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Outgoing Honduran President Leaves Another Prison Massacre For President-elect And Civil Society To Deal With

LADB Article ID: 51851
Category/Department: Honduras
Date: 2006-01-12
By: Mike Leffert

A penitentiary shootout between rival gangs left 13 dead and 30 wounded in Honduras on Jan. 6. The mayhem came about a month after an announcement that Honduras and El Salvador had achieved advances in the treatment of imprisoned gang members and more than two and a half years after President Ricardo Maduro had announced comprehensive changes to the penal system for the purpose of preventing this sort of thing.

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