Gang Violence In Honduras

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This section will discuss problems in Honduras and the importance of the Maryland chapter of Students Helping Honduras to reach their goal of $54,000.

Gang Violence in Honduras

Thousands of U.S. citizens have visited Honduras every year to study, for business, and even tourism. However, the government lacks the resources to fully address crime and violence. The U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning for Honduras since late 2012 (Miller, 2016). Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world. While not all the murder rates can be attributed to gang violence, there’s an estimated 7,000 street-gang members among approximately eight million people. They are not afraid to use violence and specialize in many illegal activities
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