May 31, 2012
The more a corporation can drive down the cost of their products and/or services, the larger the profit. This is a fundamental rule which is especially apparent in the banana industry. Walking down the produce aisle in your local supermarket, you might have noticed that banana prices have hit...
May 30, 2012
On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, the White House released a statement of support by President Obama. He declared his wish to honor “the role of a free press in creating sustainable democracies and prosperous societies,” and pay “special tribute to those journalists who have sacrificed...
May 29, 2012
Narco violence gets most of the headlines in Mexico (and headlines about Mexico in the foreign press), but over the years state violence has been, and continues to be just as deadly—if not more so. As is frequently pointed out, the high degree of criminal infiltration into the institutions...
May 29, 2012
It is time to raise some serious questions about the “war on drugs” in Mexico. Considering that the human toll over the last five years now tops 50,000 fatalities, this futile struggle could more accurately be described as a civil war. According to historian Melvin Small and political scientist J...
May 25, 2012
From December to April I was on the U.S. southern border travelling between Arizona and Texas. This is a collection of photographs I took during those months.
I begin this photo essay on the Tohono O’odham Nation, located in southern Arizona in tribute to the life of Alfonso Martinez Sanchez, whose...
May 24, 2012
Honduras has belatedly appeared on the radar of the U.S. media over the past couple of weeks. A joint U.S.-Honduras drug raid on Friday, May 11, reportedly killed civilians—including two pregnant women—near Ahuas, a town in the Mosquitia region of Honduras. According to press coverage based...