Friday, we’re rebroadcasting our conversation with Utah journalist Matthew LaPlante about life and survival in one of the world’s most dangerous place, El Salvador.
The Trump administration recently announced it will end protected status of some 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S. As Utah journalist Matthew LaPlante reported last year though, the homicide rate in El Salvador is 20 times higher than in the U.S. LaPlante went to El Salvador to try to understand the impact on children and the desperation of many families to get their kids out. Friday, we’re rebroadcasting our conversation about life and survival in one of the world’s most dangerous place. (Rebroadcast)
Matthew LaPlante is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Utah State University.
- Read his article With her daughter facing certain death in El Salvador, a mother had to make a "terrible choice," which appeared in the Deseret News May 17, 2017
LaPlante's other pieces on El Salvador
- On El Salvador's near-bloodiest day, medical examiners fight exhaustion, fear. Los Angeles Daily News, September 12, 2015
- Gang leaders in El Salvador testing limits of their power in L.A., rest of U.S., Los Angeles Daily news, September 12, 2015
- Real Salt Lake: In El Salvador, RSL will play in a city where soccer is winning the battle over violence, Salt Lake Tribune, September 12, 2015