Adrienne St. Clair

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

Mexicans and Americans – a complicated relationship

So many of my conversations in Mexico felt like a movement toward my own personal understanding. Not only do I feel like I know more about the events between the U.S. and Mexico between 1810 and 2010, but I understand a little more about the feelings of some of the Mexicans living in the heart of their country.

I traveled to Mexico and finished this report before the Trump administration’s announcement to “wind down” DACA and before the big earthquake in Mexico City, but those events make the feelings and thoughts of the Mexican people even more relevant.

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This podcast is part of the project “Querétaro: Promise of prosperity for Mexico.” Student reporters spent two semesters studying the issues involved and spent eight days on the ground reporting from Mexico, led by Cronkite School faculty members. The full project can be found here. The project was made possible by a grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Illinois-based nonprofit organization founded by the international photojournalist, author and philanthropist. Information on the Cronkite News-Borderlands Initiative can be found here.

Special thanks to Roddy Nikpour, who composed “Yes, We’re in a Coffee Shop,” “Eyes are Beautiful” and “Sun Shrine,” the music tracks featured in this podcast were composed by Roddy Nikpour. The tracks can be found here .