Reporter. Producer. Photographer.

     Freelance journalist based in Mexico City.

Mexico needs OBEY clothing and good California wines ... And Californians are here to make it happen

Mexico needs OBEY clothing and good California wines … And Californians are here to make it happen

Anjo Nava lives in Mexico City and fell in love with Los Angeles on a recent trip.  To remember his time in Southern California, he brought back an Obey Giant bandana, known for its stylized mug shot of pro-wrestler Andre the Giant and the word Obey.  The bandanas are the...
How to fight obesity and still fill your plate

How to fight obesity and still fill your plate

  Round Earth Media and Daniel Hernandez dived into Mexico. I got to tag along to a food fair and interview people on the street. Listen here. 
A loss of country...

A loss of country…

Freezing rooms, overcrowded cells and two meals a day, deportation strikes thousands of people in the U.S. every year. For Latino USA’s Dearly Deported series, here’s the story of Eduardo Arenas’ from Mexico City. Arenas tells of the meager food and harsh conditions of detention and what it’s like to have...
A tiny coffee shop in a big city

A tiny coffee shop in a big city

Mexico City is home to around 20 million people. Right in the middle of town,  a tiny third wave coffee shop is doing swift business and looking to open up more shops. How to succeed in business… in Mexico. Listen here.
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Two storms pummel Mexico

Two storms pummel Mexico

  The rains just won’t stop in Mexico this week. Today, the Mexican government said that 58 people are missing and presumed dead in a landslide that followed a deluge in the country’s southern mountains. They’re just the latest casualties in what the Mexican government is calling an historic one-two punch of tropical storms hitting...
Obama talks oil with Mexican president

Obama talks oil with Mexican president

President Barack Obama is in Mexico today, meeting with that country’s leader Enrique Peña Nieto. They’ll be talking immigration, border security and trade. But analysts say their conversation will likely turn to one touchy topic: Oil and gas reserves in Mexico. Twenty years after the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico’s oil reserves have remained...
Mexico's Peña Nieto faces challenges, protests

Mexico’s Peña Nieto faces challenges, protests

Mexico has a new president. Enrique Peña Nieto announced major economic initiatives as he was inaugurated over the weekend. On the inside of the festivities, Peña Nieto’s first day on the job was all cheers. Outside, rioters opposed to Peña Nieto and his PRI party charged official barriers and threw Molotov cocktails. Police fired rubber...
What US marijuana policy could mean for Mexico's drug war

What US marijuana policy could mean for Mexico’s drug war

In a few days, Enrique Peña Nieto will move into the presidential palace and his security policy will become the law of the land — including the war on drugs.   That’s led to deadly clashes between cartels and Mexican security forces. “It’s a war,” says Jorge Javier Romero, a professor of political science at Mexico’s...
They call him "Frosted Flakes"

They call him “Frosted Flakes”

That, according to a new piece by Associated Press writer Mark Stevenson, is one narco nickname. OK, yeah… it doesn’t really seem that scary. There are plenty of very creepy nicknames out there. But some have taken a bit of an ironic tone. The new breed of nicknames show “a trace of cynicism, of mockery,”...
How to get a job in Mexico's public schools

How to get a job in Mexico’s public schools

It’ll cost you. Getting a job in Mexico’s basic education system comes with plenty of perks: Many career teachers get housing credits, generous pensions, long summer vacations and year end bonuses. But to get one of those jobs, experts say, they often have to grease the palms of their superiors. Many in Mexico look to...
The mysteries of mezcal

The mysteries of mezcal

Mezcal is a magical tequila-like liquor. While in the Oaxacan town of Mitla, we got a glimpse (and a taste) of the manufacturing process when we toured a mezcalería. Mezcal makers typically bury the heart of a mature agave plant in hot rocks and smoke it for several days. After distilling, the liquid is often...
Night tacos

Night tacos

Mexico’s streets are a culinary dream. I stumbled upon this taco vendor when I was first staying in Mexico City. He was just around the corner from my guesthouse. His cooking is definitely worth the two subway lines it takes me to get there. It’s not just the two soft tortillas, the pile of chorizo...
Why Abercrombie & Fitch could get a boost from a better Mexican economy

Why Abercrombie & Fitch could get a boost from a better Mexican economy

Mexico has picked a new president following elections over the weekend. Enrique Peña Nieto got about 38 percent of the vote. Second-placed candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has refused to concede. But Nieto’s victory marks the return to power of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. It ruled Mexico for 70 years before being ousted...
Can you buy an election?

Can you buy an election?

Mexico announced the official results of its presidential election Wednesday. The results showed Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party won the election, but the runner up is demanding a recount. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claims there were numerous irregularities. There are also reports Peña Nieto’s party gave gift cards in exchange for votes....
Jobs for Mexico

Jobs for Mexico

Mexicans have picked a new president: Enrique Peña Nieto, with the Institutional Revolutionary Party — known as the PRI. The PRI controlled Mexico for 70 years. Voters tossed it out in 2000 after years of corruption and economic crisis. Mexicans want better jobs and they’re hoping they’ll get them from Peña Nieto. For more click...
More "Made in Mexico" coming your way

More “Made in Mexico” coming your way

The party that dominated Mexican politics for much of the last century is back in power. Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party — the PRI — has taken the presidency. Peña Nieto inherits an economy that’s on the upswing. There are even indications that more of those “Made in China” items Americans buy may...