Jennifer Collins is a freelance reporter based in Mexico City. Before moving to Mexico, Collins was with Marketplace from American Public Media for about five years. Collins has also reported for newspapers in Oregon, Alaska and Cambodia.
The flood of young Central American migrants streaming across the US border over the past year has slowed to a trickle. One of the reasons may be Mexico’s increased border enforcement along its southern border with Guatemala. And that's creating headaches for Mexicans living near that border.
A young couple from El Salvador explains why they crossed illegally into the US and how rising danger in their homeland forced their children on the dangerous trip north to join them.
Development & Education
The Soccket is a soccer ball with a twist — a generator inside that turns kicks into power that can run a small lamp. Its American inventors and celebrity backers say it provides hours of light so poor children in homes without electricity can study at night. But this bright idea has run into some technical problems.