Which country has the highest murder rate in the world? Congo, Somalia, Afghanistan?
With 82.1 murders for every 100,000 inhabitants, Honduras has now has more than eight times the average number of killings in the world.
Homicides have doubled in the last five years nationally and the regions of Cortés, Atlántida and Colón see more than 100 murders for every 100,000 inhabitants.
“Poverty can force people into extremely bad situations,” said Fr German Cálix, Secretary General of Caritas Honduras.
Poverty is responsible for lower quality of life for Hondurans. It impacts on the increasing number of robberies and crimes on commission. Murders and violence over land disputes are common.
The maras or drug gangs are responsible for many of the killings. Although Honduras is not a main drug producer in the region, it has become the most important stopover for drug trafficking by plane from South America to North America. Slayings are a result […]