writing

politics & immigration

A massive ICE raid in this town didn’t stop undocumented labor โ€” or illegal immigration
I reported a series on the effectiveness of ICE raids, based on the 2007 raid in New Bedfordโ€™s Michael Bianco factory. It aired on The World over three days, and appeared on PRI.org as a longread.

Who counts as American?
My multimedia coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions for PRI.org and PRI’s The World appeared online, across social media and aired on more than 300 public radio stations in the US.

The ‘alt-right’ and white outrage around the world: An explainer
After white nationalist Richard Spencer was caught doing a Nazi salute on camera, I interviewed him for PRI’s The World and wrote this piece about the international links of America’s white supremacist movements.

opinion & essay

Your Machu Picchu Tinder photo makes me angry. But I’ll get over it.
I was born and raised in Peru, but I didn’t make it to my home country’s best-known travel destination โ€” and sacred pre-Columbian site โ€” until my 26th birthday. I had some feelings about that.

Univision race gaffe shows culture gap
A host on the fifth-largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the US compared former First Lady Michelle Obama to an ape character from the “Planet of the Apes” franchise. I wrote about it for NPR’s Code Switch.

food, drink & arts

Read this book about writing. About death. (By a gifted novelist.)
MacArthur fellow Edwidge Danticat’s 2017 release is a non-fiction book: a guide for writing about death. It’s, maybe unsurprisingly considering the author, a fascinating read.

The artsy eater’s guide to Miami
The title to this piece is misleading out of context: It’s a foodie’s guide in a beer magazine, DRAFT. Beer will always be my first love in terms of coverage areas, and I try to write about it when I can.

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