Instability in Honduras
Instability in HondurasNarco-traffickers and state-sponsored violence are destablising this Central American nation.
Honduras has become the murder capital of the world. In the last six years, its homicide rate increased 250 per cent, but what is behind the violence? In 2011 alone, nearly 7,000 homicides were recorded.
Some argue it is a spillover effect from Mexico's drug war. Others accuse the state security forces of being heavily involved in the killings.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Marco Caceres, author of “The Good Coup”, and Rodolfo Pastor (@RudoPastor), a former Honduran diplomat.
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