Mexican President's coronavirus missteps come at a great risk

CNN, March 2020

Can Mexico's weapons buyback program stem rising gun violence?

NBC News, February 2020

My Spoon, Your Bullet

Longreads, December 2019

Reports from the November protests against the Colombian government of President Iván Duque Márquez.

A Writer Ventures Back to the Land that Made Her

Arkansas Life, November 2019

Dear AR, I can hear your call even south of the border

Why We Need More Women Journalists at the US-Mexico Border

World Ark Magazine of Heifer International, November 2019

Because of the level of violence along the migrant trail, migration often gets covered like it were a war.

El Viaje de Estrella

Las Raras Podcast, October 2019

Estrella Pérez es una mujer trans que se va desde El Salvador hacia Estados Unidos para pedir asilo, porque su vida corre peligro en su país.

LGBTQ Migrants Find Community at Mexico’s “House of Women”

Yes Magazine, October 2019

After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women find safety and support in Tapachula, Mexico.

Life on the U.S. Asylum Waitlist: A Long and Dangerous Wait

National Geographic, September 2019

SAMRWT TESFEY WALKED from Asmara, Eritrea to Khartoum, Sudan with her daughter Malhri before flying to Dubai and eventually traveling to Mexico.

La vida de los solicitantes de asilo en Estados Unidos: una espera larga y peligrosa

National Geographic, September 2019

Samrwt Tesfey caminó desde Asmara, Eritrea, a Jartum, Sudán, con su hija Malhri antes de volar a Dubái y, finalmente, a México.

Canada has replaced US as goal for some migrants

CNN, September 2019

Hundreds of African migrants have camped out in front of the Siglo XXI immigration facility in Tapachula, Mexico, to protest their inability to legally leave Mexico.

La meta para algunos migrantes es ahora Canadá y no Estados Unidos

CNN, September 2019

Cientos de migrantes africanos acamparon frente a las instalaciones de la Estación migratoria Siglo XXI, en Tapachula, México como protesta ante su incapacidad para abandonar legalmente el país.

Border Crisis: What's it going to take?

CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera, September 2019

TV interview about the US-Mexico border crisis and the situation of asylum seekers in the context of the drowning of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria while crossing the Rio Grande.

Oh, Girl!

Longreads, June 2019

Migrant children, many of whom are unaccompanied minors, are traveling to the U.S. border to escape violence and seek asylum. Is anyone listening to their stories?

¡Ay, qué niñas!

Longreads, June 2019

Niños migrantes, muchos de los cuales son menores no acompañados, viajaron a la frontera de los Estados Unidos para escapar de violencia y pedir asilo. ¿Alguien está escuchando sus historias?

The tragic photo of dead migrants is proof our system is broken

CNN, June 2019

In the photo that became imprinted on our collective consciousness overnight, a father and his 23-month-old daughter are face down in the water, their drowned bodies nestled together, embracing even in death.

Trump's Mexico tariff plan overlooks the root causes of migration

CNN, June 2019

At a migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico, I met families from Ukraine, Eritrea, Cuba and Venezuela seeking asylum in the US.

El plan de aranceles de México pasa por alto las causas fundamentales de la migración

CNN, June 2019

En un refugio de migrantes en Reynosa, México, conocí a familias de Ucrania, Eritrea, Cuba y Venezuela que solicitan asilo en Estados Unidos.

Mothers are the Backbone of the Revolution

Longreads, May 2019

Hundreds of Nicaraguan mothers seek justice for their murdered children, birthing a movement.

Anthony Bourdain Remembered (contributor)

Ecco Books, May 2019

Anthony Bourdain Remembered brings together memories and anecdotes from fans reminiscing about Bourdain’s unique achievements and his enduring effect on their lives as well as comments from chefs, journalists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers.

The American Way

Longreads, March 2019

A Chinese painter explores the US-Mexico border and discovers the reality of the border crisis.

Trans National Migration

Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, April 2019

We follow one transgender woman who flees El Salvador for the United States to try to claim asylum.

Behind one of the largest Holy Week processions in Latin America

National Geographic, April 2019

After a 132-year ban, the Brotherhood of Nazarenes is reviving their traditions.

Re: re: re: re:

California Sunday Magazine, April 2019

A glimpse inside the lives of asylum-seekers through letters, texts, WhatsApp messages and Facebook Posts

Migrants are Shuttered Away in Abandoned Mexican Factory, Not Allowed Exit to Request Asylum

The Takeaway, February 2019

Hundreds of Central American migrants are shuttered away in an abandoned factory, with Mexican security forces preventing their exit.

Mexican Cops Do Trump’s Dirty Work Thwarting Asylum Seekers

The Daily Beast, February 2019

Mexico is not paying for ‘The Wall,’ but some officials are playing the U.S. administration’s game along the border, and the human cost is high.

Inside the Migrant Caravan

C-SPAN, February 2019

Photos and stories from traveling with the October 2018 migrant caravan.

Trump's border visit is premised on lies

CNN, January 2019

Real Stories From Life Inside the Migrant Caravan

The Nib, December 2018

Voces de La Caravana de Migrantes

The Nib, December 2018

Across the Language Barrier

Colombia Journalism Review, print edition on race, Fall 2019

How journalists reach readers in translation

Telling Migrant Stories: Let us begin with the things not seen

Open Canada, December 2018

An Intimate Look at Life Inside the Migrant Caravan

Time Magazine, November 2018

The Central American migrants are still hundreds of miles from the U.S. border

When You Carry All that You Love With You

Longreads, November 2018

Travels into the heart of the migrant caravan

13,000 migrant children in detention: America's horrifying reality

CNN, October 2018

Hay 13.000 niños inmigrantes en centros de detención: la escalofriante realidad en EE.UU.

CNN, October 2018

“They Want to Silence Us”

Lenny Letter, October 2018

A mother and daughter flee violence in Nicaragua, seeking peace in Mexico.

The Never-Ending Girls Trip

Lenny Letter, September 2018

How almost two decades of travel built my relationship with my best friend.

Why every American should pay attention to Nicaragua

CNN, September 2018

The White House could tweet about cases besides Mollie Tibbetts

CNN, August 2018

Every Last Drop

Topic Magazine, August 2018

On any given day in North America’s largest city, millions of residents can’t count on getting water through their taps. Meet the Mexico City natives whose lives are ruled by scarcity.

Ivanka Trump's 'good cop' routine is a sham

CNN, August 2018

La rutina del “buen policía” de Ivanka Trump es una farsa

CNN, August 2018

Here: Oark, Arkansas

The New Territory, August 2018

Scenes From a Migration Crisis—On Both Sides of the Border

National Geographic, August 2019

These migrants, asylum seekers, aid workers, and officers are fighting for better lives and stronger communities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Escenas de una crisis migratoria a ambos lados de la frontera

National Geographic, August 2019

Estos inmigrantes, solicitantes de asilo, trabajadores humanitarios y agentes de la ley luchan por lograr una vida mejor y comunidades más fuertes en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México.

Mexico's next president is the perfect foil to Trump

CNN, July 2018

I would body-slam a groper, too

CNN, July 2018

'He Might Change His Mind in Minutes or Hours.' Migrant Mothers React to Trump Ending Border Separations

Time Magazine, June 2018

The Road to Asylum

Longreads, June 2018

Trans women migrate to escape violence and stay alive.

En camino al asilo

Longreads, June 2018

Las mujeres trans migran para escapar de la violencia y mantenerse con vida.

Unprecedented wave of political violence rocks Mexico

PRI, June 2018

Anthony Bourdain was a voice for the underdog

CNN, June 2018

Anthony Bourdain, la voz que se dedicó a defender a los más débiles

CNN, June 2018

The U.S. Exported Deadly Anti-Choice Policy Abroad. Now It’s Coming Home

HuffPost, May 2018

Why I Travel to Places Deemed “Too Dangerous” for Women

Lenny Letter, May 2018

I’ve reported from some of the most dangerous cities in the world — but everyone tells me not to.

No Journalist Should Have to Know How to Survive in Prison

Longreads, May 2018

How one reporter uncovered the U.S. role in a massacre in Mexico

Univision, May 2018

Cómo una reportera descubrió el papel de los Estados Unidos en una masacre en México

Univision, May 2018

After a recent trip to Myanmar, Alice Driver considers the ever-present dangers for journalists there and in Mexico, where she lives.

Assassins murdered Honduran activist Berta Cáceres. Her mother and daughters have taken up the fight.

PRI, April 2018

What it’s like to be trans when both language and laws refuse to recognize your identity

PRI, April 2018

'Forgive Yourself. And Forgive Me.'

Longreads, March 2018

Alice Driver considers what lessons to take from a late uncle’s life.

The women and girl migrants who disappear, and the feminist policies that could save them

Open Canada, March 2018

The Mutilated and the Disappeared

Longreads, January 2018

A visit to the only shelter in Mexico for migrants who have been mutilated along the migrant trail.

Los mutilados y los desaparecidos

Longreads, January 2018

Una visita al único refugio en México para inmigrantes que han sido mutilados a lo largo de la ruta migratoria.

Trump's Mexico wall would be a gift to the drug cartels

CNN, January 2018

El muro de Trump en México podría ser un regalo para los carteles de la droga

CNN, January 2018

Meet the Women Fighting One of the World’s Most Oppressive Anti-Abortion Laws

Narratively, January 2018

The Mother of El Salvador's Trans-Rights Movement

Lenny Letter, January 2018

In El Salvador, where trans women are denied basic human rights, Karla Avelar bravely leads her community forward.

What women's lives are like when abortion is a crime

CNN, October 2017

Así es la vida de las mujeres en este país donde incluso el aborto espontáneo es un crimen

CNN, October 2017

Inside the Culture of Tattooed Makeup in Mexico

Cosmopolitan Magazine, September 2017

Trapped on the Tarmac, Watching Mexico City Shake

CNN, September 2017

Mexico City Earthquake

BBC, September 2017

Interview about the September 19, 2017 earthquake in Mexico City.

Mexico City Earthquake

Hromaske.ua (Ukranian TV), September 2017

Searching for a Mother's Truth at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Lenny Letter, September 2017

Understanding migration at the U.S.-Mexico border is about more than border control.

“They call you ‘boy’ until you 50 or 54”

Scalawag, August 2017

A road trip through Mississippi to remember the Civil Rights Movement.

Rethinking the dangers women journalists face

Women in the World (associated with the New York Times), August 2017

Brick by Brick

Arkansas Life, July 2017

In 1979, Stephen Driver unsuccessfully tried his hand at a wood-fired kiln. Earlier this year he tried again.

Father of Migrants

Longreads, June 2017

“When it comes to the human body, everything can be trafficked. Migrants are a product in a system that breaks them down into lucrative parts, often until there is nothing left.”

El padre de los migrantes

Longreads, June 2017

“Cuando se trata del cuerpo humano todo puede ser objeto de tráfico. Los migrantes son un producto en un sistema que los separa en partes lucrativas, hasta que muchas veces no queda nada.”

The Shit Men Say to Me When I Travel

Outside Magazine, June 2017

Dam Nation: The False Promise Of America's Artificial Fishing Economies

Pacific Standard, June 2017

Fly fishing on the increasingly artificial waters of Arkansas’ White River is an object lesson in the perils of valuing tourism over sustainability.

Meet the Cubans Who Find Connection in Havana's Wi-Fi Parks

City Lab, May 2017

Journalistic Depictions of Violence Against Women in Mexico

Oxford Research Encyclopedias, March 2017

This article analyzes journalistic depictions of violence against girls and women in Mexico in the context of several high-profile cases that have played out in the country over the past two decades.

Journalist traveled almost halfway around the world to meet her mom at the march in D.C.

Women in the World (associated with the New York Times), January 2017

Trying to shut her up: Indigenous activist facing threats stands up for peace in Colombia

Women Under Siege, January 2017

“We Want to Stay Alive”: Ending Feminicide in Juárez, Mexico

World Policy Journal, Winter 2016

Not Yet Lost

Oxford American, May 2016

As a child, I recognized snakes by the way they moved in the water.

The courageous Colombian activist going head-to-head with mining interests

Women in the World (associated with the New York Times), June 2016

Mothers of the Disappeared

Project Syndicate, September 2016

In Latin America and elsewhere, women, especially mothers of victims of violence, are constantly at the forefront of human-rights activism.

Las otras víctimas de Juárez: las madres que buscan justicia y no tienen respuestas

Univision, September 2016

Stale Bread with Ham and Rum: Tourism in the Time of Cuba

Vice Munchies, August 2016

Mush, mush, mush! How husky racing saved an author and inspired a memoir

The Guardian, July 2016

Nidia Becerra, la ambientalista que defiende a los indígenas Inga de las mineras

Univision, July 2016

Notes on Eating the World's Largest Living Arthropod

Vice Munchies, November 2015

Four women were also raped and killed in Mexico journalist murder—but media calls them promiscuous

Women Under Siege, August 2015

Talking to Alice Driver about Violence Against Women in Juárez

Longreads, July 2015

In Mexico, Small-Time Crooks Are Kidnapping People's Pets

Vice, July 2015

Understanding Femicide And The Disappeared Women Of Juarez Mexico

HuffPost Live, May 2015

Femicide in Juárez is Not a Myth

Texas Observer, September 2015

The Future of Food According to Andrew Zimmern

Vice Munchies, September 2015

La ausencia vive en Ciudad Juárez

Vice Mexico, November 2015

"Shame and despair turn out to be her superpower": New ballet drama "Flesh and Bone" digs deep into incest, shame and the body in the elite dance world

Salon, November 2015

Salvaging the luminosity of a lost city

Open Democracy, July 2015

My Homeland

Short documentary film, Summer 2015

Tells the story of my parents and their art.

My Own Trap

Vela, 2015

Disappearances Have to Disappear

Vela, 2015

I Use My Body Like Money

Vela, 2015

The Jagged, Gilded Script of Scars

Vela, 2015

The Art of the Mistake

Vela, 2015

We Carry Our Homeland With Us, And It Weighs Heavy Like a Rock from the Creek

The New Territory, 2015

More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico

University of Arizona Press, March 2015

Freedom Summer and the unfinished work of the civil rights movement

Al Jazeera English, June 2014

Women take on the 'confidence gap'

Al Jazeera English, April 2014

Teachers challenge a President: protests suppressed in Mexico

Democracy Now, September 2013

If Images Could Fill Our Empty Spaces

Short documentary film, December 2013

Tells the haunting story of four photographers in Juárez, Mexico and the ways they deal with representing the violence of daily life in one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

Lena Dunham: "I write under duress, often in my bed, often at the last minute"

Salon, December 2013

















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