The young girls play pit-a-pat and the boys charge excitedly after a half-deflated football across a makeshift pitch of caked mud.But amid this familiar school tableau in a hillside slum overlooking the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, there is a new and jarring sight.Mc ALLEN — Mc Allen police officials said that a man previously held on aggravated assault charges has been charged with capital murder after the victim died as a result of his injuries.Andres Roberto Ortiz now faces a capital murder charge after Jose Luis Oviedo died as a result of the injuries he suffered in late January, according to the news release. 30, officers responded to a rollover in the 3100 block of Frontage Road but when they arrived at the scene witnesses reported the driver fled the area. Since then, investigators determined that Ortiz arrived in Mc Allen via bus on the night of the robbery and assault.In the 2011 Human Development Report, Honduras placed 121st out of 187 countries.Many of the inequalities stem from longstanding cultural norms and traditions that have been in place for hundreds of years revolving around the tasks and roles played in the agricultural society of old gender roles in Mesoamerica. Honduras became independent from Spanish colonization in 1821, and has since been a republic, although it has consistently endured social problems, violence and political instability, remaining one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. As Honduras is known for having a patriarchy system, gender roles which put women in a subordinate position are quite prominent.And that is of soldiers, armed with assault rifles, strolling around the school grounds.
He was wearing a professional outfit, leather dress shoes and a brown wool houndstooth coat with the collar popped. However, as I strolled past this man’s cart full of baby wipes, pullup diapers, fresh fruit and his own box of Rice Krispies, I felt an immense amount of guilt.
I resented those comments, believing that my love should not be bound to the color of my skin or anyone else’s.
A Honduran woman, whose feet were brutally hacked off by her husband because she wanted to leave him, has given a terrifying glimpse into her country's macho culture - where just being female puts you at risk.
The question of how to tackle this epidemic of gang and drug violence, which exploded after Honduras became the key staging post for cocaine smuggling from South America to the US, is the overwhelming issue facing the candidates in next Sunday's presidential elections.
The drug gangs threaten the very viability of the Honduran state, but it is unclear whether any of the presidential contenders really has an answer.