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Over 50% of Incarcerated in Honduras in Pre-trial Detention: NGO

Over 50% of Incarcerated in Honduras in Pre-trial Detention: NGO

A report from a non-governmental human rights organization highlights the poor conditions of Honduras' prisons, an issue exacerbated by judicial delays and the practice of pre-trail detention, which has led to severe overcrowding. Read More

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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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