Marcela Turati, a 2017 Nieman Fellow, is a freelance investigative journalist covering the Mexican drug war and a founding member of QuintoElemento. She is the recipient of the 2013 Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism.
Today [June 8] marks one week since I returned to Mexico after 10 months in the United States on a Nieman Fellowship. On my first day back, I talked to 15 Michoacán colleagues who had taken a personal day or … Read more
The stench seeps through the walls of the morgue. It wafts through schools, businesses and homes, impregnates clothing, sticks in throats and noses, provokes nausea, obliges one to walk faster. In the white building where the smell originates there are … Read more