Violence in a Homeostatic System - the Case of Honduras
|Title||Violence in a Homeostatic System - the Case of Honduras|
|Subtitle / Series Title||PRIF-Report on the escalation of violence in Honduras|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Zinecker, H, Hughes, K|
|Number of Pages||46 pp.|
|Publisher||Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK)|
In Central America there are currently three countries with high levels of violence and two with low levels. Honduras, along with El Salvador and Guatemala, belongs to the countries with high levels of violence, while Nicaragua and Costa Rica have relatively low levels of violence in the context of Central America. After El Salvador, Honduras is the country with the highest incidence of violence not only in Central America, but in Latin America as a whole. Honduras has a homicide rate which is five times higher than the world average. This high rate refers to a violence which is virtually exclusively violent crime, and which has nothing whatsoever to do with civil wars, revolutions or other armed political conflicts.