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Honduras Violence

Neither the Crisis Nor the Solution Is at the Border

Liz Kinchen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Liz Kinchen

The 57,000 children who have recently amassed there are a tiny percentage of the hundreds of thousands who daily confront such extreme conditions that they've been driven to these extreme means in a desperate search for safety and sustenance.

In Honduras, Leaving the Weapons at Home

Gustavo Payan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Gustavo Payan

Often in the headlines for its sky-high homicide rate-close to 90 homicides per 100,000 residents -- Honduras is a country where despair is measured by the lives lost to violence every day.

Honduran Police Chief Denies Death Squads

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 11.02.2013 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In a capital accustomed to daily bloodshed, the man in charge of law enforcement is as feared ...

Corpse Found Hanging From Bridge Suggests Mexican Cartels In Honduras

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A dead man was found hanging from a bridge in downtown Tegucigalpa on Friday, the first time a corpse has been disp...

Device Explodes Outside Honduran President's Home

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran police say a device tossed from a moving car exploded 100 yards (meters) from the home of President Porfirio Lobo. ...

Gangs Are In Almost Half Of Honduras

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS | Posted 08.01.2013 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran gangs have expanded in the last decade and are now in 40 percent of the Central American country's territory, with g...

Honduran Police Accused Of Running Death Squads

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- At least five times in the last few months, members of a Honduras street gang were killed or went missing just after run-ins ...

AP's Honduras Correspondent Navigates Murder Capital Of The World

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 12.31.2012 | Latino Voices

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Every Saturday morning, one of my taxi drivers pays about $12 for the right to park his cab near a hospital, about two blocks...

15-Year-Old Boy Tragic Victim Of Honduras' Unrelenting Violence

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- In a capital so dangerous that only the "walking dead" are said to venture out after dark, nothing could draw an obedient son...

Mr. President, You Are Abetting Murder in Honduras

Andy Thayer | Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

The murder rate in Honduras now leads the world. It is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The government doesn't respect its own laws and judges are bought and sold by the few who can afford them.

Honduras: Lost or 'Re-founded'?

Jeremy Kryt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Kryt

As the human rights crisis escalates, and death squads once again terrorize the country, the grassroots, pro-democracy resistance movement in Honduras plans a referendum to test public support for "re-founding" the country by creating a new, more participatory constitution.