Press: The Treacherous Lure of a Story

On a Honduran border road, two U.S. journalists are killed

The gravel road from Cifuentes to Las Trojes is a pleasant, ordinary scribble between mountains at roadside and a green valley. Peasants pick their way as rickety trucks rumble by. The main thing to interest a foreign visitor on the stretch, a four-hour drive southeast of the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, is that the border with Nicaragua is as little as 20 or 30 yards away. There is a sporadic, undeclared war between the two countries; the proximity can mean "action"—gunfire. Last week that...

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