Nearly three thousand people gathered in Honduras on December 1st to break the Guinness world record for the world's largest human Christmas tree. The 2945 participants dressed in red, green and other holiday colors as they broke the previous record done in Argentina last year.
"In Honduras, we can live in peace and tranquillity with opportunity to
earn an income, to be happy and to give our children and our children's
children a Honduras that will always has faith and hope," declared President Juan Orlando Hernandez after receiving recognition of the new record from a Guinness representative. Despite the lovely gesture, it will take much more than a large human tree to bring "peace and tranquillity" to a country wracked by rampant violence.
We hope to return on Monday with more news from the Americas on issues that could include film, human rights and the treatment of women.
Video Source - YouTube user cerestv.es
Online Sources - SBS; Raw Story