First published at Truthout and losdeportados.arizona.edu By Murphy Woodhouse and ST McNeil Alberto Laborin Villa got to Mexico with what he had on: a pair of slacks and a gray dress shirt. His pockets were empty: no money and no identification. He had no phone numbers either because his phone was back home in Pasco, Washington. Alberto was in Nogales, Sonora, now, and home was about as far away as a place could be for Alberto that night, his first after [...]
Working with Murphy Woodhouse, Josh Morgan, Corey Ramirez and Nigar Fatali, I’ve been busy putting together a new multimedia platform for our Los Deportados project. Featuring small video-biographies of most of our interviewees, a long-form article, and our trailer, we hope to build deportados.arizona.edu into a powerful medium to broadcast the voices of deportees caught in a pitiless political and economic system. Thanks for your support and listening – and let’s keep talking.