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Sonia Nazario

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Journalist Sonia Nazario writes extensively on Latin America and is the author of Enrique’s Journey, the story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the United States. Published as a series in the Los Angeles Times, “Enrique’s Journey” won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2003 and was subsequently published in book form by Random House.

Nazario returned to Honduras in 2014, while reporting for the New York Times, after a crisis erupted over the detention of unaccompanied immigrant children at the U.S. border. In the New York Times, she detailed the violence causing the exodus and argued that it was a refugee crisis, not an immigration crisis. A fluent Spanish speaker of Jewish ancestry, Nazario grew up in Kansas and lived in Argentina during the country’s “dirty war.” She currently sits on the board of Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit providing pro bono attorneys to unaccompanied immigrant children.