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Honduras Considers Classifying Gangs as Terrorist Organizations

Honduras Considers Classifying Gangs as Terrorist Organizations

Lawmakers in Honduras are considering copying a recent decision by authorities in El Salvador to label gangs as terrorist groups, raising questions about what such a move would actually accomplish in the ongoing fight against gang violence in this Central American nation. Read More

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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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