Greetings from the Border Security Expo in El Paso, Texas. This annual convention brings private industry together with high brass from Customs and Border Protection. It will serve as an interesting backdrop to tonight’s lifting of Title 42 (at 11:59 p.m.). So stay tuned for stories on this in the coming weeks.
On May 25, we will be hosting an online discussion forum on water, climate change, and the border. Save the date! We are still talking to potential panelists and determining the exact time, so more details will come soon.
Into the Heart of Narcopolitics and Journalism: A Podcast with Melissa del Bosque
Border Chronicle founder Melissa del Bosque talks at length about a harrowing article she wrote on the murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach.
For the first time in the history of The Border Chronicle, Melissa del Bosque and Todd Miller have done a podcast together. Don’t worry, it comes with the requisite banter, especially at the beginning. But the brunt of the conversation is a deep dive into Melissa’s chilling, page-turning article in The New Yorker, “A Covert Mission to Solve a Mexican Journalist’s Murder,” published in April.
We talk at length about the harrowing story of Miroslava Breach, the Mexican journalist who covered stories that upset the powerful and who, in March 2017, was murdered in the city of Chihuahua. We look into the narcopolitics Breach was covering in the Sierra Tarahumara and the emergence of a secret collective that helped bring her killers to justice. Melissa reflects on this story, how she wrote the article, and what it means to her as a border journalist.
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