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Honduras' youth falling prey to drug violence

Since 2010, more than 2,600 young people have died, many risking their lives to work for drug gangs.
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2013 00:55

Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world, and many of the victims are children who become easy prey for drug gangs.

Minors risk their lives working for drug gangs. In the last three years, 2,600 youngsters under 23 we killed around the country, 25 percent of them are children.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from the capital Tegucigalpa.

Warning: This report contains images which some viewers may find disturbing.

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