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Celebrating cross-border unity in the age of Trump

The United States and Mexico are more culturally and economically intertwined now than at any point in their histories – even with President Donald Trump clinging to his promise to build an “impenetrable” border wall and make Mexico pay for … Continue reading

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LBC Radio interview about the Aeromexico plane crash

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Prospects for health in Mexico after the presidential election

The country’s president-elect faces a tough challenge to redress the health system, but his stance on corruption might help. Read the article at The Lancet (login required)

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The Cartel’s Deadly Grip on Mexico’s Elections

GUADALAJARA, Mexico—There is no escaping the fact that Chapultepec Avenue has changed since the Jalisco New Generation cartel tried to kill the former state prosecutor. Despite enjoying a reputation as one of Mexico’s trendiest locations, business has slowed in the once crowded … Continue reading

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LBC Radio interview about Mexico’s 2018 elections

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Central Americans are more afraid of their home countries than Trump

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Like most migrants stopping in Guadalajara on their way to the United States, Ricardo made it here by riding on top of the trans-Mexico freight train commonly known as “The Beast.” The 22-year-old Honduran arrived at the … Continue reading

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Spraying bullets not sunscreen: Violence in Baja California Sur

Baja California Sur – popular with tourists – and drug cartels. You don’t want to be a reporter caught in the middle. Read the article at Index on Censorship (subscription required)

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How former Mexican president Vicente Fox went from drug tsar to legalization trailblazer

The tiny Mexican village of San Cristóbal is not somewhere you would immediately associate with North America’s cannabis revolution. Smoking weed is still illegal there and there are no headshops in town, just a sleepy plaza ringed by narrow, cobblestone … Continue reading

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Index on Censorship podcast interview about violence against journalists in Baja California Sur

I spoke to Index on Censorship about press freedom and violence in Baja California Sur ahead of their forthcoming issue.

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Murky business: A hunt for answers as children fall sick around Mexico lake

AGUA CALIENTE, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Eduardo Baltazar is the youngest person in the tiny Mexican village of Agua Caliente to have a kidney transplant, undergoing the life-saving surgery a month shy of his 13th birthday. The boy is … Continue reading

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