Australian freelance journalist based in Mexico City; covering stories about politics, culture, social movements, gender, sexuality, and impacts of the war on drugs. Contributor to Foreign Policy, PRI's Global Security, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Global Trade, The Guardian, and others.
Since the United States severely restricted immigration in March, Mexico has seen an uptick in asylum claims from people fleeing gang violence in Central America, but a far greater number of its own citizens have been forced from their homes by similar br
News Corp’s reports on Mexican drug cartels don’t tell the full story While there is often a core of truth in stories about Mexican drug cartels, the deeper picture is getting swept aside in News Corp's sensationalised reporting.
It could happen anywhere: Anabel Hernández reflects on Mexico's 43 missing students. The Guardian.
Mexico's #MeToo reckoning is on its way, starting with its comedy scene. Women Under Siege (Women's Media Centre, NY)
A new narrative for Guerrero, Mexico. Columbia Journalism Review
Phone interview with PRI's The World: "We explore the history of the word, and the idea of, “sanctuary.” It's an old idea, with roots in the Latin word for the innermost sanctum of a medieval church. Researcher and writer Ann Deslandes speaks with Marco Werman."