In recent weeks several new services and blogs have covered crime issues in Honduras following the release of updated homicide numbers for the country and the decision by the Peace Corps to withdraw all of its volunteers. The organization I worked for, Shoulder to Shoulder, has not recalled its volunteers, but they have canceled brigades of American students and imposed travel restrictions on its in-country staff. While I never felt threatened during my time in Honduras, crime and violence are an everyday reality for many people in the country.
Additional information and links are available from USA Today, McClatchy, and the NY Times:
158 Peace Corps volunteers leave Honduras
Crime booms as Central Americans fear police switched sides