Honduras

8.4 million people
1,980 USD GNI (PPP)
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Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the wounding and subsequent detention of Mexican environmentalist Gustavo Castro Soto.

In response to the murder of Berta Cáceres, one of Honduras’ most respected human rights leaders, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Freedom in the World 2015 found that the main factors driving the decline were the passage and use of restrictive laws against the media and and limits on the ability of local and foreign journalists to report freely within a given country.

Program Associate, Program for Global Advocacy


“Most Dangerous Country” may be the least desirable title in the world and yet the one that Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala often battle for, leading to thousands of people from Central America’s northern triangle seeking refuge in other countries, including the United States. Aid being provided to those countries has focused almost solely on security, not on strengthening the rule of law and thus human rights, the weaknesses that make these countries vulnerable to violence.

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