Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AMERICA/HONDURAS - "The government has not yet responded to the peace initiative of the gangs," said Mgr. Emiliani - Fides News Agency

AMERICA/HONDURAS - "The government has not yet responded to the peace initiative of the gangs," said Mgr. Emiliani - Fides News Agency
According to UN statistics, Honduras is considered to be the most violent Country in the world. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 18/06/2013)
Maras activities range from arms traffickingassaultauto theftburglariesdrug trafficking,extortionhuman traffickingidentity fraudidentity theftillegal gamblingillegal immigration,kidnappingmoney launderingpeople smugglingprostitutionracketeeringrobbery andvandalism. Almost all maras display tattoos on their bodies as a sign of their affiliation to their gang.[1] "La vida por las maras" or "the life for the gang" is a very commonly used phrase by these gangs. Although contrary to common belief, there is no evidence that the gang has ever had the killing of an innocent person as an element or form of initiation.