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Honduras Toughens Up Anti-Gang Law

Honduras Toughens Up Anti-Gang Law

Honduras has strengthened legislation to combat gang activity by enacting stricter prison sentencing guidelines and new legal tools for prosecuting gang members -- all in the hopes of reining in street gangs and the crime and violence they generate. Read More

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Honduras

Honduras

Executive Summary One of the poorest countries in Latin America, Honduras is now also the region's most violent and crime-ridden country. This is, in part, due to its role as a strategically important transit nation for the transnational drug trade, as well as macroeconomic shifts, endemic poverty, corruption, and political turmoil. Estimates vary, but between 140 and 300 tons of cocaine are believed to pass through the country each year.

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