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An illustration of a couple looking at a wall of medical bills next to an operating room where doctors are waiting.
An illustration of a couple looking at a wall of medical bills next to an operating room where doctors are waiting.
Illustration: Mark Wang

Orthopedic surgery would have bankrupted us in the United States. So we went to Mexico instead.


Most undocumented people can’t travel to their home countries to see their aging parents one last time

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Aaron Kurcz, Carlos Hernández, and Tyson Pérez of the Tijuana Toros at their home field, Estadio Chevron. Photography by Jake Michaels

A recent rule change allows American-born players to go pro in Mexico—and they’re fielding a familiar backlash


The Holocaust started with normal people in uniform rounding up people because of who they were

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Increasing economic pressure on Mexico may tap into its authorities’ tendency of violence toward migrants

Photo: Pep Companys/AFP/Getty


Nate Abbott

In a patch of land between San Diego and Tijuana, loved ones reunite across a mesh fence, poking pinkies through the holes to touch

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