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Stories of migration from some of the best young journalists in Mexico, Central America and the United States


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Driven north

Afro-caribbean community dwindles as land-developer and narcos move in

Marlon Bishop and Gerardo Inmer Chevez reporting from Honduras

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Bridging distances

The changing nature of ties to home

Mely Arellano and Monica Ortiz reporting from Mexico

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The First Migrant

Mystery and dynastic intrigue surround a small town's pioneering first migrant

Jimmy Alvarado and Ruxandra Guidi reporting from El Salvador

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Empty mansions, empty stomachs

In rural Guatemala, remittance architecture builds social status instead of feeding families

Francisco Rodriguez de Leon and Giovanna Dell Orto reporting from Guatemala

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Remittances and regrets

Migrants yearn for a return to the US due to heartsickness and economic reality

Mely Arellano and Monica Ortiz reporting from Mexico




Immigration Uncovered is a production of Round Earth Media. Our unique reporting method puts two early career journalists on each story: one from the United States, the other from the country where the story happens. With the mentoring support of REM's veteran reporters, they work together in equal partnership to research and report on the same stories – creating the most balanced, comprehensive view possible. Their stories are typically published in at least two countries and languages simultaneously – in both a major media outlet in the United States (New York Times, NPR, USA Today, etc.), and a major media outlet in the country where the story happened. Readers in Omaha see the same story as readers in Mexico City!


Immigration Uncovered is made possible by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.