I noticed in an article in the May 22 issue (Outliers, p. 84) a reference to the shipping of closed hospital's equipment, etc., to San Pedro Sula, "a small village in Honduras." That makes for wonderful and sympathetic reading, except that San Pedro Sula is not a small village. In 1993, its population was estimated at 353,800. Even by U.S. standards, this thriving industrial and cultural center with a major international airport is no small village.
Having lived in San Pedro Sula in the past, I took affront to the assumption that just because a city is in a Third World country it must be "a small village."
The small village of Louisville, Ky.