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After mudslide, narcos help priest build new town

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSMission San Francisco de Asis, Honduras - 28 June 20211. Wide of people descending dirt road in rainASSOCIATED PRESSLa Reina, Honduras - 25 June 20212. Drone shot of ruined village and mudslide++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED++3. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Cesar Obdulio Giron, Villager: (transcript below)4. Drone shot of mist over mudslideASSOCIATED PRESSMission San Francisco de Asis, Honduras - 26 June 2021++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Juventina López Zelaya, Villager: (transcript below)ASSOCIATED PRESSLa Reina, Honduras - 25 June 20216. Wide of man carrying child through ruined villageASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: La Lima, Honduras - 5 November 20207. Wide of man towing child through floodwatersASSOCIATED PRESSSanta Barbara, Honduras - 25 June 20218. Tight of military police officer with machine gunASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Tijuana, Mexico - 1 July 20219. Wide of "La Esperanza" migrant camp at Chaparral US-Mexico border crossing10. Mid of US flag flying above border installationASSOCIATED PRESSMission San Francisco de Asis, Honduras - 27 June 202111. Wide of Friar Leopoldo Serrano leading prayer service12. Mid of Serrano with communion chalice13. Various of parishionersASSOCIATED PRESSSanta Barbara, Honduras - 26 June 202114. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Friar Leopoldo Serrano: (transcript below)ASSOCIATED PRESSLa Reina, Honduras - 25 June 202115. Various of man riding burro up ravaged hillside++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED++16. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Cesar Obdulio Giron, Villager: (transcript below)17. Wide of Giron walking toward ruined home18. Wide panning shot of villagers and ruined homes19. Mid of people amid ruinsASSOCIATED PRESSMission San Francisco de Asis, Honduras - 26 June 202120. Wide of Serrano at construction site21. Wide of bulldozer moving dirt22. Wide of pickup passing nice home in valleyASSOCIATED PRESSEl Espíritu, Honduras - 25 June 202123. Tight of rusty gate at drug trafficker propertyASSOCIATED PRESSSanta Barbara, Honduras - 26 June 202124. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Friar Leopoldo Serrano: (transcript below)ASSOCIATED PRESSMission San Francisco de Asis, Honduras - 26 June 202125. Wide of man with pickaxe seen through window of concrete houseASSOCIATED PRESSMission San Francisco de Asis, Honduras - 29 June 202126. Slow pull out on birds-eye photo of drug rehab center Serrano built at missionASSOCIATED PRESSSanta Barbara, Honduras - 28 June 202127. Various of Jose Elmer Giron welding metal++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED++28. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jose Elmer Giron, Villager: (transcript below)ASSOCIATED PRESSMission San Francisco de Asis, Honduras - 26 June 202129. People working in row of new concrete housesASSOCIATED PRESSMission San Francisco de Asis, Honduras - 27 June 202130. Wide of Serrano preaching31. Tight of Serrano holding Bible++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED++ASSOCIATED PRESSSanta Barbara, Honduras - 26 June 202132. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Friar Leopoldo Serrano: (transcript below)ASSOCIATED PRESSAldea Hacienda Uno, Honduras - 25 June 202133. Mid of corn cobs piled on tarp34. Wide of shelter with corn in frontASSOCIATED PRESSMission San Francisco de Asis, Honduras - 26 June 202135. Mid of men shoveling36. Wide of workers constructing new homes37. Wide of man walking past shelter as dark clouds loomSTORY LINE:AFTER BACK-TO-BACK MAJOR HURRICANES, THE HONDURAN VILLAGE OF LA REINA (Pronouncer: "lah-RAY-nah") SIMPLY CEASED TO EXIST.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Cesar Obdulio Giron (Pronouncer: "SAY-zahr ob-DOO-leoh hee-ROHN"), Villager:"I came to find where I used to live. But I couldn't. I didn't know where it was."SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Juventina López Zelaya (Pronouncer: "hoo-ven-TEE-nah ze-LIE-yah"), Villager:"I lost everything there. Everything. Not even a little tray to get water."THE TWIN SCOURGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND DRUG TRAFFICKING HAVE DEVASTATED HONDURAS, DRIVING TENS OF THOUSANDS TO FLEE TO THE UNITED STATES FOR A CHANCE AT A BETTER LIFE.FRIAR LEOPOLDO SERRANO CAN'T CONTROL NATURE. BUT THIS MAN OF GOD HAS MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL IN HOPES OF REBUILDING AT LEAST THIS ONE TATTERED COMMUNITY.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Friar Leopoldo Serrano, Franciscan Friar:"I don't have any medicine. The ones who should help heal this are you drug dealers. It's you."THESE COFFEE-TREE STUDDED HILLS WERE A RAVAGED LAND LONG BEFORE HURRICANES ETA AND IOTA WASHED AWAY LA REINA'S 300 HOMES IN NOVEMBER 2020.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Cesar Obdulio Giron, Villager:"You lost your house … I felt like I had failed."MANY OF THE HOUSES IN LA REINA WERE BUILT WITH MONEY SENT BY THOSE WHO HAD LEFT TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. TODAY, ABOUT 15 PERCENT OF THE TOWN'S POPULATION LIVES IN THE US.FEARING THAT THE REST WOULD NOW FOLLOW, FRIAR SERRANO DECIDED TO REBUILD THE VILLAGE. BUT MOST OF THE LAND IN THESE PARTS IS OWNED BY DRUG TRAFFICKERS.SO, HE OFFERED THEM A CHANCE TO ATTONE.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Friar Leopoldo Serrano, Franciscan Friar:"Donating land to these people, I assure you that you are earning points up there with God."CONSTRUCTION BEGAN THIS SPRING AT SERRANO'S NEARBY MISSION SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS.JOSE ELMER GIRON WAS DEPORTED FROM THE US, BUT HIS WIFE AND BABY ARE STILL THERE. IF IT WEREN'T FOR SERRANO, HE WOULD LIKELY HAVE TRIED TO REJOIN THEM.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jose Elmer Giron (Pronouncer: "hee'ROHN"), Villager:"Well, I'm here because I want to, in case they give me a plot of land or a little house and all of that."SOME HAVE WARNED SERRANO ABOUT THE DANGERS OF TRYING TO SHAME THE TRAFFICKERS. HE DOES NOT WORRY ABOUT HIMSELF.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Friar Leopoldo Serrano, Franciscan Friar:"I have always said it, `What matters is that people can eat, that people can have a roof over their heads.'"THE HONDURAN GOVERNMENT HAS BELATEDLY PROMISED TO HELP WITH THE CONSTRUCTION. THAT AID WON'T COME UNTIL OCTOBER -- THE MIDDLE OF HURRICANE SEASON.ALLEN BREED, ASSOCIATED PRESS===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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