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Deadly Divide: Migrant Death on the Border


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Project photos by Brandon Thibodeaux. Click here to see more.

Congratulations to Jasmin, George, Bradnon, Mitra and team for this show’s Excellence in Journalism Award from Society of Professional Journalists NorCal,  for Feature Storytelling (radio/audio) 2015 ! 

Over 6,000 migrant deaths were recorded on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico between 1998 and 2013. The true number of deaths is likely higher, and thousands of families never hear from their loved ones again.

This documentary travels to the desert ranch lands of Brooks County and the border town of Reynosa, Tamaulipas to introduce us to the human cost of “prevention through deterrence,” a border enforcement strategy introduced during the Clinton administration.


  • Lori Baker, Professor of Anthropology, Baylor University
  • Eduardo Canales, Executive Director, South Texas Human rights Center
  • Elias, Honduran migrant

Producer: Jasmin Lopez

Editor: George Lavender

Sound Design: Mitra Kaboli

Photos: Brandon Thibodeaux

Poetry: MamaCoAtl Chantiko

Music: Diana Gameros

Voice over: Juaquin Neault

thibodeaux_unknown_remainsDeadly Divide is a multimedia collaboration between Radio Producer Jasmin Lopez and Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux exploring the human cost of current a border enforcement strategies.

                                                                 Click here to see the photos.

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