I still split my time between both Mexico and the United States. Mexico is one of the United States’ most important relationships, economically, socially, and culturally, yet this connection goes largely unexplored, even in border regions.
This needs to change, because while Mexico certainly has its share of internal problems, many of its biggest issues — drug cartels, human trafficking, mass emigration — originated with American policies.
Here’s what you get:
Weekly stories about immigration or border issues
Sound recordings and photographs from the scene
Exclusive Q&A in BEACON forums
Original stories that give a “voice to the voiceless”
Nuanced reporting with an eye for context
Transportation (airfare, cab fare), food, time, and the all-important rent are the major places my money goes. I already have the equipment that I need.
Children on the Tijuana side of the border.
J Rae Hudspeth
Richard T. Powers
Just wanted to let you know my project “Life, Love and Fear on the Border” has passed 25% of the target goal! Your pledge and support has gotten us this far which has been fantastic, thank you so much!
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