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Children killed in Honduras

According to the NGO Casa Alianza, which helps to protect minors in Latin America, between January 2010 and December 2013 3,800 children and adolescents younger than 23 years of age were murdered in Honduras. The NGO has been collecting statistics on these murders since 1998. In 2013 the violent deaths of 1,013 girls, boys and young people were recorded, an increase of 102 cases when compared to the previous year. In December alone there were 87 (70 males and 17 females) killings. The NGO denounced the impunity with which these crimes are committed: the widespread perception among citizens is that the police merely collect the bodies and, where required, deliver them to their families, but nothing more. These murders would then remain nothing more than a document among court proceedings. The picture that emerges confirms the data that characterizes Honduras, catalogued as one of the most violent countries in the world.




St. Peter’s Square

Jan. 22, 2020