Banana Road

“As I grew up, my country was struggling under government corruption and crime, and I said goodbye to it in 2013, when I left to study journalism in New Brunswick. But reading about Honduras this year from a distance, I had questions — questions that news stories didn’t seem to address: Why is there so much misery in a country so beautiful? Is there any reason to hope? I went back to Honduras to try to find out, to talk to ordinary people touched by the migration and to experts who’ve tried to understand it. ‘They don’t do a damn thing for us,’ Trump told supporters recently about Honduras and other Central American countries. Does he know, I wonder, what Americans have done in Honduras?”

María José Burgos – CBC News – December 2018

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