Men with guns

When I saw the muzzle of a soldier’s rifle pointed in the direction of a little boy playing on the street in the capital of Honduras, a shiver ran up my spine despite the 27-degree heat.

Human Rights Watch Photo: Stephen Ferry
Police patrol in the Chamelecón neighborhood in San Pedro Sula, the second-largest city in Honduras, earlier this year.
Jim Creskey
Published: Wednesday, 10/29/2014 12:00 am EDT

After spending one week in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa I can easily understand why governments call out their heavily armed military and police to deal with a crisis of public safety.

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