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Roberto Marquez of Dallas adds a flower a makeshift memorial at the site where officials found dozens of people dead in an abandoned semitrailer containing suspected migrants, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in San Antonio. 

Absurd lines: Part II

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into the asymmetry of political belief when it comes to immigration: Voters against immigration tend to prioritize the issue over those in favor of it.

Body bags lie at the scene where a tractor trailer with multiple dead bodies was discovered, in San Antonio, Texas

Migrant smuggling networks arise from the ‘lack of legal pathways’ into the US, expert says

In this file photo, Democratic US presidential candidates Julian Castro, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are pictured on stage at a First in the West Event at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 17, 2019.

Former presidential hopeful Julián Castro urges Latinos to vote for Biden

churros on a plate

Old Mexican recipes going as far back as the 1700s made available during lockdown as e-books

Flowers are seen on the star of late singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, on November 3, 2017.

What Selena’s life and legacy tell us about Latinx identity today

A mural of the Beatles

How the Beatles created a sense of ‘place’ for this Argentinian American


When Lucía Benavides moved to the US from Argentina as a young girl, she clung to the Beatles’ music for something familiar.


A father with HIV was separated from his daughters at the border


The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating kids from parents ended in June of 2018, after massive outrage. But Andrea and her sisters are among more than 950 kids the ACLU now claims were taken from parents after that date.

A woman holds open a magazine with an illustration of an astronaut and cat on the cover. The woman's eyes are visible above the pages.

No ordinary saint, St. Sucia is a rebel zine for Latinx feminists

With a trailblazing zine centered around a rebel “saint,” Isabel Castro and Natasha Hernandez create a space for Latinx individuals looking for gender-challenging, border-crossing and ass-kicking representation.

Julián Castro

Julián Castro makes climate change a central theme of his presidential campaign

US politics

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who is running for president as a Democrat, has made climate change one of his key issues on the campaign trail.

Alicia Cruz, in the center of the photograph, is shown wearing a jean jacket and putting her left hand on the shoulder of the woman next to her.

Therapists help migrants in San Antonio through trauma after detention

Two psychotherapists from San Francisco put their skills to use in an unlikely place: a San Antonio bus station where newly arrived migrants were being released by ICE, with few resources.