Challenging binaries in immigration and citizenship

The New Yorker, Sept 2021. Film by Maya Cueva. What first bonded the community organizer Alejandra Pablos and the filmmaker Maya Cueva was mutual admiration. It was 2018, and Pablos was being held in an ice detention center in Eloy, Arizona, her second stay there in the course of a complicated deportation case that started with a... Continue Reading →

The ‘relentless emotional journey’ of the mothers of Central America’s disappeared

The New Yorker, May 2021. Film by Erin Semine Kökdil. The opening scene of the film “Desde Que Llegaste, Mi Corazón Dejó de Pertenecerme” (“Since You Arrived, My Heart Stopped Belonging to Me”) is shot through the windshield of a bus barrelling through fog, wipers swiping to no avail. We cannot discern what doom—or what... Continue Reading →

Rape and Reparations in Mexico

Lux Magazine, No. 1. En español en Alharaca. Art by Sofía Clausse. This reporting was supported by a grant from the Fund for Constitutional Government. Beginning in the summer of 2015, millions of women filled the streets of Latin America in a series of marches united by a hashtag at once a slogan and a... Continue Reading →

The hidden connection between U.S steel giant Nucor and the controversial Los Pinares mine in Honduras

Contracorriente, Univision Investigative Unit and the Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística (CLIP), November 2020. With Jennifer Ávila. Disponible en español. An environmental conflict marked by violence is raging in Guapinol, Honduras, where local inhabitants resist an iron oxide mine in a national park. This cross-border journalism alliance* has uncovered that the Nucor Corporation, the chief... Continue Reading →

El Salvador’s Security Smoke Screens

NACLA and Taylor & Francis Online, November 2020. With Pamela Ruiz. This is an excerpt; complete copies are available at either publisher. My reporting for this piece was thanks to a grant from The Fund for Constitutional Government. In April 2020, Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele reacted to a wave of murders by ordering prison officials... Continue Reading →

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