I think I have mentioned here that Honduras was the worst country for getting pulled over and being asked for bribes. Well, it looks like things may be heading for a change in Honduras. I imagine this will take a very long time to clean up the police force and an even longer time to clean up their tarnished image.
“Honduras arrests 176 police in corruption purge”
“A total of 176 Honduran police officers have been arrested in a purge against corruption and organised crime, the authorities there say.”
These officers were arrested on suspicion of much bigger charges than just demanding bribes at traffic stops but this signals the start of a new effort to clean up the force. Hopefully in a few years travelers will have better luck than us. We never actually paid a fine but the stops take time and are quite annoying. Corrupt police can really change your opinion about an entire country.