An article about the Happy Land fire. It was an arson fire which killed 87 people trapped in an unlicensed social club called "Happy Land", on March 25, 1990. Most of the victims were ethnic Hondurans celebrating Carnival. Unemployed Cuban refugee Julio González, whose former girlfriend was employed at the club, was arrested shortly after and ultimately convicted of arson and murder.
A 16-page analysis about the Happy Land fire. In the course of this analysis the authors had no access to official reports or statements of witnesses, nor were any samples taken or physical tests run. The primary information source was articles in the press.
Pictures of the aftermath of the Happy Land fire.
A 9-chapter article about the Happy Land fire which killed 87 people. The article covers the background of the social club, the scene, the capture and arrest of the suspect, the trial and ten years later the incident.
A website that features the Happy Land fire. It provided an article and some pictures of the fire.