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· October, 2011

Stories about Honduras from October, 2011

Honduran Police Suspected of Killing Two University Students

  31 October 2011

Two university students were killed on October 22; La Gringa's Blogcito reports that four police suspected of killing the students were taken into custody but later “escaped”. “Even in this high profile case, it appears that police still attempted cover up and still felt free to intimidate reporters. What should...

Honduras: Blogger's Facebook Account is Shut Down

  24 October 2011

‘La Gringa’, from La Gringa's Blogcito, says her Facebook account was disabled because someone filed a complaint about her username (‘La Gringa’, her internet pseudonym) after she published a series of posts on crime in Honduras. She explains why she uses a pseudonym and points out that an online petition...

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Videos: Central America Under Water

  20 October 2011

The tropical depression 12-E over Central America has brought torrential downpours and rains for days on end, causing flooding, closing roads and highways and displacing people. This post shows the effects of the rainfall through several Central American countries.

Honduras: An In-Depth Look at Crime

  18 October 2011

La Gringa’ from La Gringa's Blogcito has published the first blog post in a series about crime in Honduras, where she reports that “The recent United Nations Global Study on Homicide put Honduras in the spotlight by naming it number one with 82.1 murders per 100,000 population.”

Central America: The Dangerous Journey of Female Migrants

  18 October 2011

“Every year, thousands of migrants risk their lives on a treacherous journey toward el norte, facing violence, extortion, kidnapping and discrimination. However, female migrants face a heightened risk of exploitation in the form of sexual violence and trafficking at the hands of many groups: criminal gangs, corrupt officials, law enforcement,...

Latin America: Music Blog Loves to Discover New Songs

  14 October 2011

The blog Amo descubrir canciones [es] (“I love to discover songs”) reviews music from around the world, with a special focus on Latin America. The blog includes specials with songs by country [es], song covers [es], and songs recommended by readers [es]. The latter category includes a post on “Songs...

Honduras: Police Close Special Unit for Femicide Investigations

  11 October 2011

“Honduras is now second only to Guatemala in femicides (for Central America) and, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the country with the highest homicide rate in the world (only since the coup). Despite the high level of femicides, the police have closed the Special Unit...

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