Holding that substantial evidence supported the Board of Immigration Appeals' (BIA) finding that the Honduran government was not unable or unwilling to protect Escobar-Hernandez where her testimony revealed that police officers always arrived when she called, and country conditions reports indicated that Honduras was taking steps to combat gender-based violence. Although the Honduran police were ultimately unable to apprehend Escobar-Hernandez's persecutors, the Fourth Circuit held that this and other facts in the country conditions reports did not compel the opposite conclusion. The Fourth Circuit also held that Escobar-Hernandez waived her arguments as to relief under the Convention Against Torture where she failed to include those arguments in her brief before the BIA.

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