The Linkage between Education and Violence in Latin America
For a long period, Latin America has lagged in not only the quality of education, but also the provision of education to all, relative to other parts of the world. Although the situation seemed to be normal before the 20th century, since most parts of the world lacked developed education systems, Latin America has not evolved in the provision of education like other parts of the world. The condition has consequently led to the stagnated economic and social development in the region. Violence has been the order of the day in the area as rape cases, burglary, drug trafficking, and human trafficking are still common in the region. The condition can be attributed to several factors including; poor governance, lack of resources, corruption and poverty levels. This paper examines the history of Latin America, the causes of poor education and the consequences of poor education particularly violence. Since the thirty-three states in Latin America may pose an enormous load to exhaust, this paper will concentrate more on Honduras as a sample of the entire Latin American region.