A combination of poverty and loyalty keep families in these hidden slums along the US-Mexico border, often for generations.
Called "pajdo," the drug is cheap and plentiful, but destroys the bodies of users who are already suffering under the crushing weight of poverty and racism.
The Anthony Sowell case was always about more than just a psycho with a penchant for raping and butchering women. But it took me a long time to see it that way.
From the mutilated corpses of the Cleveland Strangler to the castrated cadavers of the Mad Butcher, victims of Northeastern Ohio's most notorious murders have had little agency and even less money.
Homeless New Yorkers and their advocates want to know why the city is dealing with an unprecedented homelessness crisis in part by arresting people for next to nothing.
Brannon Hill has been ravaged by gangs, fires, and abject poverty—and no one seems to know how to stop its downward spiral.
A post accusing a woman of summoning a ghost that eats its victims from the inside out racked up three million views.
The aggressive security precautions in the City of Brotherly Love are pretty glaring given Pope Francis's focus on helping poor people.
Incarcerated and in tune, some Australian prisoners have made a dark, weird, and sometimes-funny musical about their time behind bars.
What do you when you're teaching five-year-olds who have been through severe trauma? One thing that helps, it turns out, is handing them a set of pastels.
Underneath the grandeur of nature, the struggles of small-town life are found.
We spoke to director Debra Granik about her intimate, arresting new documentary on life in America's changing heartland.
I grew up in Elizabeth, where everyone worked at Holden. Now it's a picture of South Australia's economic decline.
We spoke to a Syrian refugee who has wound up in purgatory after his passport was lost by the British government.
Peruvian photographer Omar Lucas travelled to the town of La Rinconada to spend time with women who spend 11 hours a day panning for gold.
Every Monday night, a group of black-clad, silver-studded punks meet under an overpass in downtown Yangon to distribute food to people living on the streets.
The Piangueras are a remote Colombian community who make a living collecting and selling clams found at the bottom of mangroves in the country's Pacific coast. Their work is dangerous, unregulated, and mostly carried out by kids.
New figures show that child poverty isn't getting any better. Poor young moms and dads are struggling to make ends meet.
Kinloch, Missouri, was once a thriving African American community, but after years of poverty and corruption it's in danger of turning into a ghost town.
Over the last 21 years, the secretive and controversial US-backed drug war effort dumped weaponized herbicide on 4.3 million acres of land.
What do two writers talk about when you sit them down with each other and a tape recorder?
They just made it impossible for welfare recipients to withdraw more than $25 a day from their accounts at ATMs, a new rule that might violate federal law.
"Flying a sign," as it's called, is a way for the homeless to make their pleas to passersby quickly, silently, and without defying laws against aggressive panhandling.
Plagued by poverty and mental illness, William Gibby sold his face to internet companies. Now he's trying to get it back.