Saturday, February 23, 2013

Honduras: 70,000 armed private guards (UN report)

The UN estimate is of 60-70,000 armed "security guards" in Honduras, what is a figure much greater than the Armed Forces (20,000) and police (12,000) together. And they are not even counting illegal militias nor armed gangs. Often these armed units are involved in murders, as this blog has denounced repeatedly, but invariably the judiciary fails to properly investigate the cases, with more and more not being even denounced anymore.

The situation of Honduras is worse than that of a banana republic, where the structures of the state are corrupted by the influence of corporations: the state has effectively collapsed for all practical purposes reaching a stage of Fascist-Libertarian dystopia, more commonly known as "failed state". 

Source: LINyM[es].

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