This is Sophie’s nightmare: One day, immigration agents will show up at her home in Los Angeles to deport her mother and father.
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Bullies Like Trump
When a response to an attack isn’t delivered in a timely manner, it loses impact. The perfect example: Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s delayed response to Donald Trump’s criticism of Mexican immigrants.
High Hopes for Cuba — Again
Now that the U.S. has opened relations with Cuba and President Obama is slated to visit later this month, many people expect that big changes will finally come to the island. Don’t hold your breath. Cuba is still run by a brutal dictatorship, and it’s still deeply entrenched in its ways.
Welcome to Miami
MIAMI — We’ve been invaded. The presidential election-year circus — candidates, campaign staffers, backers, reporters and pundits — has once again rolled into town.
So Who’s Paying for the Wall?
“I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall,” Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, told me in an interview last week. In fact, Donald Trump “should pay for it,” Fox said. “He’s got the money.”
Pope Francis and President Obama are the best friends that Cuba could hope for. Both leaders have resolved to ally with the Castro regime, despite its decadeslong record of repression, censorship and human rights violations. The mystery is why.
If I Could Interview the Pope …
What journalist wouldn’t want to interview Pope Francis? Few people are more intriguing than the spiritual leader of the world’s more than 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. But getting a few minutes of face time with him is no easy task.
The New Face of America
My son, Nicolas, is turning 18 this summer, and he’ll be voting for the first time later this year. Nicolas probably doesn’t realize it yet, but in the November election he and millions of other young Latinos could determine who the next president will be.
El Chapo: Mexico’s Latest Telenovela
The notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be locked up (again), but it would be naive to assume that his recapture will significantly improve the well-being of more than 120 million Mexicans.
The Mysteries of Iowa
When the plane’s doors opened after we landed in Des Moines, a frigid draft blew through the cabin. I checked the temperature on my phone: zero degrees Fahrenheit. As someone born in Mexico and tempered in Florida, I felt almost frozen.