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Honduras: More prisons, forced labor and long terms for gangsters

Honduras’ parliament passed a law designed to lock up for decades young people convicted of mere membership in a street gang, while authorities pressed by citizens angry over a Chirstmas-week bus massacre discussed building more prisons to hold the thugs and use them in forced labor. Congress late Wednesday passed draconian legislation that will send a person to prison for 20 years for membership in an organization like the gang blamed for the Dec. 23 slaughter of 28 men, women and children on a bus in the northern city of San Pedro Sula. The Mara Salvatrucha street gang is blamed for that attack. Full Story

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