Honduras: A Chronicle of Hell, Women and Hope
Source: Americas Program
“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
Inferno, Canto III, line 9
The Divine Comedy
We all have different ideas of Hell. But most us raised and brought up in the Judeo-Christian Western culture share a religious image of a lake of fire that sears hundreds, thousands or millions of people, condemned for unmentionable sins.
That’s the myth. Then there’s the reality.
The reality arrived this February 14th, the day we celebrate love and friendship. On this day Hell became reality when the penitentiary of the city of Comayagua —absurdly called the “penal farm”, as if sentences, prisoners or prisons were cultivated there— caught on fire.