Running for life
Honduras, February 2019
The pandillas deal with drugs, work as sicarios for the narcotraficantes and extort quotas as impuestos de guerra. Informers are cut into pieces and dumped in the rivers. The dead show up daily to the morgue. Murderous gangs fight a turf war to control the barrios. So the people are fleeing: by bus, walking in caravans, running into debt to set the bill of the coyote who bribes the police, supplies the papers and sells the dream a of better life in the US. They are fleeing a rotten country, devastated by hunger, insecurity, corruption, unemployment and unforgivable inequalities.