Honduras Cracks Down on Gang Related Crimes

Honduras Cracks Down on Gang Related Crimes

Several raids took place this morning in various San Pedro Sula neighborhoods, including San Cristobal, Jerusalem and Gracias a Dios. Honduras is cracking down on gang-related crimes, and as recently as Tuesday evening passed Article 222 of the Penal Code, which establishes a penalty of up to 20 years in prison for the crime of […]

Honduran M-13 Informant Granted New Trial

An MS-13 gang member who became an informant and then was convicted of lying about murders he committed in his native Honduras won an order from a federal judge in San Francisco today for a new trial. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer ruled that prosecutors hadn’t proved that Roberto Acosta’s alleged lie was material, or […]

Mara 18 Gang Members Captured

Four alleged members of the “Mara 18” were captured, and another killed, during a shootout with the preventive police in the evening hours on Saturday. The altercation, which lasted several minutes, took place in the La Planeta neighborhood of La Lima, Puerto Cortés. The dead alleged gang member could not be identified through forensics. He […]

Gangs Use Compassion for Profit

In Honduras, public compassion can translate in to big money. At least that is what thugs in Tegucigalpa are betting on. Gangs are renting children from their parents, in the hopes that the mentally or physically challenged innocents will net a large profit over the holidays. In the past, children that beg on the streets […]