Carolina Drake

Mexico to NYC: Through Photography, Immigrant Single Moms and Children Share Stories

Being a single mother is a challenge. Immigrant mothers face those challenges every day, and they also have extra hurdles to jump. To document these aspects of their lives, an inter-generational photography workshop organized by Mano a Mano, NYC (Mexican Culture without Borders) gave cameras to immigrant parents and their children born in the United […]

  • Jul 12, 2014
  • 11:34 am

What Does #NuncaMás Mean to Different Generations of Argentines?

On March 24, 1976 in Argentina, a military dictatorship took over. Today Argentines remember the ghosts of the disappeared and still try to make sense of it all. Hashtags such as #NuncaMás (Never Again) and #DiaDeLaMemoria have been trending on Twitter to knowledge those who disappeared 38 years ago. Today in Argentina, we remember thousands who ‘disappeared’ during […]

  • Mar 24, 2014
  • 4:50 pm

Representing Women’s Roles in the Michoacán Autodefensas

Editor’s Note: This story was developed as a collaboration between Carolina Drake (@CarolinaADrake on Twitter) and Luis Marentes (@marentesluis on Twitter). Since our site does not allow for double bylines, we ran Carolina’s byline at the top, but want to acknowledge Luis as well for his contribution to this piece. On Sunday, January 19 the […]

  • Jan 31, 2014
  • 11:14 am

Mexican Workers in NYC Talk About Michoacán and #Autodefensas

While the struggle in Michoacán continues between the self-defense groups, the Knights Templar drug cartel and the Mexican army and police, media reporting from Mexico has portrayed the various views from locals. But what do those who emigrated from nearby areas of Michoacán, and follow the news from the U.S. think? So far, reports from […]

  • Jan 21, 2014
  • 1:38 pm

It’s Not Just About the Stoners: Why Sectors in Mexico React Positively to U.S. Legalization of Marijuana

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a complement to our piece about how the U.S. media has overlooked parts of the pot debate, writer Carolina Drake shares her thoughts. Drug legalization is not as stoner-centered as you think once we look at both sides of the supply and demand transaction, and consider that legalization in the US could […]

  • Jan 6, 2014
  • 10:01 am