Jorge Valencia

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In an ancient Mesoamerican city, archaeologists find a narrow wealth gap

Aug 2, 2019
Present societies can learn from Teotihuacán's narrow wealth gap, says one archaeologist.
A woman on a man's shoulder's takes a picture of the Kukulcan Pyramid at the Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Yucatan State, Mexico in  2018.
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For one immigrant who returned to Mexico, a long road to opportunity

Mar 20, 2019
In 2010, shortly after Arizona had passed the controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070, Jessica Gonzalez was riding a bus through downtown Phoenix when it passed a crowds of protesters and counter-protesters. Gonzalez remembers being the only person…
Jessica Gonzalez, an immigrant who grew up in Arizona, returned to Mexico after the signing of sweeping immigration law known as SB 1070.
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'Roma' shines a light on the real lives of domestic workers

Jan 4, 2019
How Alfonso Cuarón's latest film set in 1970s Mexico resonates with domestic workers today.
Alfonso Cuarón and Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo on the set of "Roma" written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
Carlos Somonte

Would moving government offices out of Mexico City solve its overcrowding problem?

Nov 30, 2018
The country’s incoming president has a plan to reduce congestion by moving government offices out of the capital.
Mexico's incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has promised to move federal offices out of the capital, and longer commutes are on the horizon.
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Mexican auto makers hopeful, with movement on U.S. trade agreement

Sep 27, 2018
But there are still obstacles ahead.
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For American children of Mexican immigrants, a battle to get documented in Mexico

Mar 13, 2018
More than a quarter million people who were born in the U.S. to Mexican parents live in Mexico and haven’t been registered in either place.
Daniela Silva Abascal and her father Daniel Silva Soto at home in Puebla, Mexico.
Jorge Valencia for Marketplace

Some immigrants returning to Mexico find new opportunities

Feb 22, 2018
A computer coding class seeks to train young people for jobs in Mexico.
The Hola </code>  classroom in Mexico City.
Jorge Valencia