Tijuana, Mexico – Miriam* reported the death threats to the Honduran police. Twice. And she was taken by her nephew to the medical examiner after gang members attacked him.
“I was looking after among my nephews and the gang wanted me at hand him over. They wished to recruit him,” Miriam says.
“I refused, which is when they wished to harm us. You do not refuse them anything they ask, since they shall kill you. I visited file reports with the authorities also it was useless,” she tells Al Jazeera.
The Honduran police did nothing and a representative from the governmental human rights commission informed her the household should flee for safety, Miriam says. She was called by her sister, who came home immediately. The sisters, Miriam’s husband, day in September her three children and 14-year-old nephew all left La Ceiba on a single.