Please read this short, powerful commentary on "the depths of hell in Honduras" by OFRANEH, a group that Rights Action has supported and respected since 1998.
"What we're seeing in Guatemala is ... the way things have been there for a long time. If you are a civilian, there is one underlying reality: men with guns who do what they want and take what they want. Your options are to buy your own security and gunmen; to join a gang yourself; or to leave."
On May 11, 2012 a U.S. government DEA led drug interdiction went horribly wrong. Near Ahuas, a river town in the Moskitia region of Honduras, security forces opened fire on a passenger boat. A 14 year old model student was killed in front of his mother, along with two single mothers and young father of three. Three others were permanently disabled.
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Suddenly, all eyes are on the 47,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been apprehended at the U.S. border since the beginning of this year, the largest number of whom are from Honduras.