WOMEN AND VIOLENCE: HONDURAS / by Maria Hinojosa | December 7, 2012

WOMEN AND VIOLENCE: HONDURAS

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.

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Jennifer Arocho says:

The violence Maria Hinojosa and her daughter had to endure was something uncontrollably wrong ! She was right to try and escape her husband after years of dealing with abuse. I thought tit was bizzare that the law enforcement allowed this to go on for so long. I am hoping Mrs.Hinojosa is free of her husband completely now and living a violence free life with her daughter

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