There’s a new list that ranks the 50 most dangerous cities of the world. The places you definitely should avoid visiting on your next holiday. 80% of the murders on the worst island of the world are done with guns. Here everybody can own 5 weapons legally. And the city is: San Pedro Suala in Honduras!
It is like a Super Market for journalists looking for dangerous stories! The hospitals are full of people from poor neighbourhoods, and there are not enough capactiy to help everybody that needs help here. Mexico is working hard to move the cocaine traffic away from themselves, and then Honduras’ situation become even tougher. The government tries to hide the violence, but that is obviously not a good solution!
The small central American state Honduras is being torn apart by violence and crime, much of it fuelled by the illegal drugs trade. It is reckoned that up to 80 per cent of the cocaine shipped into the US from Latin America transits through Honduras by air and by sea. The US is pushing the Honduran government to crackdown on the narco-traffickers but, as Stephen Sackur explores, in a country riven with corruption and violence, is the drugs war proving counter-productive?