‘Operation Lightning’ Makes a Dent on Violent Crime in Honduras

By Geraldine Cook
November 28, 2011

Violence in Honduras has reached historic levels. Between 2006 and 2010, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the country’s homicide rate nearly doubled, from 46 per 100,000 citizens in 2006 to 82 per 100,000 in 2010 – making Honduras the homicide capital of the world.