A picture of a spot news, general news or issue reporting event.
Flashlights appear in the of darkness near midnight on a riverbank in Roma Texas and the first sound that breaks the stillness is usually a baby crying. Then the inflation of a rubber raft that soon carries a slice of desperate humanity, women and children mostly, across the Rio Grande from Mexico to their American Dream.
After an arduous journey from Central American countries, some weep or pray but there is mostly a blanket of deep weariness. The refugee crisis in America is a divisive political football putting the new Biden administration in a quandary, but for these families it is simply the eternal quest for a better life.
Award of Excellence
Gangs have been terrorizing the local population. Killings, theft and kidnappings are rampant. On good days, life is desperately hard in Haiti. Tragedy befalls the country repeatedly - political anarchy, gang violence and natural disasters. Yet it remains a land of juxtapositions – breathtaking beauty of spirit and a brutal reality of the streets.