Photographer Antonio Aragon Renuncio is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. These images are from his project ‘Streets Of Blood‘. To see Antonio’s body of work click on any image.
Streets of Blood – Honduras
Death … everywhere…
Honduras has dubious honor of being the most violent country in the world in last years (from 2010 to present), having the highest per capita murder rate on the planet: 600 homicides in a month, 20 deaths in a day, more than 7000 in a year… according to a recent UN report which places Honduras as the most dangerous country on the planet with the highest homicide rate per capita, ahead of El Salvador, Mexico and the Ivory Coast.
Death and more death… everywhere… Executed, murdered, dismembered… The blood does not matter. Coexists with the daily life of its inhabitants. Corrupt government, “narcos”, drug dealers, gangs, drugs… too explosive of a cocktail. Sixteen deaths a day, three hundred and sixty five days a year… bad average. A lot of dead people. Too many…
The laws do not apply. Everything is corruption: government, police, society and a place where gangs rule the laws. Human rights are not respected… but life goes on. With infinite courage of its people who daily fight for their lives in the midst of barbarism. A glimmer of hope still shines in their hearts because ¨Light breaks where no sun shines, where no sea rises, the waters of the heart push the tides. Where evil grows, is also the same place where that which saves us blooms¨.
By Antonio Aragon Renuncio