2013 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Singles, 2nd prize singles

Pool Hall Attack

Photographer

Esteban Felix

The Associated Press

11 March, 2012

Bodies lie on the floor of a pool hall, after an attack by unidentified masked assailants, in Choloma, on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

About

Esteban Felix

Esteban Felix was born in Callao, Peru, in 1972.  He began his career in 1995 as a staff photographer at El Sol and El Comercio newspapers as well as at the political magazine O...

Background story

Choloma, Honduras

Bodies lie on the floor of a pool hall, after an attack by unidentified masked assailants, in Choloma, on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A wave of violence has made Honduras one of the most dangerous places on Earth, with an annual rate of 86 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. San Pedro Sula, often cited as Honduras’ most violent city, has a murder rate double the national average. Criminal gangs operate almost with impunity, imposing reigns of extortion, murder, and drug trafficking.

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