Latest from Sarah L. Voisin

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  • Sep 24, 2021

‘Water is everything.’ But for many in Puerto Rico, it is still scarce.

In the year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, 50 percent of residents say people in their households couldn’t get enough water to drink, an enormous and enduring impact of the storm.
  • Sep 12, 2018

Residents see a failure at all levels of government

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Ricans say all levels of government failed them after devastating storm
  • Sep 12, 2018

They look back with blue eyes or brown eyes or no eyes at all: Glimpses of the Island of the Dolls in Mexico City

The Island of the Dolls is not a happy place, but it attracts a steady stream of the curious, who disembark from party boats plying the 50-plus miles of Mexico City’s famed Xochimilco canals.
  • Jun 11, 2018

Going home to El Salvador, as the American dream slips away

Guillermo Mendoza, who will soon lose his permission to live in the United States legally, returned to El Salvador after 18 years to see loved ones and contemplate building a life there.
  • May 30, 2018

For an American teen whose parents were deported to Mexico, an agonizing choice

Lourdes “Lulu” Quintana-Salazar was born and raised in Michigan. Now she has to decide whether to live with her deported parents in Mexico or attend a better school in Michigan, where she feels at home. There are thousands of kids like her in Mexico — U.S. citizen children of undocumented parents who have been deported. And the numbers are expected to spike under the Trump administration.
  • Apr 5, 2018

Deported, divided: How a mom’s return to El Salvador tore her family in two

Liliana Cruz Mendez crossed the border illegally at age 18. Eleven years and two children later, she was sent back.
  • Dec 8, 2017

In the shadows of Refinery Row, a parable of redevelopment and race

Transportation projects are about more than transportation. They’re about jobs, communities and people, and how they all get stitched together — or pulled apart.
  • Oct 21, 2017