Although improvements have been made, the murder rate is still six times the global average in Honduras and residents in San Pedro Sula still live in fear.
Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world.
And as voters head to the polls this weekend, public safety is high on the agenda.
The government says progress has been made in policing and tackling violence.
But many are not convinced.
Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Honduras.