Thursday, September 01, 2011

The Drug War Arrival in Honduras

I have watched in absolute horror as the drug war has developed over the past year here in Honduras.  It seems as if the violence in Mexico has spilled across Central America with wreckless abandon.  Honduras has always had problems with vigilante style justice and high crime rates, but it seems worse than it has been in recent past.

There have been 3,606 homocides this year up to the date of June, of course that number has likely doubled by now.  The drug war has rewarded us with 86 deaths per 100,000 of population folks..how sad can that be? I am in shock and don't know whether I want to cry or just sit here dumbfounded at the absolute helpless situation we are finding ourselves in..and Honduras only has received a few million bucks to fight this damn drug war...I think we should tell the ATF that let the arms come across freely to come fight it themselves and leave us out of it.