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Journalist/LGBT Activist Erick Martinez Found Dead In Honduras Ditch

The body of Erick Martinez, a Honduran journalist and gay-rights campaigner, was found in a ditch in Guasculile today after he went missing two days ago, according to the BBC.

Honduras has the highest murder rate per capita in the entire world, so to say that this is not surprising is not to say it isn’t tragic.

Since dictator Manuel Zelaya was ousted three years ago, over 20 journalists and at least 20, possibly as many as 70, LGBT people have been killed in the country.

Hopefully this will put the fire under the UN’s butt to get into action and get things right in Honduras. The U.S. State Department is supposed to have started on it, as Hillary Clinton promised.

Photo via El Heraldo