US aid is helping reduce gang violence in Honduras

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Sonia Nazario won a Pulitzer Prize and other awards for Enrique’s Journey, a book that alerted Americans to the plight of children fleeing from Central America.  She went along as they were exposed to terror and life-threatening danger — riding through Mexico on the tops of trains. In this week’s New York Times' Sunday Opinion Section, she tells a different story. In the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood of a town in Honduras called San Pedro Sula, 194 people were "killed or hacked to death in 2013." Now, homicides have dropped by 62% -- and the US has actually helped reduce the deadly violence.

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Credits

Guest:
Sonia Nazario - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author - @SLNazario

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer, Katie Cooper, Jenny Hamel