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During 2011, the Pentagon increased its military spending in the country of 71% over the previous year. Despite the serious economic, institutional and social crisis that rammed to Honduras since the coup, to the repeated complaints of corruption, violation of human rights and collusion with organized crime aimed at the national police, and the failure of the police treatment process, United States still giving funds to continue its programs.
Speaking to Opera Mundi, the Director of the Americas program of the ICC (Center for international politics), Laura Carlsen, said that United States "wants to have more control over security strategies internal of the Central American countries, especially now that several progressive or left-governments have been installed in Latin America. In this sense - continued - United States seeks to strengthen its military presence to confront what it sees as a threat to their traditional hegemony in the region ", she said.According to Félix Molina, it would be already seeing several signals showing the progressiveness of such intervention in Honduran stage. "Kicked off with the signing of an exchange of intelligence and experience between the regime of Porfirio Lobo and Colombia and then came the authorization to create new military bases of the United States in La Mosquitia and the Caribbean." Also, are witnessing the arrival of senior officials of the Department of State and the direct intervention in the process of evaluation of the public prosecutor, of cleansing of the police repression and creation of several laws", says the journalist.Among the disputed laws, Molina cited, among others, the anti-terrorism Act, the Act of intervention of communications private, national intelligence Act and the extradition act for Hondurans.Last March, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the United States, William Brownfield, anti-narcotics Office reported on the approval of a financing of 16.3 million of dollars to create a police task force to combat the most serious crimes.Keep Honduras in the front pages of newspapers and newscasts as the most violent country in the world and as a failed State would be, then, part of the U.S. strategy to justify a possible intervention in fact. "United States manages a double standard to ensure its objectives and strategic priorities. We are seeing increased its presence and its military bases in the region, as well as their social projects and cooperation, hiding their true interests,"said Borjas.A role, seemingly silent and subtle but very effective in practice, according to Molina seeks to strengthen institutionally the apparatus of security of Honduras, but that in fact "aims to strengthen the army, i.e. the device that monopolizes the Honduran State violence, and to ensure its hegemonic control".