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More than 40 Honduran women have been killed this year and their cases remain unsolved, Grissel Amaya, special prosecutor for Women told the La Tribuna daily and requested more resources from authorities of the National Criminal Investigation Institute. These cases are added to the more than 800 Honduran women violently killed in the last two years, with the motive and perpetrators were unknown in the majority of cases.
The cities with the most cases are San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba and the capital, Tegucigalpa.
Amaya says one factor that has led to an increase in violence is that the country is close to what is known as the Northern Triangle of Central America, a region with large amount of drug and weapon trafficking and a large presence of organized crime. Read the full article.