“Movement,” a one-hour special from The World, brings you stories of global migration through music. Together, host Marco Werman and Ethiopian American singer Meklit Hadero blend song and narrative in a meditation on what it means to be American. We follow a once-undocumented singer in San Francisco on a long-awaited trip back to Mexico, reflect on the experience of exile with a Syrian DJ and hear a Sudanese American artist play his first-ever show in Sudan — all guided by Hadero as she reflects on her own American story.
The former US ambassador to Mexico says the Trump administration is "an administration that seems disinclined to cooperate."
The border city is a case study in how Mexican municipal and state-level officials are charged with handling the effects of increasingly restrictive US immigration policies largely on their own.
Factory workers in Ciudad Juárez now make only 40 percent of what Chinese factory workers do, on average. For the first time, efforts to unionize are meeting with some limited success.
Officials in the Mexican border city Ciudad Juárez are hoping that removing the 'No More Weapons!" sign, which is made of confiscated guns, will help attract tourists and serve as a sign of good faith toward the United States.
For the last six years, a little-known infusion of American tax dollars has played a part in the fight against organized crime in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez. Part of the money for the Merida Initiative is used to keep young people out of drug cartels and help boost the economy.
American musician Edgar Quintero gets paid to write folk ballads about Mexico's drug wars. He doesn't ask his clients too many questions and often gets paid in cash.
In Juarez, Mexico, the once-bustling nightlife had been dead for years as violence erupted in the city. But, in recent months, as police have setup checkpoints and drug violence has stabilized and perhaps even subsided, the nightlife is returning.