The UN calls the Central American nation of Honduras “the most violent country in the world.” The violence is fueled by poverty, drug trafficking, corruption, and increasingly, with the involvement of the military and police. In the past few years, women have become frequent targets of rape, battering, and murder in Honduras. Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa explores the reasons why.
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María Emilia Martin is a pioneering public radio journalist with over two dozen awards for her work covering Latino issues and Latin America. She started her career at the first community public radio station owned and operated by Latinos in the U.S. She has developed ground-breaking programs and series for public radio, including NPR’s Latino USA, and Despues de las Guerras: Central America After the Wars. A recipient of Fulbright and Knight Fellowships, she has extensive experience in journalism and radio training, in the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia and other countries.