Illegal trade thrives along Mexico-Guatemala border

Jun 30, 2016
People and goods cross freely, despite help from the U.S.
Migrants transiting Mexico once depended largely on a series of trains known collectively as La Bestia (the beast). Following raids on the trains that began in 2014, migrants say they walk long distances in the Mexican interior to avoid mobile and fixed checkpoints.
Lorne Matalon/Marketplace

My Economy: Educational aspirations in a borderland

Feb 5, 2016
Many students in the border region are constantly moving between two countries.
Bowie is located in the Chamizal neighborhood in the South Central part of El Paso.
- Tommy Andres / Marketplace

My Economy: Life between two countries

Feb 4, 2016
A couple's lives are split between countries after a traffic stop and deportation.
A woman crosses the Sante Fe Bridge at Paso Del Norte, one of three ports of entry connecting El Paso and Juarez.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

My Economy: The divided life of business at the border

Feb 3, 2016
When you live on an international border, the global economy is the local economy.
Roughly 20,000 pedestrians cross the border between El Paso and Juarez each day to work, shop and go to school.
Tommy Andres

New airport terminal spans two countries

Dec 9, 2015
The terminal allows passengers to enter a Mexican airport through a US facility.

China bets big on border town with Russia, North Korea

Nov 16, 2015
China invests billions into Hunchun, along the Russian and North Korean border.

Forced labor, prostitution continues at U.S.-Mexico border

Feb 24, 2014
People, mostly women, are sold and forced into labor or sex.

The future is bright … let’s make it even brighter together.

Be a Marketplace Investor with a donation in any amount today.