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Jul 5, 2014

Little hope for eight trapped Honduran miners

SAN JUAN ARRIBA, Honduras, July 5 (Reuters) – Rescuers said
there was little hope that eight miners trapped underground in
an illegal Honduran gold mine would be found alive, after rescue
efforts were suspended on Saturday due to the risk of new
landslides.

Rescue workers said they had smelled foul odours coming from
the mine during an operation on Friday to free three of the 11
workers trapped by a landslide at the mine in San Juan Arriba on
Wednesday.

Jul 4, 2014

Rescuers free 3 trapped Honduran miners, 8 still missing

SAN JUAN ARRIBA, Honduras, July 4 (Reuters) – Rescuers on
Friday freed three miners who had been trapped by a landslide at
an illegal gold mine in southern Honduras, but eight more
remained unaccounted for as the search moved into its second
day.

The workers were trapped when the entrance to the mine in
San Juan Arriba collapsed on Wednesday. Officials said the mine,
70 miles (110 km) south of the Central American nation’s capital
Tegucigalpa, had been ordered to close a few months ago because
it was unsafe.

Jul 4, 2014

Rescuers close to 3 trapped Honduran miners, 8 still missing

SAN JUAN ARRIBA, Honduras, July 4 (Reuters) – Rescuers on
Friday were meters (yards) away from three miners trapped by a
landslide at an illegal gold mine in southern Honduras, but
eight more remained unaccounted for as the search moved well
into its second day.

The workers were trapped when the entrance to the mine in
San Juan Arriba collapsed on Wednesday. Officials said the mine,
70 miles (110 km) south of the Central American nation’s capital
Tegucigalpa, had been ordered to close a few months ago because
it was unsafe.

Jul 3, 2014

Rescuers close in on 3 trapped Honduran miners, 8 missing

SAN JUAN ARRIBA Honduras (Reuters) – Rescuers labored with pickaxes and shovels to dig out 11 miners trapped by a landslide at an illegal gold mine in southern Honduras, and are close to reaching three of the workers, officials said on Thursday.

The workers were trapped when the entrance of the mine in San Juan Arriba collapsed on Wednesday. Officials said the mine, 110 km (70 miles) south of the capital Tegucigalpa, had been ordered to close a few months ago because it was unsafe.

Jul 3, 2014

Rescuers close in on three trapped Honduran miners, eight missing

SAN JUAN ARRIBA, Honduras, July 3 (Reuters) – Rescuers
labored with pickaxes and shovels to dig out 11 miners trapped
by a landslide at an illegal gold mine in southern Honduras, and
are close to reaching three of the workers, officials said on
Thursday.

The workers were trapped when the entrance of the mine in
San Juan Arriba, 110 km (70 miles) south of the capital
Tegucigalpa, collapsed on Wednesday. Officials said the mine had
been ordered to close a few months ago because it was unsafe.

Jul 3, 2014

Rescuers close in on three trapped Honduran miners, eight still missing

SAN JUAN ARRIBA Honduras (Reuters) – Rescuers labored with pickaxes and shovels to dig out 11 miners trapped by a landslide at a small gold mine in southern Honduras, and are close to reaching three of the workers, officials said on Thursday.

The workers were trapped when the entrance of the mine in San Juan Arriba, 110 km (70 miles) south of the capital Tegucigalpa, collapsed on Wednesday.

Aug 23, 2013
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Maribel’s hands-on attitude to life

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras

By Jorge Cabrera

One ordinary day in 2008, Maribel Murillo was at home preparing the dough to make tortillas for sale, the activity that she had done all her life. Her husband, who was in a known relationship with another woman, appeared and began to argue with her about his plans to sell their house. Maribel was opposed to the idea of losing what she had worked so hard to acquire.

Enraged, he accused her of having a lover herself, and with a machete hacked off both her hands and struck her three times in the head.

Apr 5, 2013
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Life and death in the murder capital

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WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

By Jorge Cabrera

“Come in if you would like to and try to leave when you still can.”

Some weeks ago, I went to cover a soccer match in San Pedro Sula, considered the industrial capital of Honduras. It also bears the less honorable title of being the most dangerous and violent city in the world.

San Pedro Sula, the country’s second largest city after Tegucigalpa, has a homicide rate of 169 per 100,000 people and was named the world’s most violent city for a second year in a row. Lax laws allow civilians to own up to five personal guns, and arms trafficking has flooded the country with nearly 70 percent illegal firearms. Eighty three percent of homicides are by firearm compared to 60 percent in the United States.