In 2016, more than 60,000 children arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied by an adult, most from Central America’s violence-ridden “Northern Triangle” of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Trump’s inauguration slashed arrivals for a time, but numbers have increased since May, reaching about 3,500 kids last month.
First up is Kim Henderson’s “Malena,” set in a small New Mexico town. After the story, Henderson explains to us that “Malena” has its genesis in a newspaper article about her own hometown being named the fastest-shrinking city in the United States. Big questions in a small space that’s getting smaller. Sounds up our judge’s alley. My town is a blip on the map I can guarantee you’ve never heard of, but it was graced with a beautiful girl for a while.
Q: You write at the beginning of the book that your father’s business was extorted by the Zetas, and eventually he had to abandon the business altogether. Yes, my father had a lumber mill in the state of Michoacan. In 2006, the Zetas arrived. My father and many other business owners received a phone call demanding that they pay the Zetas money for protection. My father ignored the first call. Then he received another call threatening my brother, who was helping run the lumber mill.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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