Science writer Erik Vance visited healers in the U.S., China, and Mexico to study the placebo effect. He has been blessed, cursed, and tortured in countless ways.
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.
When Mexico signed a free trade agreement with the U.S. and Canada in 1994, a rise in Mexican obesity and malnutrition ensued. James Whitlow Delano reports on the long-term impacts.
A high-tech bus line was billed as the solution to Tijuana's transit woes. But multiple factors are working against its success.
Central Americans call attention to the search for their disappeared and press local authorities for information. Meanwhile, forensic anthropologists exhume the unidentified in Texas.
While covering transportation issues in Tijuana, journalist Patrick Reilly crosses the U.S./Mexico border three times—it's not so easy for Tijuanenses.
James Whitlow Delano explores what life is like for Mexicans living next to the U.S. border.
In November, a caravan of Central Americans traveled more than 3,000 miles across Mexico on a journey to find their loved ones who disappeared on the dangerous trek to the U.S.
Climb aboard Tijuana's old and new buses with this audio slideshow.
Flashy, flush Mexico City architect Fernando Romero wants to bring his hometown into the 21st century—but he is not even free to walk through it.
Explore the bus and trolley lines on both sides of the US-Mexico border.
Tijuana's sleek new bus line offers a much better ride than existing ones. But that might not ensure its success.