Honduras breaks tradition, names general as security minister

December 16, 2014 3:31 AM

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TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras on Monday appointed an active army general as security minister for the first time, to assist in battling violent drug gangs that have helped to make it the world's most murderous country.

General Julian Pacheco Tinoco, head of the National Division of Investigation and Intelligence, will take up the post from January 15, Hilda Hernandez, minister of Strategy and Communications, said on her Twitter account.

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