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We start today’s episode at El Edén—the center in San Pedro Sula, Honduras where child migrants are processed after being deported from Mexico and elsewhere. Outside the walls, its a surprisingly festive environment, as family members wait to receive their relatives. You can learn a lot about what it means to live in Honduras waiting outside those walls.

Then, before diving into the reasons why Hondurans leave for Mexico and the United States, Maria Hinojosa and Latino USA producer Marlon Bishop talk about some of the history of Honduras. From fruit companies and their role in making it a “banana republic,” to the elite families that run the Honduran government, we start to learn the context behind the current Honduran migration wave.

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