Honduras prison fire

The specifics surrounding the recent Honduran prison fire are slowly beginning to emerge, and new reports are suggesting that many of those that were incarcerated in this prison hadn’t even been charged with a crime. Truly a tragic situation, regardless of the status of those that perished.

What do you guys think? Would it be less tragic if those that died were convicted dangerous criminals? Some of these questions could even relate back to Androids.

Honduras has long been plagued by violence, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. The Peace Corps recently withdrew all of its volunteers through the country. I wrote my unit two and unit three papers on the most recent coup in Honduras (summer of 2009); I also backpacked through the western and northern parts of the country last spring break. It’s a beautiful country and while the current situation doesn’t seem to be as bad as that of Mexico, it could unfortunately be headed down the same path.



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