In a democracy we’re all supposed to be equal before the law, but in Honduras the rich are more equal than the poor. In a democracy if you break the law you’re supposed to get punished, right? But here in Honduras the rich don’t get punished, only the poor. The rich don’t go to jail when they kill campesinos or labor leaders…. The rich don’t go to jail when they steal from the people. No, the law only applies to the poor.
– Elvia Alvarado
Don’t Be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart
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