Honduras http://www.kunc.org en In Honduran Crimes, Police Are Seen As Part Of The Problem http://www.kunc.org/post/honduran-crimes-police-are-seen-part-problem In the fight against drug trafficking, Central America has become a large recipient of U.S. aid, receiving nearly half a billion dollars over the past seven years. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:37:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 46686 at http://www.kunc.org In Honduran Crimes, Police Are Seen As Part Of The Problem Honduras Claims Unwanted Title Of World's Murder Capital http://www.kunc.org/post/honduras-claims-unwanted-title-worlds-murder-capital Latin America is riddled with crime, and no place is more violent than Honduras. It has just 8 million people, but with as many as 20 people killed there every day, it now has the highest murder rate in the world.<p>It would be easy to blame drug trafficking. Honduras and its Central American neighbors have long served as a favored smuggling corridor for South American cocaine headed north to the U.S.<p>But there are a number of factors that have contributed to Honduras' out-of-control killings. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 45671 at http://www.kunc.org Honduras Claims Unwanted Title Of World's Murder Capital In Honduras, Fighting HIV/AIDS Through Music And Theater http://www.kunc.org/post/honduras-fighting-hivaids-through-music-and-theater In the village of Corozal in Honduras, men ready boats for fishing excursions and boys play soccer on a beach lined with thatched huts.<p>On a sandy lot next to the town's main street, two teenage boys begin playing drums while women sing. For centuries, this has been the signature sound of celebration for the Garifuna, an Afro-Caribbean people on the Atlantic coast of Central America. Now this music has an additional purpose: to prevent HIV.<p>As people arrive to hear the drumming, the musicians become actors in a play. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:43:00 +0000 42209 at http://www.kunc.org In Honduras, Fighting HIV/AIDS Through Music And Theater Honduras Says Deadly Prison Fire Started By Cigarette http://www.kunc.org/post/honduras-says-deadly-prison-fire-started-cigarette Honduran officials said last week's prison fire that killed 360 was started by accident, when an inmate fell asleep with a lit cigarette. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:22:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 22762 at http://www.kunc.org Honduras Prison Fire: Most In Comayagua Jail Had Not Been Convicted http://www.kunc.org/post/honduras-prison-fire-most-comayagua-jail-had-not-been-convicted According to an internal government report sent to the United Nations and seen by the Associated Press, more than half the prisoners at the Comayagua jail in Honduras had not been convicted.<p>A late night fire on Tuesday, killed at least 356 people and left the country in mourning and the government grappling with a prison system that has long been criticized for its deplorable conditions.<p><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/16/honduras-jail-fire-prisoners-comayagua?newsfeed=true"><em>The Guardian</em> reports</a> that Comayagua had about 800 inmates in a facility that was bui Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:22:00 +0000 22491 at http://www.kunc.org Honduras Prison Fire: Most In Comayagua Jail Had Not Been Convicted