Andrea Penman-Lomeli

Andrea Penman-Lomeli is an editorial fellow at CityLab Latino.

Photographing an Eerily Empty Mexico City

An artist reveals what the Mexican capital looks like when the notorious crowds of people and cars clear out.

The winning emoji pack features an axolotl wrapped in a snake and holding a cactus, a reference to Mexico City's founding myth.

Does This Little Critter Say 'Mexico City' to You?

Meet the emojified salamander who’s the new face of Mexico’s capital, thanks to a civic design contest.

In this July 26, 1967 file photo, an Army soldier stands guard as men captured in the vicinity of the 10th Police Precinct in Detroit peer from under a garage door awaiting transfer.

Revisiting the Detroit Uprising, 50 Years Later

A new exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum charts the complicated course of life in the city before and after July 1967.

Why Illinois Saw A Dramatic Spike In Hispanic Voters

One state had the greatest increase in Hispanic voter turnout in the 2016 election with just a modest investment. Its success could provide a lesson for other U.S. politicians.

On Monday, the murals were painted over ahead of the redevelopment of former Casa Aztlán into luxury apartments.

The Literal Whitewashing of Chicago's Latino Murals

Casa Aztlán was a community center that served Latino residents in Pilsen. Now, it’s a symbol of gentrification and displacement.

Can Detroiters Finally Get a Stake in the City's Real-Estate Boom?

A new program gives locals the skills to launch businesses and dictate how their city is expanding.

Installation view “City of Queen Anne’s Lace” at Wasserman Projects, José Yaque works courtesy Galleria Continua, Alejandro Campins works courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery NY, Image by P.D. Rearick

Two Cuban-Born Artists Depict Detroit's Resurgence

In a new exhibition, Alejandro Campins and José Yaque capture the energy of the city’s past while exploring its future.

A girl sits on her bicycle as she looks at other cyclists in Mexico City's Zocalo Square May 29, 2010.

Meet Mexico City's First Bike Mayor

Areli Carreón wants to recruit cyclists, community groups, and local government in a push to make the metropolis more friendly to riders.

What's Behind the Rise of MS-13?

The street gang that stalks the suburbs of Long Island has become a focus of President Trump’s efforts to link immigration and crime.