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US Renews Travel Warning for Honduras

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The United States has renewed its travel warning for Honduras, saying crime and violence remain critically high.

The State Department said Tuesday Honduras has had the world's highest murder rate rate since 2010 and that the government lacks the resources to address the issue.

It says Honduran police have been known to take part in such crimes as murder and car theft and the police force does not have enough cars or gasoline to respond to reports of violent crime.

The warning says the Honduran government has increased police presence at tourist sites, such as resorts and the Copan Mayan ruins. But it says visitors are at risk of murder, robbery, and attacks on tourist vans elsewhere, including the large cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.
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