Marisa Peñaloza appears in the following:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
More than 3 million Puerto Ricans saw their communities — and families — devastated by the deadly Category 4 hurricane. Many residents are still emotionally fragile.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
In the nearly two years since Hurricane Maria, about half a million people still don't have a safe affordable home. One architect is working to change that.
Friday, July 05, 2019
Puerto Rico has a plan to rebuild its energy grid and move to 100% renewable power by 2050. Many communities are working toward that themselves, without help from the government.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Nearly two years after Hurricane Maria, the government has made vast improvements and residents have worked together to clean up their communities, but Puerto Rico remains extremely vulnerable.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Bias-motivated crimes are rising, but few police departments are trained to identify them. A group of prosecutors is traveling from city to city, warning officers that ignoring hate crimes is risky.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Out-of-state militias have arrived to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border, raising tensions and fear in tiny Arivaca, Ariz.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Low pay combined with a high cost of living make it even more of a challenge for those who suddenly find themselves without a paycheck.
Friday, January 11, 2019
As anxiety and anger rise, federal workers and industry leaders around the country are organizing to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Jacinda, whose husband is a TSA officer, says her biggest concern is losing her home. "I feel this sneaking anxiety that it all can be gone," she says.
Monday, January 07, 2019
One expert estimates millions of contractors in the federal workforce won't receive back pay when the shutdown ends.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
A majority of Hispanics say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Farmers in rural, western Guatemala have compelling reasons to attempt the dangerous journey to the U.S. Drought is stunting the corn crop, and one season's failure means no income for a family.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Trump administration's immigration policies are designed to convince migrants to not cross the border illegally. But poverty and lack of opportunities in Guatemala continue to push people north.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
The ACLU and other groups are scouring Guatemala to track down parents who were separated from their children in the United States and deported back home without them.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Synthetic marijuana, known as K2, overdoses are challenging the city's first responders and law enforcement. "Overdoses are happening everywhere," says one delivery driver.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Immigration lawyers say they're seeing an alarming spike in the number of asylum claims that are being rejected at the earliest stage, known as the credible fear interview.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Since two men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, there have been over a dozen more incidents of people calling 911 on people of color who were seemingly just living their everyday lives.
Friday, June 01, 2018
People gathered in cities across the country on Friday to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant parents and children at the Southern border.
Friday, May 11, 2018
The Trump administration is adding a citizenship question to forms for the 2020 census. Some immigrants in Central Falls, Rhode Island say they're afraid to be counted.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
The Trump administration is adding a citizenship question to forms for the 2020 census. Some immigrants in Central Falls, Rhode Island, say they're afraid to be counted.