Alasdair Baverstock

environment

Meet the Pork-Knockers of Guyana's Gold Rush

As the Guyanese government looks to crack down on DIY gold mining, the informal industry appears to be thriving — in spite of the huge health risks for freelance workers.
Alasdair Baverstock
10.14.14
americas

Wave of Unaccompanied Central American Migrant Kids Overwhelms US Holding Facilities

Many immigrants are driven on their 2,000 mile exodus through Mexico under the impression that the US does not deport minors.
Alasdair Baverstock
6.16.14
mexico

Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse in Mexico Vanishes

The Vatican has stripped Eduardo Córdova of his clerical functions, after investigations into the alleged sexual abuse of a teen in 2012.
Alasdair Baverstock
6.10.14
mexico

Miserable Flooding Is a Fact of Life in Mexico City’s Impoverished Borough

In poorer areas such as Iztapalapa, the rudimentary drainage systems are simply no match for the rainy season and extreme flooding.
Alasdair Baverstock
6.2.14
mexico

A Bloody War for Water in Mexico

Residents of a town outside Mexico City injured 100 police in a fight to defend their natural spring from being tapped.
Alasdair Baverstock
5.26.14
mexico

New 'Bullet Law' Gives Mexican Police in Puebla a License to Kill 'Resisting' Protesters

Police can use batons, teargas and lethal firearms as a last resort to combat violent demonstrators if they first identify themselves.
Alasdair Baverstock
5.21.14
crime & drugs

The Vigilantes Fighting Mexico’s Drug Cartels Are Now Actual Cops

Federal police are turning autodefensas in Michoacán from small-town militiamen into a crack anti-cartel fighting unit: the Fuerza Rural.
Alasdair Baverstock
5.16.14
mexico

Thousands of Mothers in Mexico March for Their Missing Loved Ones

About 27,000 people have disappeared throughout Mexico between 2007 and 2013, according to officials.
Alasdair Baverstock
5.11.14