Grantee Latino USA wins a Peabody for their coverage of gangs in Honduras.
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NPR’s Latino USA is a recipient of the 2014 Peabody Award, winning in the category Radio/Podcast for “Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras.” The “vivid and scary,” hour-long report by Maria Hinojosa and Latino USA producer Marlon Bishop makes it clear why large numbers of Hondurans seek to escape the violence back home and enter the U.S. The producers explore the economics behind the country’s sky-high murder rate, tell the stories of the hardships Honduran migrants experience in Mexico, and, finally, look at what happens to deported Hondurans when they return to the dangerous situations that compelled them to leave in the first place. The Peabody Award recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by American radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organizations, and individuals.