Daniel Hernandez

mexico city

A Glimpse Inside Mexico City’s Classic Fondas, Home of the Original Value Meal

I was a freelance journalist for a few years chugging my way through odd jobs and writing assignments for poor pay and a safety net of zero. Because of this, I became intimately familiar with the fondas in my neighborhood, the small, family-run diners...
Daniel Hernandez
8.27.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

A new wave of migrants from Central America are crossing Mexico's southern border

"We're going to achieve the American dream," one migrant told VICE News.
Daniel Hernandez
11.17.16
student protests

High school students from coast to coast stage anti-Trump walkouts

Tess Owen
Daniel Hernandez
11.15.16
mexico

Mexico enters the acceptance stage of grief after Trump’s election

Daniel Hernandez
11.10.16
2016 US election

Even Before Donald Trump, California Republicans Had a Huge Latino Problem

Two decades after California Republicans backed the anti-immigrant Proposition 187, the party holds virtually no power in the 39 percent Latino state. And Trump isn't helping.
Daniel Hernandez
6.7.16
Crime & Drugs

US Authorities Find 1,600 Pounds of Weed in a Drug Tunnel Under California-Mexico Border

All told, seven tons of marijuana were seized along with $22 million in cocaine — reportedly the largest-ever such seizure associated with a California-Mexico tunnel.
Daniel Hernandez
4.21.16
2016 US election

White Students Keep Using Anti-Latino ‘Trump’ Chants at High School Basketball Games

As the tone on the presidential campaign trail has gotten more heated, some of its darker rhetoric is filtering down to high school sports.
Daniel Hernandez
3.2.16
americas

How Kate Del Castillo Became the Rebel Celebrity Who Took Sean Penn to ‘Chapo’

The interview orchestrated by the Mexican actress raises tough questions for her career, her new tequila brand, and the whole business of narco pop media at large.
Daniel Hernandez
1.11.16
Crime & Drugs

Why Chapo’s Capture Won’t Stop the Flow of Weed, Meth, Cocaine, and Heroin

Leading analysts and critics of the US-backed drug war in Mexico say that the arrest of the world's most wanted drug lord means little to the actual street-level drug market on America’s streets or to levels of violence in Mexico.
Daniel Hernandez
1.9.16
Crime & Drugs

Mexican-American Drug Lord ‘La Barbie’ Has Changed His Plea to Guilty

Edgar Valdez Villarreal pleaded guilty in US District Court in Atlanta to charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering in a brief “change of plea” hearing that suggested some kind of leniency deal.
Daniel Hernandez
1.6.16
Crime & Drugs

The People Displaced by the Hunt for El Chapo Tell of Helicopter Attacks

Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán narrowly avoided recapture in a mountain raid in October, and also left the navy facing accusations that its efforts to hunt him down included targeting the civilian population.
Daniel Hernandez
12.23.15
Central America

Five Syrian Men Were Just Detained at Honduras Airport With Stolen Greek Passports

The five carried passports of Greek men ranging in age from 23 to 33, but officials said they did not appear to be linked to any terrorist threat. "They are normal Syrians," one said.
Daniel Hernandez
11.18.15
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