America can’t cope with coronavirus

19 Mar

I wish it were not the case but it is: I have an intimate knowledge of the US healthcare system. Back in 2008, on a sun-dappled December day in Washington DC, we took my 9-year-old son to the doctor: he’d been losing weight and seemed out of sorts. Everything changed for him that day and […]

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Where the American Dream goes to die

2 Mar

For a few years at the start of this century, Juan Nevarez tasted the American dream. Having moved a few miles across the border from Tijuana when he was nine-years old, his close-knit family of Mexican migrants slogged away to make a better life for themselves. They were working people: his dad was a welder, […]

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