Hondurans flee bloody drug-dealing dictatorship

This 14 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

“A Narco State Supported by the United States”: How Crime & Corruption in Honduras Fuel Migration

We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sonia Nazario, who has closely detailed why migrants from Central America are fleeing their homes in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. Earlier this year, Nazario spent a month in Honduras documenting how corruption and gang violence are forcing many people to flee. Her piece, “Pay or Die”, ran in The New York Times, where she is a contributing opinion writer.

This 14 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Cut to bits“: Honduran women flee extreme patriarchal violence

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario describes the extreme culture of violence against Honduran women that causes so many to flee and seek asylum in the U.S. “What I saw in Honduras was that four of 10 women, when they are killed, they are killed with brutality that far exceeds what is needed to kill them. It’s a message,” says Nazario. “I was having horrible nightmares. I’m in therapy now after returning from Honduras.” Nazario is the author of “Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother.”

This 14 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

As Honduran gangs terrorize the streets, many flee north

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario gives a harrowing account of a bus driver’s cash drop she witnessed during a ride-along while reporting for her recent New York Times cover story, “Pay or Die: MS-13 and 18th street gangsters want to run Honduras.” For nearly a decade, gangs have been extorting cash from transportation workers in Honduras on the threat of death. According to Nazario, the Honduran transportation industry pays an estimated $23 million to the gangs every year. This unofficial “tax” system is part of a larger culture of corruption in Honduras that reaches the highest echelons of the government. “This is what is driving a lot of the despair in a place like Honduras,” says Nazario. “Because the police are paid off by the gangs, because the politicians are paid off by the gangs, because 30 to 40% of all the revenues of the government are estimated to be siphoned off in corruption by all of these players. The whole system is rotten.”

This 14 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Give Us Your Rich”: Immigration Reporter Says Trump Administration Changing “Wholesale” Who Gets into U.S.

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Those are the words of Emma Lazarus inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. But this week, acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli attempted to rewrite the poem to make a case for limiting immigration to the United States. He told NPR’s Rachel Martin on Tuesday that the Statue of Liberty’s message is “Give me your tired and your poor, who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.”

Facing outrage, Cuccinelli then doubled down on his comments, telling CNN that the words on the Statue of Liberty are about “people coming from Europe.” We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario about the comments and recent moves by the Trump administration to thwart immigration and target immigrants already in the U.S. Nazario says, “It’s a wholesale attempt to change who’s allowed into this country: Give us your rich; don’t give us your poor. And, of course, this is contrary to the entire tradition of immigration to the United States.”

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