Border Crossing

Location

Juarez, CHH
Mexico
  • Hannah Olson | October 14th, 2010
    After lunch, I asked Araceli and Jorge’s children, Misty, Jose and Joshua if they’d come upstairs with me so that I could speak with them in private about their journey from the United States to Mexico. I didn’t think that they had anything to hide...
  • Hannah Olson | October 12th, 2010
    I ended up spending a few days with Araceli and Jorge. Araceli said that she felt a strong duty to show me Bernal and so took me on tours around the town, introducing me and initiating a session of platicando wherever we went. Platicando means “...
  • Hannah Olson | October 7th, 2010
    I felt like I should say something like “We made it!” But instead the silence of the rock froze me and I did not know what to say to my companion. I began to feel out of place, like I had blindly journeyed with someone and had forgotten to ask their...
  • Rocky Peak, Bernal, Mexico
    Hannah Olson | October 5th, 2010
    I decided to visit the Morenos after I was settled in Guanajuato. In the weeks pending my visit, I read about Bernal and daydreamed about seeing Araceli’s children again. I realized that the baby boy who kicked in her belly while we worked at...
  • Hannah Olson | September 28th, 2010
    I’ve been back from Mexico for over a month and my experience haunts me. It haunts me because the drug war is in the news almost every day, it haunts me because I remember faces and names of people who are struggling or scared, and it haunts me...
  • Hannah Olson | August 30th, 2010
    There’s a lot of money in Mexico. The richest man in the world and telecommunications mogul, Carlos Slim lives here (his attorney’s desert mansion was pointed out to me a few days ago). There is thriving industry in Mexico City and Mexico has oil....
  • Hannah Olson | July 22nd, 2010
    As the debate over the constitutionality of Arizona’s controversial new immigration law dominates Washington’s discussion of immigration, new pressure has been put on Obama to come forth with a concrete stance on immigration policy. Within this...
  • Hannah Olson | July 21st, 2010
    I've spent the past few days in Bernal, a small town in the state of Queretaro, a few hundred kilometers northwest of Mexico City. It is the home to a large rock that came from outer space a long time ago and the Moreno family, among other...
  • Hannah Olson | July 2nd, 2010
    I’m of two minds about the sa