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64,528. I was a racketeer for capitalism. I helped purify Nicaragua for international banking. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests. And I helped make Honduras ripe for American Fruit Companies. (Central America & Nicaragua & Dominican Republic & Honduras) General Major Smedley Butler
73,940. Across Honduras there’s almost one murder ever hour. (Caribbean & Honduras) Caribbean with Simon Reeve III
76,239. Noam Chomsky has a book, which I read for the first time when I was in Spain, called Fear of Democracy. There is your answer. Fear of democracy. In Honduras, they had a sham democracy. It was run by elites, what was called a liberal democracy, but in reality was a false democracy. Hugo Chavez
80,787. His name is Yax Kuk Mo. His spirit haunts this valley deep in the rainforest of Honduras. He is the legendary founder of Copan, a Mayan city mysteriously abandoned over one thousand years ago. For four hundred years his dynasty of holy lords rules a kingdom through hallucinogenic visions, ritual warfare and human sacrifice. (Maya & Psychedelics & Honduras) Nova: Lost King of the Maya, PBS
97,951. Danli prison, Honduras, home to over 700 of the country’s most dangerous inmates … They’ve handed over the keys to a convicted murderer, and given him the power to police the prison. (Prison & Honduras) Paul Connolly, Inside the Murder Prison, Channel 5 2016
107,086. November 1989: Elections in Honduras which had been under US control at that time for ten years … There were two candidates: one of them represented large landowners, the other represented big industrialists; they had identical programmes; there was a campaign but it was just insults … The effective rulers were the military under US control. (Democracy & Honduras & Empire US & Election) Noam Chomsky, lecture Deterring Democracy, Youtube 2.09.17 1992
110,602. In Britain today young women like me take basic rights for granted. But for millions of girls around the world just being female can put their lives at risk. (Women & Honduras & Domestic Violence) Stacey Dooley Investigates: World’s Worst Place to be a Woman, BBC 2015
110,603. Honduras – the country with the world’s highest murder rate for women. (Women & Honduras & Domestic Violence) ibid.
110,604. Almost two-thirds of the population live in poverty. (Women & Honduras & Domestic Violence) ibid.
110,605. ‘If she had behaved better she wouldn’t have proved me to do this [slash her throat].’ (Women & Honduras & Domestic Violence) ibid. Homer
110,606. Fewer than 3% of domestic violence cases are resolved here. (Women & Honduras & Domestic Violence) ibid.
110,607. Both abortion and the morning after pill have been made illegal. (Women & Honduras & Domestic Violence) ibid.
110,608. Rape happens more frequently than murder here and the majority of victims are under fourteen. (Women & Honduras & Domestic Violence & Rape) ibid.