TOKYO-2016 Editorial / Photo Essay

Red Note

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Javier Arcenillas

Sociological essay of Violence in Latin America, the most violent zone in the world in its most dramatic and miserable. The impotence of pain and hell asocial victims of murderers in a daily theater of war where violence is always the news of the day in his red note. Latin America is considered one of the most violent places on earth. Every day on the streets of cities like San Pedro Sula, Guatemala, Tegucigalpa, San Salvador, and Mexico DF, murders, robberies and violence are every day more present. Ineffective internal politics of the area is unstable, traffic of drugs into the USA is uncontrollable and insecure neighborhoods of Maras or control of the Zetas border is the closest thing to a daily war. The report of the Organization of American States emphasizes that in a country like Honduras violent death occurs every 74 minutes exist without war. Already in 2011 was the most violent nation in the world, totaling 7,104 murders documented by police. In these places the use of youth and children to be trained as Sicarios is a regular job. They are attracted by the ease of making money that gives them respect and fear. In the process of training the young killer from the most consumed strata of society become true harbingers of death. In a country without war where violent deaths occur every hour., The social portrait of Honduras is considered the most terrifying place in the world. Rates fired after the coup in 2009 overthrew President Manuel Zelaya by Roberto Micheletti violence have put the country in a state of permanent despair for his crime. In 2008 incredibly 3,418 people died, according to a tally of the Honduran newspaper El Heraldo. The homicide rate per 100,000 population, which in 1999 was 42.1, now 86, almost eight times what the WHO considers the epidemic. The world average is 8.8.

Photographer, Psychologist at the Complutense University of Madrid He teaches photojournalism and documentary photography at the International School PICA He develops humanitarian essays where the main characters are integrated in societies that borders and sets upon any reason or human rights in a world that becomes increasingly more and more indifferent.