After witnessing a ritual human sacrifice, Hernán Cortés wrote that it was “horrible, and abominable, and...

Mexico City

Street Hero

The streets of Mexico City aren’t a friendly place for unsuspecting pedestrians. Traffic in Mexico City...
At the Mexico City airport, newly-arrived deportees walk off the plane sometimes still dressed in the...

Mexico City

Tepito: Inside Mexico City’s Barrio Bravo

The neighborhood that's been sensationalized, stigmatized and romanticized like no other.

There are more dangerous neighborhoods than Tepito in Mexico City, for example, parts of Iztapalapa, the...

Mexico City

Neither from Here Nor There

The stories of five US deportees now living in Mexico City.

Some come by cars packed with all their belongings, driving southward across the US/Mexico border after...

Mexico City

Inside the Big Pipe

Border surveillance isn't just on the US-Mexico border.

We used to think of the US-Mexico border as a line separating two countries—a place, a...

Mexico City

Fictio Legis

In this short story, two strangers begin a conversation on a plane ride to Mexico City.

The Roman jurist Modestinus describes marriage as the lifelong union of a man and a woman—comprising...

Mexico City

Defending Water, Defending Life

The struggle over clean drinking water taps into a conflict at the heart of life in Mexico City

It’s a Friday evening in Coyoacán, Mexico City, and on the busy thoroughfare of Avenida Aztecas, a...