But amid this familiar school tableau in a hillside slum overlooking the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, there is a new and jarring sight.
And that is of soldiers, armed with assault rifles, strolling around the school grounds.
The drug gangs threaten the very viability of the Honduran state, but it is unclear whether any of the presidential contenders really has an answer.This week, The Telegraph witnessed the scale of the problems at first hand after accompanying one of the new military patrols through some of the toughest slums of the capital, Tegucigalpa, a sprawling jumble of neighbourhoods that stretches across a bowl-shaped valley.Researchers detected the current excavation site in 2012.Meeting singles from Honduras has never been easier. I'm Addison Sears-Collins, the founder of Visa Hunter. I seek to destroy the barriers that prevent people from traveling or living in another country. Join me in the border-free movement by liking my fan page on Facebook, connecting with me on Twitter, or adding me to your circle on Google .
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While the relative calm of a laid-back cocktail bar might appeal, the best approach is to head towards the sound of a pounding salsa beat and shuffling couple feet, according to James Flood, a 30-year-old British who has had numerous romantic (or so he claims) dalliances with local Latinas in his travels in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba and Colombia.
Salsa Dance “Get a couple of basic salsa lessons – seriously,” he advised.
So, to guide you through this minefield, Nearshore Americas caught up with some American and British expats, currently living in Latin America, to seek their advice on the ways of cross-cultural Latin love.
For the business-tripper looking for love, the first challenge is knowing where to look.
Is that hand on your knee a flirtatious come-on, or a culturally distinct approach to personal space?