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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
Deadly Divide is a multimedia collaboration between Radio Producer Jasmin Lopez and Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux exploring the human cost of current a border enforcement strategies.
- South Texas Human Rights Center
- Reuniting Families Project
- No More Deaths / No Mas Muertos
- Los Angeles del Desierto
- National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Articles / Reports
- Searching for the Living, the Dead and the New Disappeared on the Migrant Trail in Texas
- Crossing the Line: Human Rights Abuses of Migrants in Short-Term Custody on the Arizona/Sonora Border
- A Culture of Cruelty: Abuse and Impunity in Short-Term US Border Patrol Custody
- Recommended Principles and Guidelines for Human Rights at International Borders
- Statement by NNIRR ED Catherine Tactaquin at UN Launch Event (Oct. 23, 2014)
- OHCHR Website section on human rights at international borders
- NNIRR’s International Migrant Rights and Global Justice website section