Honduras suspends 8 consuls in US
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has suspended eight of his country's consuls in the United States and the government says it will investigate allegations they illegally issued identity documents.

The government statement issued late Monday says the consulates affected are in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and New Orleans.

The Honduran Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that consular identity documents issued in the U.S. are not proof that a person is a Honduran citizen.

Local news media have alleged that the consulates were charging as much as $50 for such documents. Nearly 1 million Hondurans are believed to live in the United States.



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