Martha Pskowski

Martha Pskowski is a journalist and researcher based in Mexico City.

A photo of an apartment building in Mexico City

The Restaurant at the Center of a Gentrification War

Rising housing costs have triggered a wave of displacement in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico. But residents are finding creative ways to resist.

a map of the Mayan Train route in Mexico

Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ Is Bound for Controversy

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s signature rail project would link cities and tourist sites in the Yucatan with rural areas and rainforests.

A photo of a migrant from Guatemala walking near Arriaga, Mexico.

Abandoned by the U.S. Media, the Migrant Caravan Rolls Into Mexico City

For towns and cities in Mexico, the issue of how to manage Central American migrants didn’t disappear after the midterm election.

Soldiers outside a collapsed building in Mexico City on September 20, 2017.

Mexico City’s Architects of Destruction

On the first anniversary of the Mexico City earthquake, an investigation explores how engineers, builders, and politicians failed to follow building codes—with deadly results.

An installation in Mexico City during a campaign against violence against women in advance of International Women's Day. March 6, 2018

The Long Road to Mexico City’s First Elected Woman Mayor

Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo’s election last month was, in part, the result of a decades-long movement in Mexico by feminists and women in politics.

A community police officer patrols the streets in Guerrero, one of Mexico's most dangerous regions, in 2014.

As Mexico’s Election Looms, Mayors Are Targets of Violence

The hardest thing about running for local office in some parts of the country isn’t putting up the yard signs and knocking on doors.

Rescue crews and observers on top of the rubble from a collapsed building that fell in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City.

A Brigade of Architects and Engineers Rushed to Assess Earthquake Damage in Mexico City

La Casa del Arquitecto became the headquarters for highly skilled urbanists looking to help and determine why some buildings suffered more spectacularly than others.