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Black migrants see nothing in Tapachula but racism and a dead end

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Black migrants fleeing violence and economic or political instability in their home countries are finding overt racism in Tapachula, where they await documents from Mexico that will allow them to continue their journeys north. But the glacial pace of the process has made the situation untenable.


‘Five-alarm crisis’: Teachers face mental health crisis due to low pay, pandemic stress, scant support

Navigating low salaries, pandemic worries and burnout: Many teachers will tell you this is the job description of modern educators. The result is an expanding mental health crisis among U.S. teachers – a problem so dire that many are leaving the profession.


Migrants stuck in Mexico still rely on money from family to live

TAPACHULA, Mexico – While migrants remain trapped in Tapachula, in southern Mexico, the money they receive from family members is spent towards benefiting the city’s economy. But because of delays in issuing legal documentation – some migrants face economic instability and uncertain survival routes while working to survive.


How the Mexican government has failed to solve the migrant crisis in Tapachula, Mexico

In Tapachula, migrants sew their mouths, start fires, and blockade roads, in protest against the Mexican government’s slow process to seek asylum and work visas. In some cases, migrants have been trapped in the city for years.


‘An abandoned issue’: Migrants’ mental health mostly ignored by Mexican government

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrants passing through Mexico desperately need mental health care, but the Mexican government has offered little support. Shelters and NGOs in Tapachula are stepping in to provide essential psych services, but experts and frontline workers say it still isn’t enough.


‘Open-air prison’ in southern Mexico traps thousands of migrants

TAPACHULA, MEXICO – Thousands of migrants are trapped in Tapachula, just north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala, where they face strict limitations on their movements, few job prospects, poor living conditions and long waits for immigration hearings. Some have labeled Tapachula an “open-air prison,” others call it the southern extension of the U.S. border.


Quidditch casts its spell on muggles beyond Hogwarts

LOS ANGELES – How did UCLA come to dominate the world of collegiate quidditch, a sport that fuses elements of dodgeball, tag and rugby?


Rams are just the latest team to limit playoff tickets exclusively to local fans

LOS ANGELES – Tickets to Sunday's NFC championship game between the Rams and the 49ers initially were being sold only to L.A. area residents. We look at whether this is a rivalry trick or normal postseason practice, and how it affects fans.


From Lil Wayne to Lauryn Hill, playlist helps Mercury find their vibe

PHOENIX - Music is the driving force behind Mercury's motivation. A peek behind the scenes shows how music has helped shape the identity of the WNBA team.


Arizonans host a range of events to mark brand-new Juneteenth holiday

WASHINGTON - The federal Juneteenth holiday may be brand new, but you might not know it from the number of celebrations already planned to mark the day in Arizona, with celebrations across the state scheduled to start Friday night and continue through Saturday evening.


In a year of NCAA basketball uncertainty, GCU only Arizona school going dancing

PHOENIX – Grand Canyon and five Pac-12 schools will be participating in what will be the strangest March Madness tournament we have ever had. So how did each school get there and what will it be like in Indiana this weekend?


The Dvorak notebook: Bergeron film, the Vrbackhander, hidden quick wit

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes forward Christian Dvorak has evolved into the team’s top center in his fifth season. His successful campaign employs unique tools of the trade.