Jeff Tyler is a reporter for Marketplace’s Los Angeles bureau and reports on issues related to immigration and Latin America. Tyler began his career at Marketplace producing and editing stories and in 2000 his desire to report allowed him to move to the other side of the microphone becoming a foreign correspondent for the program. Tyler admits that working for Marketplace has given him a crash course in world economics. His work has taken him from Argentina and Brazil to Indonesia and Pakistan. A California native, Tyler is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. After college, he worked for a travel guide company, writing a guide for Honduras and editing a travel guide for Mexico.
Posted In: Mexico
A government program named Oportunidades offers Mexican families small financial rewards for meeting certain obligations, like getting kids regular medical check-ups or keeping them in school.
In worst-off states, shortfall equals a third of next budget.
Budget plan with $1 billion in cuts relies on restricting collective bargaining by some public unions.
Wisconsin protests go wide to Indiana and other states across the Midwest. Thousands of public workers are descending on state capitols to protest states' attempts to balance budgets by stripping unions of bargaining power.
Posted In: Food
Food is getting more expensive worldwide, but economists predict rising prices won't largely affect American life.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs, Mexico
Over 150,000 Mexicans come to the U.S. to work legal, temporary jobs each year. Hear how the guest worker system looks from the other side of the border.