Arnold Peralta was one of the best soccer players to have come out of Honduras. He was 26 and had played for the Rangers, one of Scotland’s biggest teams. He’s also one of the most recent victims of gang violence in his country.
Peralta, who was home for the holidays, was shot 18 times while at a mall’s parking lot, but the motive is unclear. What’s a fact is that Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world and is riddled with gang violence.
Que difícil nuestro país con tantos delincuentes matando a cada rato,como que matar esta de moda! ese tipo de gente no merece estar vivo ?
Recently, Peralta had taken to twitter to denounce the violence saying in Spanish, “How difficult it is for our country with so many criminals killing every so often, as though killing was in fashion! These types of people don’t deserve to be alive.”
No one has been arrested for his murder as of yet.
Imagine going years without seeing your mother and knowing she’s in a different country taking care of other people’s children. That is the truth for lots of children in the Dominican Republic. Nana, a documentary by Tatiana Fernández Geara, explores the heartbreaking journey Dominican nannies must take so they can send money to their children back home.
The documentary focuses on the Dominican women who work as nannies in the US.
The women are usually hired to be live-in nannies by affluent families the U.S. Some, like Clara, go several years without seeing their own children and end up becoming surrogate parents for the children they nanny.
One of the mothers in Nana says she had no choice but to leave her children behind in search of better opportunity.
“Sometimes you’re eating and you don’t know if your kids have eaten,” says Leidy, one of the nannies featured in the doc. The nannies must rely on their family members back home to care for their children.
Leidy’s two children are back in San Juan, DR where they are being looked after by their grandmother.