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.
This week, more than 50 women and men will trek through 75 miles of ocotillo and saguaro cactus along the dry, desolate plains of the Sonoran Desert. But, as this video by Jake Ratner and Elena Stein shows, what they walk to witness is far from natural.
With the release of two separate investigations this week, it is becoming increasingly clear why the reconstruction has failed the Haitian people on such a massive scale—it is lucrative business opportunity first, with the humanitarian element coming in at a distant second.