Honduras. During the year, measures were taken to reform the police system in Honduras, which has the highest homicide rate in the world and where the corrupt police force has long been considered as a major problem as organized crime. Congress President Juan Orlando Hernández, who also plans to run in the 2013 presidential election, took the initiative in January to change the constitution so that extradition of criminals should be possible and create an independent authority for police reform. In addition, a commission was created, consisting of three domestic and two foreign members, who will be able to investigate police and judicial systems and propose reforms. Hernández was backed by President Porfirio Lobo Sosa in his ambitions and among others. representatives of Chile’s police force (Carabineros) were invited for consultation.
In early May, four people on board a boat near Ahuas in northeast Honduras were shot dead by police helicopters. The four were initially suspected of being drug smugglers but later turned out to be fishermen, and when it was discovered that personnel from the US drug control agency DEA had found themselves aboard the helicopters, the scandal was a fact. In the small town of Brus Laguna, violent demonstrations erupted with the demand that the US DEA personnel be expelled. According to the US State Department, the Americans did not participate in any firefighting, and the DEA also claimed that 79% of all cocaine smuggled into the United States goes through Honduras.
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|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 46,300,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||4.80%|
|GDP per capita||$ 5,600|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||60%|
|Distribution of household income|
|Industrial production growth rate||3.30%|
|Investment volume||23.5% of GDP|
|National debt||39.50% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves||$ 4,460,000,000|
According to countryaah, the population of Honduras in 2012 was 9,112,805, ranking number 95 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.840% yearly, and the population density was 81.4453 people per km2.