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Ina year-old small town girl named Maria Jose Alvarado catapulted onto the world stage when her brilliant smile and sweet personality won her the Miss Honduras crown. With a freshly minted passport, she was set to compete for the prestigious Miss World title in London, a trip which would be the first plane ride of her life.

But her dreams of glamour and glory were never to be.

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Just a few days before she was set to leave for the competition, Alvarado and her sister, year-old Sofia Trinidad, were brutally murdered. Their bodies were hidden in shallow graves in a riverbank in Santa Barbara, Honduras, discovered after a week-long manhunt that made international headlines.

Their joint funeral was broadcast around the world and attended by thousands.

Otherwise, she says, she would probably still be looking for answers. That boyfriend, then year-old Plutarco Ruiz, was known as a powerful man in Santa Barbara. The night of his birthday party, authorities say they believe Ruiz shot his girlfriend Sofia after a jealous argument.

They say he then turned his gun on Maria Jose as she tried to flee the scene. Combine this with a government unable to cope with a relentless tide of drug-related crimeMedina says, you get a culture where women are disposable.

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Violence is part of everyday life in Honduras, Honduran women for marriage of a triangle of Central American countries wracked by rampant gang warfare, with some of the highest murder rates outside of a war zone. But there is another brutal war raging there, one hidden just below the surface: Honduras has been called the most dangerous place on earth to be a woman.

According to the U. Inthe United Nations reported that 95 percent of cases of sexual violence and femicide in Honduras were never even investigated. Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad's bodies were discovered after a week-long manhunt that made international headlines. Their oldest sister, Cori Alvarado, was there when their bodies were found. Police charged Ruiz with the murders, but more than two years later, he still has not been tried and maintains his innocence.

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