battled Drugs and Organized Crime Murdered

A Honduran lawyer who worked in a special unit of the Public Prosecutor’s office to combat organized crime was killed in the capital of Tegucigalpa, according to a statement by the presidential palace.

Orlan Arturo Chavez was shot and killed yesterday while driving his pick-up truck after leaving Honduras’s National Autonomous University, where he taught classes, according to Tegucigalpa-based newspaper La Prensa. No suspects have yet been identified, the presidency said.