According to the Miami Herald, the State Department is actively sending funds to gay-rights advocacy groups and local officials in problem nations like Honduras, Uganda, Malawi, Pakistan and Serbia.
In Honduras, where 62 homicides against LGBT people were recorded last year, the money has gone directly to police forces to help fight hate crimes.
Under pressure from Washington, Honduran authorities ordered police to set up a unit to investigate crimes against gay people and others. The unit began work in November. That unit and a partner squad of a prosecutor, three detectives and two analysts have been given U.S. funds to function. Even so, there have been fewer than five arrests in LGBT slayings.
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