Crime Fighting

News of crime fighting in Honduras. Highlights of work being performed by security officials and efforts made toward fighting crime nation-wide.

National Commission of Human Rights Meets with Tauli-Corpuz

National Commission of Human Rights Meets with Tauli-Corpuz

The special rapporteur to the UN on the affairs of Indigenous groups, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz met with a member of the National Commission of Human Rights, Linda Rivera, to learn and discuss the ongoing situations facing Indigenous Hondurans, related to violence and access to justice. Tauli-Corpuz, who began an official visit to Honduras on the 2nd […]

Protest Outside of UNAH Met with Force

Protest Outside of UNAH Met with Force

Earlier today students, seemingly connected with the opposition and the Outraged Movement were part of a protest that was met with force. Specifically with tear-gas canisters. Prior to 11, the Suyapa Boulevard in front of Unah (the National Autonomous University of Honduras), in Tegucigalpa was the location of a protest that was planned to occur […]

Travel Warnings and Honduras

Travel Warnings and Honduras

Do travel warnings need to happen? Honestly? No. They can be appreciated for reminding people that these countries are dangerous. But the biggest thing they do is prevent people from coming to Honduras. Which is most likely their intention. Thousands of individuals from the United States, and other English speaking countries come to Honduras. Some […]

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 […]