Honduras http://wlrn.org en Haunted Hondurans: Fleeing The Most Violent Place On Earth http://wlrn.org/post/haunted-hondurans-fleeing-most-violent-place-earth <p>What do you when you live in the most violent place on earth and you can’t take another day of it?<br /><br />We’re not talking about Syria or Iraq or Afghanistan. This is about Honduras, in Central America, little more than a two-hour flight from Miami. It has the highest murder rate of any nation in the world today, more than 80 per 100,000 people. Its second largest city, San Pedro Sula, has the worst homicide rate of any urban area in the world, almost 175 per 100,000.<br /> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:40:25 +0000 Tim Padgett 23925 at http://wlrn.org Haunted Hondurans: Fleeing The Most Violent Place On Earth Honduras Claims Unwanted Title Of World's Murder Capital http://wlrn.org/post/why-honduras-murder-capital-planet Latin America is riddled with crime, and no place is more violent than Honduras. It has just 8 million people, but with as many as 20 people killed there every day, it now has the highest murder rate in the world.<p>It would be easy to blame drug trafficking. Honduras and its Central American neighbors have long served as a favored smuggling corridor for South American cocaine headed north to the U.S.<p>But there are a number of factors that have contributed to Honduras' out-of-control killings. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:05:56 +0000 Carrie Kahn 15647 at http://wlrn.org Honduras Claims Unwanted Title Of World's Murder Capital Plane Crash Survivor Heads For One Of The World's Most Dangerous Airports http://wlrn.org/post/plane-crash-survivor-heads-one-worlds-most-dangerous-airports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past Christmas I flew to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to visit my family. The last time I had been to Tegucigalpa was in 2002, so I boarded the plane with conflicting emotions -- excitement about seeing my family and fear about the flight.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:54:45 +0000 Xoaquima Díaz 9013 at http://wlrn.org Plane Crash Survivor Heads For One Of The World's Most Dangerous Airports