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Conversation with Marlon Bishop

August 12, 2015

Marlon Bishop is a producer at Latino USA, and has been reporting on Latin American issues for many years. He was in Arizona earlier this summer on a Round Earth Media reporting trip with Alicia Fernandez, a Juarez-based editorial producer. Marlon’s previous reporting trip with Round Earth Media resulted in the Peabody-winning piece “Gangs, Murder, and Migration in Honduras.” 

How was reporting in Arizona different from reporting in Honduras?

The exchange that happens between the reporters is different.

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Alicia Fernandez: Mexican journalist expanding perspectives, including her own

July 30, 2015

Alicia picAlicia Fernández sits in her car, parked somewhere between the two points that anchor her to Juárez, Mexico: her home where she lives with her parents and two sisters, and the offices of El Diaro where she works as an editorial producer. Through her windshield she observes a convenience store, a bridge spanning some distance, and other vehicles, “going one way and another.”

“It’s not a very fun scene, but that’s kind of life,” she says.

Fernández was born and raised in Juárez,

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Hello, I'm Calling From La Mafia

December 19, 2014

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By Marlon Bishop

This story originally appeared on the Planet Money podcast Episode 589 on December 12, 2014. Link HERE

Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. Jobs that seem dull and safe in most countries have become incredibly dangerous professions in Honduras. For example: Driving a bus.

On today’s show: what it’s like to live and work in the most dangerous country in the world.

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