Natalie Delgadillo

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How Badly Could Trump Hurt Sanctuary Cities?

The federal funds under threat could amount to more than 20 percent of a city budget, or less than 1 percent. Either way, cities could well end up hurting.


São Paulo Scores Grand Prize in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge

The Brazilian megacity triumphed over urban innovation projects from Colombia, Chile, and Mexico to take home top honors from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

The Cities Pledging to Defy Trump on Immigration

On the campaign trail, Trump threatened to cut federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities. Authorities in many of those municipalities are now speaking out.  

Mike Reddy

On Being Latina a Long Way From Home

Moving from L.A. to D.C. taught me a lot about losing and rebuilding my identity.

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The Treat That Defines L.A.'s Day of the Dead

This Mexican holiday—and its foods—are anchors of tradition and identity across the border.  

C2 Photography

Bogotá's Mayor: Organized Crime 'Is Not Something You Can Change With Just Social Work'

Enrique Peñalosa defends his crackdown on the “Bronx,” one of his city’s most crime and drug-infested neighborhoods.

Dayna Reggero for Clean Air Moms Action

The Realities of Sea-Level Rise in Miami's Low-Income Communities

While Miami Beach pours money into adaptation, residents in other parts of the county are waiting for the help they need.

Reuters/Joe Skipper

Downtown as a Template for Miami's Future

One of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods is leading the way, but also wrestling with challenges.

Reuters/Pat Markey

Why Colombia's Peace Agreement Is an Opportunity for Cities

Fifty years of conflict spurred chaotic urbanization in Colombia, but peace offers hope for a new future in the country’s urban centers.

Sofía Muñoz Boullosa

Meet Pedro. And Pedro. And Pedro.

A photography project following Mexican New Yorkers who bear the same name.  

Silvia Izquierdo/AP

Olympic Development in Rio Leaves a Tarnished Legacy

A Brazilian research project details development in Rio since it won its Olympic bid seven years ago. It doesn’t paint a very positive picture.

Miriam Bribiesca

Defining 'Gentefication' in Latino Neighborhoods

When young, upwardly mobile Latinos move back to their old neighborhoods, some residents are wary of the changes they bring.  

Gina Cella

A Fast-Casual Chain Brings Healthy Meals to L.A.'s Food Deserts

Everytable has come up with a unique pricing model meant to make fresh food available at any income.

Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

What Cities Can Learn from Key West's Zika Controversy

The South Florida island wants to use genetically modified mosquitoes to control the disease, but residents are skeptical.

Michael Raines

Meet the Latina Bicycle Brigade Fighting Against Gender-Based Violence

The Ovarian Psycos of East L.A. are an all-woman-of-color cycling collective carving out space for themselves in a hostile urban environment.

REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Disturbing New Data on Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro

Human Rights Watch has uncovered some of the most damning evidence yet against police-involved killings in the host state of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Latin America Is Getting Its First Night Mayor

The city of Cali, Colombia, is the first in the region to put an official in charge of managing the city after dark.

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The Ugly Reality of Police Violence Against Mexico's Protesters

Clashes in Oaxaca last week are just one part of the human rights crisis under President Enrique Peña Nieto.