Behind Roma is a complex history of indigenous lives and faiths.
What does it mean to worship in the middle of a wound?
When Francisco Cantú took a job as a border patrol agent, he didn’t consider the cost to his humanity.
In Tijuana, we witnessed the resilience and humanity of the migrant movement.
In Cuarón’s film, both love and violence come in waves.
What does it do to the body and spirit to be preyed upon constantly?
In the 500 years since Catholicism came to Mexico, it has profoundly shaped and been shaped by the indigenous culture.
"I went to college," the man said. "I got one more year, then I go over there and start working."
In a caravan of 45 people, mostly mothers looking for their disappeared children, Santos del Socorro Rojas was one of the lucky ones.
For generations residents of San Diego and Tijuana have gathered at Friendship Park to visit with family and friends through the border fence. In coming months the Department of Homeland Security will erect a secondary fence across the park, eliminating public access to this historic meeting place. Until then, I will serve Communion at Friendship Park each Sunday afternoon, distributing the elements through the border fence.
The collapse of immigration reform legislation is best understood not as a failure of short-term political leadership, but rather as an inevitable long-term consequence of NAFTA. NAFTA’s architects believed that as goods and services began to flow in unprecedented volume throughout the world’s largest free market, low-wage labor would remain largely fixed.Unfortunately, the unleashed forces of the free market uprooted longstanding social and economic arrangements in Mexico and caused the already meager economic opportunities, especially in the rural parts of the country, to evaporate. Millions of Mexican people—the bearers of cheap labor—were compelled to seek out their most rational reallocation.