Continued from page 1

On Tuesday, a Honduran lawyer who had reported torture and human rights violations by police officers was killed by gunmen, authorities said.

Three men stormed into the office of Ricardo Rosales, 42, shot him dead and escaped, said Hector Turcios, the police chief of Tela, a city 150 miles north of the capital.

Mr. Rosales earlier told local press that officers had tortured jail inmates in his city.

Adriana Gomez Licon reported from Mexico City.