Life For Young People in the Northern Triangle

Life For Young People in the Northern Triangle

Insecurity due to gang activity and repressive actions by authorities in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, have caused young people to adapt a live of seclusion, without diversions, and without opportunities, to avoid the violence. The Northern Triangle has 6.5 million young people between 15-24 (21.6% of the population), where each day they make vital […]

The Decision Not to Investigate Post-Coup Crimes.

The Decision Not to Investigate Post-Coup Crimes.

The decision by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, is an odd one. Earlier today Bensouda announced that she and the ICC will not be investigating crimes committed in the wake of the Honduran coup in 2009. She conceded that there were human rights violations. But that they were not to the […]

Why Should We Talk About Honduras?

Why Should We Talk About Honduras?

There’s a reason why we, as English-speakers need to pay attention to Honduras. There’s a reason why we should talk about the country. And it isn’t just because the other day a journalist from Honduras received word that his application for asylum got approved, despite the fact that, that is something we can and should […]

Head of Fuentes Alcántara Captured

Head of Fuentes Alcántara Captured

Various individuals were captured, among them the heads of criminal groups in an operation named “La Vega” in Olancho. Members of the Technical Agency of Criminal Investigation (ATIC), and the special attorney against crimes which take lives (FEDCV), and the Tigres special forces, launched operations in Guayape and Catacamas. The authorities had aimed at “Fuentes […]

Shifting the Conversation on Security.

Shifting the Conversation on Security.

Is it time we change how we talk about security in Honduras? One of the trending articles in English about Honduras includes this specific headline: “Why is Honduras So Violent?” This same article, by Insight Crime, features the sub-heading “Steps forward and backwards”. Perhaps it’s time English press talks about the steps forward. It might […]