Honduras: Murder capital of the world


According to the United Nations, Honduras has the highest rate of homicide on the planet - four times higher than that of Mexico.

It is estimated that there is a violent death every 74 minutes in Honduras - but what makes this small Central American country with a population just eight million people so dangerous?

Linda Pressly investigates for Radio 4's Crossing Continents.

You can listen to the full Crossing Continents report on the BBC Radio 4 website or by downloading the podcast.

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