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Wed May 1, 2013, 08:57 PM

Inside the most violent city in the world


Inside the most violent city in the world: Horrific collection of photos show grim reality of life in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

More than 3 murders are reported every day in Honduras' second city

Nearly two thirds of inhabitants of San Pedro Sula live in crippling poverty
Deadly drug gangs control swathes of the city

By Tom Gardner
PUBLISHED: 18:23 EST, 29 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:38 EST, 30 April 2013

On any average day, the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula bears all the hallmarks of a war zone.
The mortuaries overflow with bullet-ridden bodies, the hospital emergency rooms are inundated with the wounded.

But for those people who call San Pedra Sula - recently crown the world's most violent city for the second year in a row - this is the daily reality of a region ripped apart by the drugs trade.


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Thu May 2, 2013, 09:55 AM

1. Something smells...

"Despite millions of dollars in U.S. aid to Honduras aimed at professionalising the country's police, the AP has learned in the past three-years, Honduran prosecutors have received as many as 150 formal complaints about death squad-style killings in the capital of Tegucigalpa, and at least 50 more in the economic hub of San Pedro Sula."

What if the aim was to turn the police into killers?

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Fri May 3, 2013, 12:43 PM

2. Guess it's all O.K. as long as the US-based sweatshops & other industries

are able to keep making money with few regulations, or standards, etc., now that they have been able to rescind minimum wage requirements and land reforms, education, and medical progress put in place by Manuel Zelaya, not to mention acquiring more land for US installations, as well as preventing the loss of use of Soto Cano, which Zelaya had intended to convert to purely civilian use.

Doesn't seem to bother the U.S. one actual bit that the country descended into chaos the moment the filthy, illegal plan to overthrow the reformist President was accomplished. Any temporary suspension of funding was directly restored, everything is sweet for the ruling tiny elite, apparently.

The images from the article show a blighted country. What a wretched shame this is what the citizens have to experience in their homeland which had been moving forward with Zelaya, forward so well the ruling class and sponsors decided to cancel it all.

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