Nannies, housecleaners, caregivers—they are sometimes called the world’s most invisible workforce. In the US alone, it’s estimated that more than 2 million people do this type of work. Most are women and many are immigrants. And pressure is growing to address their working conditions. As part of our Global Nation coverage, The World’s Monica Campbell has our first piece in a series about domestic workers.
Soccer is like a religion for many Mexicans, but for many in the Yucatán Maya community, baseball is also a top sport. And some Mayas have brought that passion with them to California. There’s even a mostly Maya baseball league there.
As word spread about the new Pope, many Latino Catholics in the US celebrated the historic choice of a pontiff from Argentina. But it is also clear that, just like in Latin America, the Catholic monopoly over Latin America immigrants is also shrinking, especially as evangelical churches and Pentecostal congregations rise.
The United States wants to encourage startups. But foreign-born entrepreneurs say the visa system here makes it extremely difficult for them to do that. They’re pressing for a “startup” visa that would let them stay here and set up shop. The World’s Monica Campbell reports.
A network of Americans, including a growing number of veterans, are now helping those who have worked with America’s military get US visas. It is urgent work, especially as US troops prepare to leave Afghanistan and their interpreters behind, many of whom will live in danger for the work they have done. The World’s Monica Campbell reports.
Cultural Anthropologist Robin Reineke studies the personal items found on the bodies of migrants who have died crossing the Sonoran Desert in Arizona in an effort to identify who they were.
Talk of harassment and violence in India has prompted discussions among South Asian immigrants about how that violence is sometimes exported to the United States.
James Benét was in his 20s when he left the US to go fight the fascists in Spain’s Civil War. He became part of a volunteer force of Americans known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. James Benét is one of only four remaining members of that brigade. He’s now 98, and he tells his story to reporter Monica Campbell.
The Newtown shooting and the outrage about guns, reminded me of reporting in Mexico and how easily weapons can end up in criminal hands [...]
Many Americans with family roots elsewhere in the world celebrate Thanksgiving meals that don’t include turkey or cranberry sauce.
Latino Mormons are the fastest growing group within the Mormon church. Between their religion and their generally conservative culture, Mitt Romney ought to have a lock on their vote. But many in the Latino Mormon community are torn between voting for a fellow Mormon – and their dislike of his immigration policies.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has over a million members in Mexico. And as Mexican Mormons move to the US, they bring their faith north with them.
A public school in Oakland, California tries to offer new immigrants and refugees a softer landing. Reporter Monica Campbell profiles the school.
Documentary film “My Neighbourhood” depicts the tense fight between Palestinians and Israelis in 2009 and how it affected the day-to-day life of a Palestinian boy.
Portuguese artist Luis Tinoco is breaking ground by funding his latest work through Internet based public crowdsourcing; familiar in the US but very new in Portugal.