Honduras: Murder capital of the world
3 May 2012 Last updated at 18:16 BST
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.