Top Honduran anti-money laundering official shot dead
A leading anti-money laundering official was shot dead late on Thursday in Honduras, which is struggling to cope with violent Mexican drug cartels.


Orlen Chavez, head of the anti-money laundering unit in the public prosecutor's office, was shot in his car in the capital Tegucigalpa by unidentified gunmen believed to have been riding motorcycles, the office said. He died shortly afterwards in hospital. (Reuters)