Travel Alert Over Violence in Honduras

The U.S. Government has renewed its travel alert warning stating that the levels of violence and crime remain high.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The State Department of the United States said in the statement that "... this Travel Alert supersedes the one issued in December 2013 and includes additional information about the level of violence and crime in Honduras."

It adds that "... U.S. citizens are exposed to crime at the same level as citizens of Honduras, they do not appear to be targets because of their nationality. Although areas of Roatan / Bay Islands, Copan Mayan ruins and other tourist destinations reported levels of violence and crime lower than in other areas of the country, robberies, assaults and murders do occur and at a high level by international standards. "

In this regard, the government of Honduras said the United States is contradicting itself, since according to an article on Laprensa.hn, "...Arturo Corrales Security Secretary, said recently that the head of the U.S. Southern Command itself, John Kelly, praised the progress in security that the nation has made."

"...The renewed travel alert by the United States resulted in a meeting last Wednesday between President Juan Orlando Hernández and operators of security, defense and tourism, who addressed the insecurity in tourist areas. "

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From a statement issued by the State Department of the United States:

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