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Josh Wilson

About Us: New daily newsletter, op-eds, editor interview, holiday schedule

By Josh Wilson / November 22, 2019 / Comments Off on About Us: New daily newsletter, op-eds, editor interview, holiday schedule

The Daylighter is an experiment in “slow media,” and an effort to create new space on the Internet for smart, engaging, revelatory coverage of border-crossing issues around the world. We launched just three months ago, and every step of the way has been an education. For those who are interested in our process, we’ll be […]

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No one knows how many undocumented Haitians died after Dorian destroyed two Bahamas shantytowns

By Josh Wilson / September 7, 2019 / Comments Off on No one knows how many undocumented Haitians died after Dorian destroyed two Bahamas shantytowns

Two shantytowns on Abaco Island in the Bahamas were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian — and Haitian activists in Florida are pleading with the government of the Bahamas to suspend its strict immigration enforcement policies while the bodies are collected, reports the Miami New Times. Known as the Mudd and Pigeon Peas, the two shantytowns account […]

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“Positive changes”: An interview with The Daylighter’s News Editor Mark A. Bonta

By Josh Wilson / September 1, 2018 / Comments Off on “Positive changes”: An interview with The Daylighter’s News Editor Mark A. Bonta

You cover a wide range of topics, but you have particular expertise in Latin America. Tell us a bit about that.  I had the opportunity to live for four months in Peru with my parents in the mid-1980s, where we experienced first hand the ravages of the Maoist Sendero Luminoso terrorists. I went to college […]

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Mexico City officials knew collapsed sweatshop was unsafe

By Josh Wilson / January 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Mexico City officials knew collapsed sweatshop was unsafe

At a memorial last fall for seamstresses who died in in a building collapse during the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico September 19, an inscription on a makeshift pink cross claims solidarity with the victims: “Your name is my name — we want life.” Protestors at the memorial were furious about the persistence of sweatshop […]

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