This story, originally published in Spanish by AJS online magazine Revistazo on September 8, 2016, details AJS's involvement in investigating the murder of a young girl

When we think of the Christmas story, we often think of nativity scenes, of a tiny baby, cute animals, and angels in the Heavens proclaiming peace and joy. But anyone who has read the Bible knows that while we celebrate the birth of this baby at Christmas; just a few months later at Easter, we remember his death.

"This can be a time of fear, a time of anguish, and of questioning. But we also know that in God’s word we can find hope and strength." -Carlos Hernández

Carlos Hernandez

Year after year, God has blessed our decision to continue to work towards his justice. Below are just a few of the key moments in the past ten years where we have seen the fruit of this hope.

AJS condemns the attack on Thursday evening against Pastor Jorge Machado, member of the board of directors of AJS-Honduras and member of the Special Commission for Police Purging, that resulted in the death of military guard Geovany Calderón.

As of December 14th, 2016, they have evaluated over 2,500 members of the force, including every high-ranking official, and fired 1,678 for corruption or failure to meet institutional standards. Of those fired, 364 were high-ranking officials, including six of the nine police generals.

Last week Danish author Jonatan Larsen released an English translation of the book as "Piece of a Volunteer," an e-book on Amazon. The book was inspired by his visit to Honduras and the story of Dionisio Diaz Garcia.

An “on-the-ground” perspective from Honduras’ leading civil society organization working on matters of anti-corruption and citizen security

Honduras Frontline Report

Even as we feel that what we do won´t make much difference, it does. I see it in the faces of people who, after hearing our stories, feel that there really is hope for Honduras. Then together, we can leap from hope into action.

Honduran sunset

Mari has worked as a cleaning woman her whole life, jumping from contract to contract, and feels that every time she changes companies, her conditions get worse. After six months in this new job, the lateness of the paycheck worries her. But she doesn’t even think of looking for other work. “At my age, no one wants to give me work,” she says, looking down at her hands.

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"How to Solve a Murder in Honduras," a special series from AJS that tells the story of how criminal investigators, lawyers, police officers, psychologists, information analysts, and victims are working together to end violence in Honduras.