Jonathan Levinson is a print and multimedia journalist based in Mexico City, Mexico. Jonathan's photographs have been featured in The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He has written for Al Jazeera, IRIN, and the Dallas Morning News and done radio packages for the CBC. In 2017 he won first place in the Northern Short Course Photojournalism contest for his multimedia piece on a transgender refugee in Mexico. Jonathan is U.S. Army veteran with a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
Radio — Mexicans no longer need a visa to travel to this country. According to an internal government analysis, over the next decade, that decision is expected to cost Canada about 260 million dollars...Partly to deal with a potential surge in asylum seekers. Jonathan Levinson reports on the Mexican reaction to the new rules.
Offensive lineman Omar Edgar Benitez Palma drapes himself in the Mexican flag after his team's 36-3 victory over Japan at the 2016 American Football World University Championship on June 08, 2016 in Monterrey, Mexico. American football is hugely popular in Mexico and the country fielded a formidable team for this tournament.
Photo Reportage — On September 26, 2014 forty three students from the Ayotzinapa normal school were kidnapped and murdered by municipal police and cartel affiliated gunmen in Iguala, Mexico. The event laid bare Mexico's rampant government corruption and cartel violence, and catalyzed widespread civil unrest throughout the country.
Print and Photo — In November and December of 2016, Haitians arriving en masse to the U.S. border faced constantly fluctuating policies and overwhelmed systems both in the U.S. and Mexico. (Words and photos by Jonathan Levinson)
Johanna was working as a human rights advocate in El Salvador when she witnessed the assassination of a prominent LGBT activist. Fearing for her life, she fled to Mexico. Since arriving she has been unable to secure a job and has been forced into sex work in order to survive. Mexico sells itself as an accepting place for the LGBT community. But for transgender refugees fleeing violence in Central America it fails to live up to those promises. (Film, audio, reporting, and editing by Jonathan Levinson)