In early December, the Colombia’s FARC guerrillas announced plans to liberate five political prisoners. In the wake of that news, Annie Correal interviewed FARC’s most well-known former hostage, former Colombian presidential candidate, Ingrid Betancourt.
A multimedia package produced by Annie Correal for El Diario/La Prensa features an in-depth look at Hispanic immigrants working to clean-up the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has drawn clean up workers from near and far. Many of these workers are Latinos, so-called “disaster migrants” who go from catastrophe to catastrophe and aid in the repair efforts. Fi2W’s Annie Correal documented their lives in a radio piece for Latino USA.
Cleaning up oil in the Gulf of Mexico is grueling, sometimes dangerous work. In Louisiana, these jobs are drawing immigrant workers to small communities. And they’re not always getting a warm welcome.
“It ain’t no more about commercial fishermen, it’s about becoming an oil company man,” says a local fisherman with Spanish roots who is feeling the impact of the BP oil spill and the clean-up effort.
10 years ago, Feet in Two Worlds contributor Annie Correal was living in the United States when her father was kidnapped in Columbia by the FARC guerrillas. Her story just aired on This American Life.
Listen to the story about efforts to count undocumented Latino immigrants in Queens, NY.
After low participation in the 2000 Census, one Brooklyn neighborhood struggles to provide its predominantly Hispanic residents with basic services. Also: Reporter Annie Correal on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Fi2W launches its project on the Census with a radio piece and a live conversation on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show on hard-to-reach immigrant households.