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Honduras jail fire is sign of chaos in the original banana republic

guardian.co.uk
Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Comayagua fire has highlighted the dysfunctional state's dismal cycle of corruption, poverty, crime and political violence

When Honduras inspired the term "banana republic" a century ago, the description, though pejorative, had a darkly comic connotation.

The central American republic still bears some resemblance to...
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