Images from posters made by relatives show 10 of the 12 young people kidnapped in broad daylight from a bar in Mexico City on May 26. No one has claimed responsibility for the brazen abduction. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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Members of the 18th Street gang announce a truce during a press conference at a prison in San Pedro Sula on May 28. Leonel Cruz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Honduras Claims Unwanted Title Of World's Murder Capital

When visiting San Pedro Sula, the bloodiest town in Honduras, it's advisable to arrive early in the morning, when the drug gangs are still asleep.

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Maria Carlotta Santa Maria is a single mother in Mexico and is the sole wage earner in her household. Women like her are becoming more common there, and the stigma once associated with having children out of wedlock is fading. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Honduran Army soldiers patrol streets in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in April. Gang violence has many Hondurans fleeing to the U.S. Orlando Sierra /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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