Sonia Nazario: Level of Violence in Honduras 'Astounded Me'

Sonia Nazario: Level of Violence in Honduras 'Astounded Me'

"Last month, I returned for the first time in a decade to Enrique’s home in the Nueva Suyapa neighborhood of Tegucigalpa.  I lived there for a week.  I saw a huge change in why children are migrating north to the U.S.—a level of violence directed at them that honestly astounded me.  I have lived through Argentina’s dirty war and ridden on top of seven freight trains controlled by gangs through most of Mexico.  I am not easily spooked.  But after a week, I thanked God that I got out of Enrique’s neighborhood in one piece." - Testimony of Sonia Nazario, Journalist, KIND Board Member and Author of Enrique’s Journey, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, July 17, 2014.