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Trump's Asylum Policies Sent Him Back to Mexico. He Was Kidnapped Five Hours Later By a Cartel (photo: Sergio Flores/Hunter French)

LA Times

Alternative energy efforts in Mexico slow as Lopez Obrador prioritizes oil (photo: Alfredo Estrella/AFP)


Mexican officials are extorting thousands of dollars from migrants applying for asylum (photo: Emily Green)


The Smugglers Getting Rich Off Trump’s Policies: For coyotes, business is booming (photo: Mateo Schimpf)

Print & Digital Selects

VICE News, April 2019 | Trump’s new asylum policy is leaving people desperate, sick and stuck in Mexico | Defendant #5 was sleeping in his father’s arms when his name was called.

VICE News, March 2019 | Mexico’s president vowed to halt murders of journalists. He hasn’t been able to stop them | After decisively winning Mexico's 2018 presidential election, Andres Manuel López Obrador made a solemn vow in his victory speech: “We are not going to allow the assassination of journalists."

PRI, January 2019 | Nayib Bukele: El Salvador’s young social media star—and next president | Bukele, a 37-year-old populist and social media star, has catapulted to the top of the polls with a simple message: he won’t steal.

VICE News, January 2019 | Head of controversial tent city says the Trump administration pressured him to detain more young migrants | Kevin Dinnin, the CEO of the contractor that ran the controversial tent city for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas, says the facility is closing down because he refused the government’s request to detain more youths there.

, July 2018 | Despite Trump’s asylum crackdown, migrants fleeing violence in El Salvador still plan for the U.S. | “It’s peaceful where I live,” said 21-year-old Iris Tobar Rodríguez of her hometown Jutiapa, an isolated rural area in El Salvador, where her family resides on a dirt road inaccessible to cars. She paused. “Except two days ago they killed a person.”

Univision, December 2017 U.S. professional sports reaching out to Mexico, bucking Trump nationalist wave | The NBA plans to open a minor league in Mexico City that could begin competing as early as next season, and the NFL says it will play a game in Mexico every year through 2021.

Radio Selects

National Public Radio, December 2018 | Asylum seekers rely on an ad hoc group of migrant coordinators | The thousands of Central American migrants in limbo in northern Mexico are relying on an ad hoc group of organizers among them to keep lists of asylum seekers and look after their conditions.

Public Radio International, 
November 2018 LGBTQ migrants find safety in numbers on trek to US border | “They hated me for being a trans woman and they insulted me. They told me I had to be a man because I was born that way.”

National Public Radio, September 2017 One Reporter Shares the ‘Extraordinary Generosity’ She Saw After Mexico City’s Earthquake | Devastation was everywhere, but so was kindness amid the disaster.

National Public Radio, September 2017 More Than 200 Killed in Mexico Earthquake | More than 200 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck Mexico Tuesday. It's the second earthquake in less than two weeks.

National Public Radio, February 2015 Why Finding A Jury For Death Penalty Cases Is Complicated | Jury selection continues in the trials of the Boston marathon bombing and the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. The prosecutors in both are seeking the death penalty. The process could take months.

Video Selects

AJ+ Español, April 2018 | Interview with Bomba Estéreo | "Everyone used to say, 'Colombia: Pablo Escobar.' Now the people are saying, 'Colombia: music.'"



Emily Green is a Mexico City-based journalist reporting on Mexico and Central America. She has reported on a wide range of topics, everything from the impact of President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy for undocumented immigrants in Central America to the explosion of cartel violence in Baja California and the growing passion for mixed martial arts (MMA) in Latin America. She works regularly in print and radio, with the occasional dive into video (check out her interview with Colombian band Bomba Estereo). Once she landed on YouTube after asking Mexico’s president what he was going to do about corruption by immigration officials. She started her journalism career in the Philippines on a Fulbright fellowship, reporting on human rights abuses and the life-threatening dangers faced by local journalists. Emily worked as a legal affairs reporter in California for The Daily Journal newspaper from 2010 to 2015, and as the City Hall reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle from 2015 to 2017. In her free time, Emily goes dancing as much as possible and hopes to moonlight as a backup dancer in reggaeton videos.