Possibly hours after Stewart Jackson MP and his delegation left Honduras, Reuters are reporting a beauty queen murdered... just days before the Honduran was due to compete in London in the Miss World pageant.
Police say the bodies of 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia were found buried near a river in the mountainous region of Santa Barbara. Police say they've also found the murder weapon. They've arrested two men in connection to the crime -- and according to the Interior Minister, one of them is the boyfriend of the beauty queen's sister. Reports say the girls were last seen leaving a party, in a car without a license plate -- a disappearance that has sent shockwaves through the city. Honduras is considered the murder capital of the world... and much to the distress of this family, their beautiful daughter has been caught in the cycle of violence.
The case has caused consternation in the notoriously violent Honduras home to the most dangerous city on the planet. San Pedro Sula, just over 30 miles from Santa Barbara, is the murder capital of the world with more than 1,200 killings a year among its nearly one million inhabitants.
Its murder rate of 169 per 100,000 people far surpasses anything in north America or much larger cities like Lagos or Sao Paulo. Pretty Maria Jose beat 18 contestants to win the Miss Honduras crown in April. The Miss World grand finale takes place on December 14th at ExCel London in the heart of the capital's Royal Docks area. Swiss-born medical student Carina Tyrrell, 24, a qualified ski instructor and competition level gymnast, is representing England
Meanwhile why was the Peterborough MP in lawless Honduras? Stewart Jackson MP boning up on wind farm issues, these will be of advantage in dealing with the budget in cash strapped Peterborough.....
A UK parliamentary delegation, led by welcomed to (28 degrees) sunny Honduras by Vice President Ana Rossana Guevara Pinto.
The UK Parliamentary delegation to Honduras led by Stewart Jackson MP then meet the Minister for Energy and visited a wind farm to learn more on energy issues! You would have thought the Dear Leader Marco Cereste back in freezing Peterborough, having spent nearly £3 million of borrowed public funding on wind/solar consultants etc., would have shared the knowledge with Mr Jackson, and therefore the MP would already know about Energy issues and saved a trip?
Stewart Jackson we seem to recall also went on a trip to the sunny Dominican Republic apparently worried about human rights . 28 degrees... we detect a pattern...
Interestingly Denis McDonough US Deputy National Security Adviser told Honduran President Porfirio Lobo that the fight against violent crime “cannot be conducted at the expense of human rights.”
US Sub-Secretary Denis Mcdonough in Tegucigalpa, Honduras The United States is withholding $50 million due to concerns by some members of US Congress about ongoing human rights issues, military and police corruption, assassinations of journalists and lawyers and a dysfunctional criminal justice system. The withheld amount equals about half of all U.S. aid to Honduras.
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