1) Information on the organization structure of the Honduras' Battalion 3-16; 2) Information on the peer linkages developed between members of this battalion. [HND2462]

Please find attached excerpts of documents which discuss the background, structure and membership of the death squad known as 'Battalion 316'.


Human Rights in Honduras: Central America's 'Sideshow' (Americas Watch Report: Washington, D.C.) May 1987, pp. 51-56 and 126-143.


Honduras: Civilian Authority - Military Power, Human Rights Violations in the 1980s (Amnesty International: London, 1988) pp.16-19.


Amnesty International Report 1989, (Amnesty International, New York, 1989) pp. 132-134.


Lindsey Grudson, "Political Violence Sweeping Once-Quiet Honduras" The New York Times, August 27, 1989.