Friday, July 26, 2013

San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the most dangerous city on earth (that's not in a war zone)

There is plenty of blame to go around for the extreme violence, and the gang members themselves are by far the biggest culprits. But a significant portion of the blame also rests on America. Our repeated interventions to prop up right wing regimes ruined the country, forcing many to flee. The refugees set up lives in Los Angeles and many of their children became violent gang members, who were taught on the streets and in the California prison system. Now that the gang members are deported back to Honduras (many do not even speak Spanish), they continue leading a life of crime, as they are financially supported by money from the drug trade (which is fueled by our insatiable appetite).

This video is incredible. The fear is omnipresent. And the power that the gangs have, even in prison, is unbelievable.

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