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Hope Dwindles for Hondurans Living in Peril

Hope Dwindles for Hondurans Living in Peril

Old Aug 3, 14, 11:26 am
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Hope Dwindles for Hondurans Living in Peril

Sad article about the current state of affairs in Honduras:

A devastating hurricane in 1998 swelled the river and flooded many houses. Economic free fall followed. People could not find work and delinquents, always present in the working-class neighborhood, hardened and grew powerful, driving away even the police.

The clothing factories nearby that sustained so many families shifted many jobs to neighboring Nicaragua. The government collapsed in a coup in 2009, and though order was eventually restored, the better days promised still seem a distant dream.

The gangs moved from house to house demanding “rent” or a “war tax,” or the property itself. Night after night, families fled in terror to other parts of Honduras, to Mexico, to the United States, many of them part of the wave of child and family migrants overwhelming American detention centers in the Southwest.
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