Articles by: Humberto J. Rocha

January 21, 2024

Despite the Mexican American music trio’s success in the United States, the group faced backlash in Mexico for “not being Mexican enough.” What does this say about how Mexicanness is perceived within and outside the country?

May 5, 2023

Santiago Mitre’s feature film about holding the perpetrators of dictatorship accountable in Argentina humanizes a pivotal moment in Latin American—and world—history.

April 21, 2022

In Oscar Martínez's new book, the editor-in-chief of El Faro reflects on his years of reporting in and out of El Salvador, questioning journalistic practices, analyzing the ethics of his actions, and grappling with the violence he has witnessed. 

December 7, 2021

For nearly two years during the pandemic, Mexicans could not cross the Rio Grande for shopping, tourism, or family visits. Border cities dependent on their business were hit hard but have hope now that the travel ban has been lifted.

November 8, 2021

This 2020 Netflix documentary examines the origins and development of Latin American rock and the role it has played in the region’s history and politics.

March 3, 2021

Approaching the one-year mark of the pandemic in Mexico, workers adapt in the absence of state support.