Category: North America

Examining Dominican Anti-Blackness During a Summer of Protest

This July, Dominicans elected opposition presidential candidate Luis Abinader, bidding farewell to 16 years of unbroken rule by the Caribbean nation’s center-left. Voters at home and abroad braved a worsening […] Read More >

Families Struggle to Send Lost Loved Ones Home to Mexico Amid Coronavirus Crisis

This story was originally published on July 9 by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning This story is […] Read More >

Mexican Communities Save Fir Forests

This article was originally published on Mongabay in English and Mongabay Latam in Spanish. For 20 years, the Colima fir tree (Abies colimensis) has been at the heart of many […] Read More >

Latinx Workers Keep New York City Moving

NEW YORK―Immigrants make up the city’s essential workforce, who get up in the morning to work in supermarkets, disinfect subway cars, deliver take-out, and drop off merchandise at bodegas and […] Read More >

Undocumented Day Laborers Struggle During Coronavirus Crisis

HOUSTON—Be Someone. Everyone from Houston recognizes the iconic graffiti sprayed on the side of a railroad bridge downtown. Houston is a place where people flock to “be someone.” It is […] Read More >

Mexican Feminists Win Legal Protections Against Revenge Porn

MEXICO CITY⁠— Olimpia Coral Melo was 18 when a private video she had filmed with her long-term boyfriend began to circulate on WhatsApp. A tabloid in her hometown of Huauchinango, […] Read More >

Questions Linger in Death of Mexican Monarch Defender 

The village of El Soldado Anónimo is tucked between saddle-like hills, fallow corn fields and fragrant evergreen forests in eastern Michoacán, Mexico. On January 13, the yearly patron saint’s festival […] Read More >

Tired of Empty Promises, Mexican Women Call on Government to End Violence

The brutal murder of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla on February 9 in Mexico City set off a wave of ongoing protests. Officials from the Mexico City public prosecutor’s office leaked photos […] Read More >

Impunity Reigns in the Murder of Samir Flores

Samir Flores Soberanes was gunned down outside his home on February 20, 2019. The Indigenous Náhuatl farmer, radio producer, and environmental activist was from Amilcingo, Morelos. The day before he […] Read More >

Sanctuary in New York City Isn’t So Simple

Last week, The New York Times broke the story that Border Patrol will deploy tactical units from the southern border to cities that do not comply with immigration enforcement. These […] Read More >