Kent Paterson

Kent Paterson is a freelance journalist who covers the southwestern United States, the border region and Mexico. He is a regular contributor to CounterPunch and the Americas Program. 

AMLO and the Third Rail of Mexican Politics 

Albuquerque Air War: Big Business, Bipartisan Politicos Attack Environmental Justice Rule   

Fire, Razor Wire and the Beast

The Bridge of Stones: a Migrant Christmas Story

Bridges, Buses and Barbed Wire

The Migrant Humanitarian Crisis Deepens on the Rio Grande 

Ciudad Juárez: Haitians in Limbo

The Border’s Wheels of Fortune Spin

The (Migrant) Season of Death is Upon Us

Doña Rosario: The Unfinished Legacy of a Fiery Mexican Mother and Activist 

Border Boo Boos 

Women’s Day Reporting Diverges in U.S. and Mexico 

The Long Wars Against El Paso and Ciudad Juarez

Hearts on Fire for the 43 of Ayoztinapa  

Never Forget August 3 in El Paso

Crisis After Crisis on the Border

Mexican Workers Strike For Paid Home Leave

Mexico and the Pandemic

Super Bowl Gluttony

A Juarez Refugee Christmas

Mexico’s Refugees

Fifty Years of Mexican October

The Great Crisis of Albuquerque

The Battle for Puerto Vallarta

As elections Approach, Soccer and Politics Dominate Mexican Life

‘I Think of Cops as People Who Want to Kill:’ Relatives of the Dead Revisit Albuquerque Police Shootings

Assassination in Guerrero: the Murder of Ranferi Hernandez Acevedo

Mexico’s Great Winter of Discontent

Full Circle in the Americas: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence in the 21st Century

Juan Gabriel’s Ashes, Purple Rains and the Rebirth of the Pachuco

Mexico’s Disappeared Who Won’t Disappear 

Saving Southern New Mexico from the Next Big Flood

The Chile Capital’s Long Road Back From Little Katrina

The Political Fallout from Trump’s Albuquerque Rally

The Border’s Flint, Michigan?

The Old Braceros Fight On

Death in a Shopping Aisle: Jonathan Sorensen’s Fatal Encounter with Kmart

It’s More than a Bus: Democracy, Gentrification and Urbanicide in Albuquerque

Ten Years Later: Reflections on the Legacies of Immigrant Spring

Reflections on a Woman Factory Worker’s Run for Mayor of Juarez

Mezcal at the Crossroads

The Battle of Route 66

Remembering the Women of Albuquerque’s Mass Femicides

Can a Woman Worker Run for Juarez Mayor?

The Futures of Whales and Humans in Mexico

The Occupation of the Bridge of the Americas

The Long and Winding Road of Jaguar Conservation   

In Search of the Great New Mexico Chile Pepper in a Post-NAFTA Era

Will Juarez Murder “Trial of the Year” Bring Justice to Families?

The Murals of Memory in Cuidad Juarez