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.