On The Drive
down you will find the most corrupt border at Amatillo in Honduras.
The other borders are honest; most officials I have found to be helpful and friendly. I wish everyone could see the new Mexico, it's not hard to imagine a Euro style zone running from the Guatemalan border to the Canadian North
Interestingly, the Honduran border at El Espino is just the opposite. Not everyone in Amotillo is that way: A Honduran aguana agent re-opened her building a few minutes after 5 PM on Noche Buena to re-do my customs declaration for me. I was dis-satisfied with the original, and anticipated possible difficulty with the "honest" Hondurans at El Espino. She was annoyed, but gracious at the same time. .
Crime makes progress impossible. The attached article (which is really the point of the post) paints the young man who shot the police officer twice in the back of the head in a sympathetic light. Had the police beat him to death instead of let him live, he would have been forgotten. Little if spoken of the loss by the policeman's family, of their prospects for the future. The murderer will probably have a short, and miserable life in prison; not exactly justice, but as close as the murdered policeman and his family is going to get.
We are spared most of this violence in Nicaragua, and certainly, this is not typical of Honduras either.