Author Archives: Cristina DC Pastor

About Cristina DC Pastor

Cristina DC Pastor, a former Fi2W Business and Economics Reporting fellow, is the publisher and editor of The FilAm (TheFilAm.net). Her book, “Scratch the News: Filipino Americans in Our Midst” (Inkwater, 2005), is a celebration of ordinary citizens at the center of extraordinary stories. She is a graduate of The New School.
François Duvalier, or "Baby Doc," the former president of Haiti, greeted people at his hotel upon his return to Haiti

In Deciphering Duvalier’s Motives, Haitian Immigrants Look to History

Almost a quarter century after he was overthrown in a popular uprising, former Haitian president Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier resurfaced in his earthquake devastated country on January 16. Haitians in the U.S. are trying to make sense of what his arrival means in a time of political uncertainty.

Immigrant Rights Rally in Prince William County - Photo: marisseay/flickr

9500 Liberty: A Lesson For Arizona

A new documentary about the struggles in Prince William County, Virginia, provides a window into the lives and emotions of people on both sides of the immigration debate.