Death of a Honduran taxi driver

November 21, 2013 7:24 PM

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“Don Mincho,” as the 68-year-old was called, expected a passenger to emerge from the throngs headed home after work on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, a 15-year-old sidled up to his taxi with a revolver and fired three shots, hitting him in the chest, ear and neck. Then, the boy in a green shirt and baggy pants ambled away as casually as he had arrived.

In a lawless country with the world’s highest per capita homicide rates, most murders become little more than a statistic and most crimes go unsolved. This one might have remained a mystery, too, if witnesses hadn’t taken justice into their own hands, and taxi drivers gathered around a friend’s cask...

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