BROWNSVILLE, TX. – As I write this from the U.S. side of the border with Mexico, there are more than 60,000 migrants on the other side, waiting to cross. They come, most of them, from the poorest, most violent, unequal and battered countries in Latin America.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – México is the cork. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s immigration policy has totally failed, and what’s worse, it’s costing many lives. Thirty nine migrants died in a government detention center in this city,
EL PASO, Texas – The cameras and lights were ready. We were about to start our TV news program when, suddenly, behind me, two migrants jumped the metal wall that separates the United States and Mexico.
Of course there’s a crisis on the border between Mexico and the United States. It is a humanitarian crisis. Nearly 2 ½ million people have crossed it illegally in the past year, according to the Border Patrol.
Her name was Margaret. The five-year-old girl’s body was found far from the place where she slipped from the hand of her mother on the Rio Bravo/Grande.
WASHINGTON D.C. – There are times in diplomacy when smiling for a photo is enough, then leaving without enjoying a long dinner.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – So much death, so much pain, in such a small space.
It hurts to think of those limp bodies, asphyxiated, as if they had been boiled from the inside with an enormous fever that heats up everything around it.
A wave, a giant one, is about to reach the border between Mexico and the United States. On May 23rd, the U.S. government will end the so-called Title 42, which has allowed the immediate deportation of migrants who enter illegally in search of refuge or political asylum.
Some politicians come from another world. They have, let’s say, a morality that is more flexible than the rest of humanity.
TAPACHULA, Mexico – He doesn’t like being called a coyote, pollero or people smuggler. He defines himself as a “facilitator of opportunities” for migrants.