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Crime Spree Makes Hondurans Fearful, Even of Police

Article Summary:

Criminals are taking the upper hand in Honduras where the majority of its citizens live behind bars, hire private guards and live in general fear of an uncontrollable wave of criminal violence in which even the police are involved.

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Original Article Text From Presa Libre via Google Translate :

Fear Spreads in Honduras

Violence in Honduras is winning shop owners to iron structures, agencies that provide security and arms dealers, including the company’s Armory owned by the Armed Forces of the Central American country.

But the losers are the majority of citizens in all levels of society, condemned to live imprisoned by walls and fences, to the uncontrollable wave of criminal violence in which even the police are involved.

The gates of bars across the width of the street and armored vehicles have become popular among sections of the upper middle class, both in the capital and other cities in this country of eight million people.

Over the past decade have become normal, even in the slums, poor areas, the barrier curb to curb, with one and three heavily armed guards coming out of a house to ask for identification to each person trying to enter with vehicle neighborhoods or colonies.

The police are not effective or reliable, as has been shown that many of its members are linked to organized crime and drug trafficking, so that Hondurans have had to resort to military or retired policemen for security

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