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November 13, 2012

Trade-Offs: Is China the key to Africa’s development?

Trade-Offs: Is China the key to Africa’s development?

Let the TB Patients Go

Let the TB Patients Go

Going Home to Guatemala: The aftermath of an immigration raid

Going Home to Guatemala: The aftermath of an immigration raid

May 1, 2012

Don’t let the bedbugs fright: False alarms can be just as bad as the real thing

Don’t let the bedbugs fright: False alarms can be just as bad as the real thing

April 10, 2012

Mexican Standoff

Mexican Standoff. Will Mexico have a president anytime soon?. Slate, July 2006

Migrant Power

Migrant Power. Mexican Workers are finding their voice in the States. Will they be heard in their homeland?

September 13, 2010

The plague of bedbug false alarms

My story on bedbugs is now up on Slate. This story was inspired by a series of run-ins with bedbugs — both real and assumed — in Baltimore and Washington, DC. Writing this piece helped reaffirm for me how little we know about household biology (who exactly are the tiny critters we co-habitate with?) and how easily we mistake a long list of small insects for bedbugs. Perhaps my next big project will be an illustrated guide to household bugs.