Gangsters killed Maria’s sister in Honduras. A note on the door told her she was next …

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Maria and her family were given help to start a new life in safety, but she is just one of a quarter of a million people in the country internally displaced by violence

A day after burying her sister, Maria Rodriguez* returned home to find a handwritten note on her door. It said she and her family should leave – or be killed.

Rodriguez was living in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, in a violent neighbourhood where two of the most notorious gangs in the country – Calle 18 and MS-13 – terrorise residents and clash over territory.

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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