How the World's Most Murderous Country Halved Its Killings in Five Years


Honduras had the worst homicide rate in the world in 2012 but since then it has drastically reduced those numbers. President Juan Orlando Hernández has focused on dismantling the country's gangs by replacing one main prison with two new maximum-security jails that limit gangs' communication to the outside world. Police reform brought dismissals of thousands of officers and a new curriculum focused on human rights and community policing, but observers caution the changes may not be sustainable.

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