Monthly Archives: July 2012

Los que siguen trabajando (Those Who Continue Working)

Almost a year ago, I wrote in my blog about the warning that a wise Jesuit professor gave me before I left for Nogales: “In this kind of work, you will encounter people who never rest. Those people believe that … Continue reading

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Live the Question

In the face of tragedy or suffering, we all want answers. This past week, I returned to Colorado and, like many in our community, was shocked by the Aurora movie shooting. Our community asks itself: how can such a blatant … Continue reading

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Un país hermoso (A Beautiful Country)

Since I had never before been a tourist in the country, I have spent most of my time in the dark corners of Mexico. First, on the border with violence and drug gangs.  Where I worked with people thousands of … Continue reading

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Los seres humanos (Human Beings)

When I write, I always want the migrants to be the protagonists, the good guys. But I have known for quite some time that this characterization is not always true. I have written many drafts about the sins that I … Continue reading

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Loving in la Lucha (The Fight)

In Nogales, pain was almost always sharp. Burns and blisters from the desert. Anger at the system that dropped them off at the border. Fear of the close-by drug mafia. Moments of chaos and confusion and frustration often welled into … Continue reading

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