LANDING STRIP

Latin America’s drug superhighway

It’s one of the poorest countries in Latin America, and a hotbed for the international drug trade. With eight percent of the drugs that come into the United States passing through its borders, the mark left on Honduras is dark, and plagued with destruction.

Here, the problem of drugs is so inescapable that nobody seems immune and traffickers control a trade so powerful that unsuspecting citizens are often faced with choosing between a bullet, a bribe, or a last resort: making the treacherous journey north, in mass migrations into the United States.

Landing Strip goes deep into dangerous territory to expose the intricacies of a drug trade so pervasive that even the president’s son has been found to be directly involved.

Through vast, unpopulated areas, and up and down desolate coastlines, it shows how a war on drugs fought on what appears to be no-man’s land seems nearly impossible to win.

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