- - Monday, October 15, 2012

TEGUCIGALPA — Gunmen attacked three groups of men playing soccer at small fields in Honduras, killing 11, police said.

The motives for the attacks in the rural province of Olancho were under investigation. Drug traffickers have been active in the area.

The victims were ages 18 to 25.

Police Commissioner Hector Garcia said the first attack, on Saturday, killed eight men.

The second attack, on Sunday, killed two more men, and a third attack left one man dead.

All the attacks occurred around the city of Catacamas.

TRINIDAD and tobago

Security official bans release of crime reports

PORT-OF-SPAIN — Don’t expect any more crime news from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

National Security Minister Jack Warner has forbidden police to release crime reports and statistics, saying that such information encourages people to commit more crime.

The island’s independent police service commission said it is amazed by the order. The commission appoints the police chief and oversees disciplinary actions.

Thousands of Trinidadians criticized Mr. Warner’s decision last week via social media, on radio and Internet comments sections, accusing him of violating the country’s freedom of information laws.

Mr. Warner was a FIFA vice president who oversaw North America and Caribbean soccer for almost three decades before resigning in June 2011 to avoid investigation in a bribery scandal tied to the FIFA presidential election. He has denied wrongdoing.

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