As the immigration debate rages in Washington and Congress pushes for a $46.3 billion border-security surge, undocumented immigrants continue to perish in Arizona’s harsh wilderness. In this week’s Newsweek, Terry Greene Sterling tells the story of one mother’s attempt to bring her family to America.
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“For sure, he was killed because of his work as a reporter. Over his at least 17 years at the newspaper, he made a long list of enemies, many of whom I imagine would love to see him dead. But he denounced so many people and so much corruption that it is impossible to say who was behind his murder.” — O Estado do Maranhao state affairs editor Silvia Moscoso • Discussing the death of Decio Sa, one of his co-workers at the Brazilian newspaper. The political reporter was killed Monday night, gunned down while eating dinner. Brazil is a particularly dangerous part of the world for journalists — four journalists have been killed just this year alone, along with 21 since 1992.
Rest in peace, brother.
From his morning-time perch above the southbound lanes of Highway 85 in Monterrey, Mexico, photographer Alejandro Cartagena catches images of people on their way to work.
A little dose of vacation for your afternoon, c/o Mazatlan, Mexico.
NWK Tumblr just put three supergrande bottles of tequila in the mail bound for cold coworkers in NYC.
Arian Campo-Flores, on the Mexican blogger who works where reporters fear to tread.
Lally Weymouth has a nice interview with Felipe Calderón. Then, for a look at another side of Mexico’s drug war, we are reminded of this nice piece from last summer on El Chapo, the most wanted man in Mexico.