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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. General Major Smedley Butler
Across Honduras there’s almost one murder ever hour. Caribbean with Simon Reeve III, BBC 2015
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
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. Nova: Lost King of the Maya, PBS 2001
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. Paul Connolly, Inside the Murder Prison, 2016
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. Noam Chomsky, lecture ‘Deterring Democracy’, Youtube 2.09.17 1992
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. Stacey Dooley Investigates: World’s Worst Place to be a Woman, BBC 2015
Honduras – the country with the world’s highest murder rate for women. ibid.
Almost two-thirds of the population live in poverty. ibid.
‘If she had behaved better she wouldn’t have provoked me to do this [slash her throat].’ ibid. Homer
Fewer than 3% of domestic violence cases are resolved here. ibid.
Both abortion and the morning after pill have been made illegal. ibid.
Rape happens more frequently than murder here and the majority of victims are under fourteen. ibid.
It’s a legend that goes back over 500 years: an ancient city in the middle of rain forest full of gold, treasure and advanced technology that suddenly disappears swallowed up by the jungle, doomed by a mysterious and powerful curse that still haunts the land till this day. Buried Worlds with Don Wildman: Curse of the White City, Discovery 2020
Exclusive: Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest. ibid. National Geographic online headline
In 2012 a team of intrepid explorers claimed to have found evidence of a lost civilisation in the rain forests of eastern Honduras. ibid.
I admit it’s a pretty wild story, but it wouldn’t be the first place that aliens were thought to have landed here in Central or South America to establish ancient societies. ibid.