Tag Archives: Mexico
In the sister cities of Matamoros and Brownsville, Trump’s new policies are straining good Samaritans.
On a mid-August evening in Matamoros, Pastor Abraham Barberi can’t wipe the sweat from his forehead fast enough. As the Tamaulipan sun beats down, Barberi arr...Read More
In the city where Trump is stranding hundreds of asylum seekers under the policies known as 'Remain in Mexico' and 'metering,' Aarón Méndez has disappeared.
On August 3, Aarón Méndez, the director of a migrant shelter in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, was kidnapped by members of organized crime while def...Read More
It’s also kind of working.
Under a blistering noon sun, dozens of migrants from all over Latin America file south along a bridge to the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo, carrying nothi...Read More
Refugees stranded across the border from Brownsville endure interminable delays, leading some — like the father and daughter who drowned last Sunday — to brave the Rio Grande.
In the Mexican border city of Matamoros, just feet from the Gateway International Bridge to Brownsville, a few dozen asylum-seekers cluster beneath the shade of...Read More
Labor trafficking hides in plain sight across Texas, disproportionately affecting the thousands of farmworkers who visit the state on H-2A guest worker visas.
Labor trafficking hides in plain sight across Texas, disproportionately affecting the thousands of farmworkers who visit the state on H-2A guest worker visas. &...Read More
Trump’s 5 percent tax on Mexican goods over Central American immigration would hit Texas harder than any other state.
On Thursday, President Trump announced on Twitter that he plans to impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into the United States from Mexico, effective J...Read More
Oscar Casares has written a powerful novel about the emotional traumas of migration, implicating all social classes.
Each time Oscar Casares comes out with a book, it seems he must have written 10 others in the meantime. The progress in rhythmic flow, plot concision and charac...Read More
Though its title evokes Mexican folk art, Retablos is closer in effect to that of French pointillism. Its small dabs of vivid color produce a brilliant cumulative effect.
Describing his memories of childhood, 60-year-old Octavio Solis says that they come to him like “a set of retablos, votive images painted on old beaten tin, m...Read More
A new petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights “highlights the reality of the U.S. working hand in glove with the Mexicans to completely shut down bridges.”
Elsa, a Guatemalan living in Southern Mexico, knew something was wrong. Her husband began traveling a lot without explanation, and physically abusing her and th...Read More