Anguish—even as corruption, violence, political instability are left behind

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Front Lines
Anguish—even as corruption, violence, political instability are left behind

Anguish—even as corruption, violence,
political instability are left behind

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The Central American country of Honduras is gripped by corruption, violence and political instability. With 91.4 homicides per 100,000 people, it has the highest murder rate in the world and extreme levels of sexual abuse. It is no place for children.

No wonder, then, that people want out. And where better, one would think, than to the United States of America, land of immigrants and home of dreams for countless refugees and displaced persons the world over?

The picture—taken on assignment for Getty Images—won top prize in the 2019 World Press Photo competition, the pinnacle of photojournalism. More than 150 images from the competition are on exhibition at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

READ MORE

Military Milestones
The Mac-Paps serve in Spain

First CF-18 enters the fleet

Story by Sharon Adams

The first Hornets arrived at CFB Cold Lake in Alberta in October 1982, and were soon flying interception duties, their 3,700-kilometre range and sophisticated radar system particularly suited for sovereignty patrols in the Arctic.

The versatile aircraft has been used by the RCAF as a fighter-bomber, for tactical support, aerobatic demonstration and aerospace testing. From 2001 to 2010, avionics, radio, radar and weaponry and targeting systems were upgraded.

READ MORE

July Special Offer - Save 50% OFF
This week in history
This week in history

August 4, 1914

Britain declares war on Germany, and so Canada is automatically at war.

READ MORE

Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Legion Magazine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.