Numerous Jicaque settlements in the neighboring Department of Yoro possess titles to agricultural lands granted by the Honduran government dating as far back as 1864.
In the years since, Ladinos have usurped their lands with the indifference or even collusion of government officials, who themselves are Ladino.
The Lenca of the Department of Lempira in the western part of Honduras and the Chortí of Copán are the two largest Indian groups that have managed to preserve certain unique cultural and racial characteristics, despite the fact that both have been largely assimilated into the dominant, Spanish-speaking Ladino culture and economy.
Neither gang is unique to Honduras – but between them they have carved up the country’s criminal operation.
While both have their roots in Los Angeles gang culture, they have evolved in different directions with different characteristics, leaving them locked in battle across dozens of Central American cities – and around the world.
They’re dangerous and will become more and more frequent.
It’s cheaper and you can share with neighboring tables. One Night Stands: American girls won’t stay for breakfast.
It is interested in extortion, transportation taxes and petty drug dealing,” is how one resident of Chamelecón, a sprawling barrio on the edge of the city where the two battle it out, put it.