North America

Migrants take to social media to document their risky journey to the US

Migration

The Darien jungle, between North and South America, has become one of the main routes for migrants heading to the United States, with more than 520,000 people crossing just last year. Many are now documenting their migration journeys with their phones and posting videos on social media platforms. From Bogota, Manuel Rueda reports.

Who was Toussaint L’Ouverture, the namesake behind Boston’s new Haitian cultural center?

International students in the US face many challenges as they adjust to new cultural norms.

Chaplains open doors for international students on campus

Sacred Nation

Once the epicenter of hydraulic engineering, Mexico City is now running out of water

Environment

Toronto is experiencing a car theft epidemic

Migrants say crossing Mexico has become increasingly challenging

Migration

Mexican authorities have increased efforts to impede the transit of migrants arriving at the southern US border in response to requests by the Biden administration.

The Red Dress night honored murdered and missing Indigenous women, and girls, Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ people in Canada and worldwide.

They call her a ‘Mountain Mover’ — Founder of Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week revolutionizes the runway

Fashion

First Nations people are reclaiming their culture by showcasing their own designs during the Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week in Canada. The event was founded by Joleen Mitton, who has spent years bringing Native representation to the fashion industry.

A group of runners carrying staffs and smile for a group shot

‘Spirit Run’: A new memoir details one man’s journey to reconnect with nature and his Indigenous heritage

Books

In his memoir, “Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land,” Noe Álvarez shares how the communal run helped him reclaim a relationship with the land and reconnect with his parents’ migration and life of labor in the agricultural fields of the northwest.

With Canadian and Haitian flags hoisted, marchers take part in demonstration in support of asylum-seekers working in Quebec's long-term care homes in Montreal, Canada, in June.

Canada is granting residency to some asylum-seekers working in pandemic health care

Immigration

Earlier this month, Canada’s immigration minister Marco Mendicino announced that the country will grant permanent residency to some asylum-seekers who have been working in institutions hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic: hospitals and long-term care homes.

A group of dairy cows stand in a caged area inside a farm

Can this radical approach to dairies save US farms?

Canada’s practice of limiting milk production ensures a stable market for its dairy farmers. It’s also being touted as a potential solution to the US dairy crisis.