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A Honduran military unit stands watch on a street in Chamelecon, a rough neighborhood of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The troops have been dispatched to protect citizens against gang violence, which has already driven many families out. San Pedro Sula has the highest homicide rate in the world. (Alfredo Corchado/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

It’s tough to live without hope

For Hondurans, the choice is simple: Stay and be killed in your own neighborhood or die trying for a future in the United States

Leaders ask U.S. to help fight cartels in region

WASHINGTON – If the U.S. wants to stem the tide of children illegally crossing its southern border, it should increase investment in Central America to improve security and dismantle drug cartels, the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras said Thursday.