Eight Honduran consulate officials in U.S. suspended for taking bribes
Honduran passports [AFP]

Eight of the 11 Honduran consuls in the United States have been suspended, accused of illegally issuing consular identity papers to Hondurans in exchange for bribes, an official said Wednesday.

Honduras suspended the consuls in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and New Orleans, chief cabinet official Reinaldo Sanchez told reporters.

The consuls are accused of issuing papers, generally in exchange for $50, without authorization. They may face legal action.

More than one million Hondurans are thought to live in the United States, many of them as undocumented migrants.

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