One of the speakers spoke at length of the 700 women who are murdered by gangs each year. According to her, the government does not actively pursue these cases because of a machismo attitude. The lives of women simply aren't valued.
Before coming to Honduras, I had expected a greater visibility of police, the military, and hood covered protesters. This hasn't happened. Everything today appears fairly normal. However, there was a protest earlier in the day that we missed.
Toward evening, we joined a large peace march led by Fr. Melo. Recently, Fr. Melo has received death threats. Several people have stated that Fr. Melo would have been assassinated if not for the support of the international community.