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Hon­duras is one of the poor­est coun­tries in Latin Amer­i­ca and has one of the world’s high­est mur­der rates. More than half of its pop­u­la­tion of about ten mil­lion live in pover­ty and per capi­ta income is one of the low­est in the region. Since the June 2009 coup over­throw­ing the gov­ern­ment of Pres­i­dent Manuel Zelaya the coun­try has been ruled by repres­sive regimes. Wash­ing­ton, under Oba­ma and Hillary Clin­ton backed the coup. Today, oli­garchic rule pau­per­izes the peo­ple. Cor­rup­tion is ram­pant. Vio­lence is wide­spread. Crim­i­nals lit­er­al­ly get away with mur­der. Some Hon­durans, seek­ing a bet­ter and safer future for them­selves and their fam­i­lies join the car­a­vans head­ing north to the U.S. bor­der. The jour­ney is fraught with per­il. Their chances of get­ting asy­lum are slim. Oth­ers remain behind and resist the tyranny.