The title is blunt, but nowhere near the most harrowing part of this piece.
The Pulitzer prize-winning journalist describes the situation facing the citizens of Honduras as "rocket fuel" for migration. Nazario wrote:
What most pushes people to despair about the country’s future — and ultimately drives them to leave — is corruption, the sense that everything is rotten and unlikely to get better. The corruption is what allows all the other bad things to happen. It allows gangs to impose a reign of terror. It allows 9 in 10 murderers to get away with their crimes. It fuels poverty: Politicians steal 30 percent to 40 percent of all government revenues, by some estimates, crippling schools, hospitals and highways.
Nazario joined MPR News with Kerri Miller for a conversation about the intersection of the political landscapes in Honduras and the United States.