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Flying Over the Line

As debate rages over U.S.-Mexico border security, drone photography offers a new perspective on what life is like along the border.

Body Hunters

The mothers of Mexico's missing learn forensic investigative techniques to try to uncover what happened to their children and identify bodies found in mass graves. 

Lines and Lineage

2017 CatchLight Fellow Tomas van Houtryve explores the history of the U.S.-Mexico border through period-accurate photography in this photo essay for Harper's.

The Search for Missing Migrants

Central Americans call attention to the search for their disappeared and press local authorities for information. Meanwhile, forensic anthropologists exhume the unidentified in Texas.

Crossing Over

While covering transportation issues in Tijuana, journalist Patrick Reilly crosses the U.S./Mexico border three times—it's not so easy for Tijuanenses.

Life on the Border

James Whitlow Delano explores what life is like for Mexicans living next to the U.S. border.

January 25, 2018

Tomas van Houtryve's Pulitzer Center Catchlight Fellowship

Tomas van Houtryve

The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border and the “weaponization” of photography using historical photographic techniques alongside cutting-edge surveillance technology.

January 09, 2018

The Biggest Mass Grave in Mexico

Jesse Alejandro Cottrell

A group of mothers with missing children just unearthed the biggest narco mass gravesite in Mexican history. This project documents their struggle to discover what happened their kids.

December 14, 2017

Border Fence Land Grab

Julian Aguilar, Kiah Collier

Donald Trump's promised border wall will involve taking land from hundreds of people. An earlier land grab to build border fencing was rushed, sloppy, and gave landowners wildly differing payments.

June 13, 2017

Tijuana Changes Lanes

Patrick Reilly

A high-tech bus route was billed as the solution to a chaotic, disorganized transit system. Can everyone involved in that system get on board?

April 17, 2017

Up Against the U.S./Mexico Border Wall

James Whitlow Delano

Mexicans call it The Wall of Shame. Few people north of the border ever ask, what does the wall look like from Mexico, not just to ordinary Mexicans but those whose homes literally touch the wall?

March 02, 2017

Urbanization in the Developing World

Daniel Brook

This global reporting project on urbanization in the developing world examines how three major countries—China, India, and Mexico—are dealing with a similar challenge in their own unique ways.

December 20, 2016

The Missing Migrants: Families Search for Answers

Aaron Nelsen, Julysa Sosa

For years Central Americans have transited Mexico en route to the United States, many are never heard from again. In a country teeming with the disappeared, Central American mothers search for theirs.

November 23, 2016

Mexico Considers Trump

Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin

Donald Trump has targeted Mexico more than any other country, promising to build a wall, deport millions of Mexicans from the U.S., and cancel NAFTA. PBS NewsHour examines how Mexico is responding.

November 14, 2016

Mexico City: Disparities in Healthcare

Isabel Izek

Mexico is considered the most advanced of the developing countries. Yet access to medical technology is reserved for those who can pay for private hospital care, excluding many of the most needy.

May 16, 2016

Declining Violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Dominic Bracco II

A multimedia project about the psychology of violence. The project follows Diego, a former gang member, on his personal journey of reconciliation and redemption in Ciudad Juarez.

Meet the Journalist: Nsikan Akpan

The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from acupuncture to laying of hands to the doctor's office. Science producer for PBS NewsHour Nsikan Akpan journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.

Meet the Journalist: Daniel Brook

Daniel Brook reports on the building of instant, modern cities in the developing world and examines the effects of major infrastructure projects on citizens living in Mexico, China, and India.

Meet the Journalist: James Whitlow Delano

Post-NAFTA Mexico was flooded with cheap sugary, fatty junk food from the U.S.–triggering a dual crisis: obesity and malnutrition. As NAFTA renegotiations progress, will these crises come up at all?

Meet the Journalist: Dominic Bracco

Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II's reporting follows Diego, a former gang member on his personal journey for reconciliation and redemption. In this video Bracco gives a behind-the-scenes look at the history of violence in Juarez.

Technology and Activism in Mexico

The following global affairs lesson plan for history, ELA, Spanish and Humanities teachers investigates the use of technology in Mexico to combat corruption, and the impacts of that activism.

Magnetic Minds

This lesson was designed for high school or college science courses. Students will conduct an experiment and discuss the historic and current role of hypnosis in the medical landscape.

Technology and Activism in Mexico

The following global affairs lesson plan for history, ELA, Spanish, and Humanities teachers investigates the use of technology in Mexico to combat corruption, and the impacts of that activism.

Tuberculosis: A Call to Action

This lesson plan for science teachers, humanities teachers, and university professors examines the role that visuals can play in driving policy change by inspiring readers to “do something”.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.