Between the US and Mexico, a Forgotten ‘Desert of the Chinese’
There is a much broader story about the laborers who perished en route to Mexicali — and the Chinese migrants who continue to arrive to the U.S.-Mexico border each year. It’s one that goes back to the earliest history of Asian immigration to the region, as tens of thousands from China embarked at the turn of the 20th century in search of opportunity along the borderlands.
An Organ-Trafficking Plot Lands a Nigerian Senator in a UK Prison
The frantic testimony he gave over the next few hours would culminate in the dramatic downfall of one of Nigeria’s most prominent political families. Three were convicted of conspiring to harvest the man’s organs, in the first such case tried under modern slavery laws introduced in 2015 in the U.K.
Far From the Tourist Areas, Maldivians Live a Markedly Different Existence
A seasonal worker tells me it is frustrating for her to see the life she cannot have. It’s not the guests she envies but the expat staffers, who can drink what they want, eat what they want — and when they have had their fill of the precarious island paradise, leave.
Can the Taxman Save Tunisia?
Kais Saied, who rode into power in 2019 on the slogan “the people want” and who took sole control of the country almost two years ago amid a wave of popular support after years of political gridlock and economic decline, has limited options for how to wrest Tunisia from the grips of economic disaster — and none of them is particularly what “the people want.”
Russians in Turkey Are Finding New Ways To Oppose the War in Ukraine
Reading a book, discussing the political meaning of a painting or expressing a personal opinion out loud about a war they want no part of can be powerful acts of resistance, and the first steps for exiles who are realizing that life can be different, not only in Turkey, but also in their home country.