This Baja Oyster Expert is Revolutionizing Oyster Farming
"Oysters are magic."
The World's Best Breakfast Is in a Small Village in Northwest Mexico
The only ingredient used to season the best breakfast dish on earth is grain salt, and it’s paired with nothing but simple, well-seasoned refried beans and handmade tortillas.
Pablo Mata Olay
You Should Be Smoking Your Oysters
These tasty oysters from Baja California restaurant Corazón de Tierra have the freshness of the sea, plus the richness of ranchero cheese and bacon.
After years of decline, Mexico's murder rate is heading back to peak drug war levels
Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
Scientists Have No Explanation for This Mysterious Swarm of Thousands of Crabs
The ocean continues to be full of mysteries.
Why It's So Hard to Start a Craft Brewery in Mexico
If I knew how much work it would be to open up a brewery in Mexico, and how the tax system works against craft brewers, I probably would have never done it at all.
Everything We Know So Far About the Disappearance of Two Australian Surfers in Mexico
Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman have been missing since November 21.
My Baja Restaurant Doesn't Pamper Its Vegetables
The degustation menu at Corazón de Tierra is all about tasting Ensenada. The customer goes into a journey of cereals, vegetables, seafood, fish, poultry, game meat, etc. It sounds delicious? Yes it does. It sounds easy? Of course it does. But it’s...
Diego Hernández Baquedano
$7.50 for a Day’s Work (Extra Scene from 'The Fruits of Cheap Labor')
In this extra scene, a 52-year-old farm worker receives her daily wage for picking strawberries in northern Mexico. Her salary is $7.50 — plus a marshmallow.
Leaving Their Kids Locked Up (Excerpt from ‘The Fruits of Cheap Labor’)
In this excerpt, VICE News visits a slum serving as an illegal hotel, where day laborers leave their children unattended as they head out to find work in the farmlands of Sinaloa.
Mexican Laborers Want Americans to Know Who Picks Their Fruits and Vegetables
Day laborers in Mexico endure long hours in brutal working conditions harvesting crops that end up on the shelves of US supermarkets.
The Fruits of Mexico's Cheap Labor
VICE News heads to northern Mexico to investigate the working conditions on farms, where day laborers and their children handpick crops in 100-degree heat, earning as much in a day as their US counterparts make in an hour.