For years the maras, ultra-brutal gangs that live off the drug trade, prostitution and the protection racket, have terrorized Central America. Life in Honduras is as dangerous as in a war zone.
Juan Orlando Hernandez has been sworn in for a second term despite an ongoing crisis over his election win in November. Thousands of protesters were blocked from reaching the inauguration event.
The last few years have seen a surge in violence by the notorious MS-13 street gang in the US, especially in middle-class suburbs. But will President Trump's plan to arrest, jail and deport its members stop the violence?
A recount of votes from more than a thousand disputed ballot boxes following last week's presidential election in Honduras has ended with the incumbent still in the lead. But allegations of election fraud persist.
Delayed election results and allegations of fraud have plunged Honduras into uncertainty. The opposition is now demanding a new election, and has called for a major demonstration against "dictatorship and fraud."
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