Honduras, U.S. to Sign Drugs, Immigration Accords!

Honduras, U.S. to Sign Drugs, Immigration Accords!
Posted by FoM on February 22, 1999 at 18:01:33 PT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Honduras and the United States are due to sign bilateral agreements on drug trafficking and immigration policies when U.S. President Bill Clinton visits next month, a Honduran official said on Monday. 
"Prior to the visit by President Bill Clinton, there are some conventions to be signed in reference to questions about migration and drug trafficking," said Honduras' minister for security, Elizabeth Chiuz. Chiuz declined to offer details of the agreements, which were set to be signed officially by Honduran President Carlos Flores during Clinton's visit March 9. The Honduran stop is part of Clinton's March 8-11 trip to Central America. Honduran officials for several months have been negotiating an anti-drug trafficking accord with Washington amid fears that Honduran waters increasingly are being used as part of a route for illegal narcotics trade from South America to the United States. An estimated 80,000 Hondurans live as illegal immigrants in the United States. Many of them fled their native land following the devastation caused in October 1998 by Hurricane Mitch, which left thousands dead. 
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