Conrad Fox

International reporting projects, migration and robotics

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Pierre at chalkboard

The 50 lines of code behind one line of reporting

Pierre loves math. He moved from his home in Haiti's countryside to Port-au-Prince so he can study it. And here he lives in a single room he shares with his family, paying his way, little by little, through school. That chalkboard behind him is how he does homework. I met ...

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recent journalism

guy in front of restaurant in tapachula

More African and Asian Migrants Are Arriving in Mexico After Long Latin American Journeys

Sitting in a small cafe in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula, Gorjit recalled the harrowing experiences that led him there.The young man with chiseled features said he left his home in northern India after political strife took the life of his father and uncle. He sold his house and ...

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featured web project

Vidas Cruzadas screen shot

Vidas Cruzadas

Home page for an 8 episode Spanish-language radio story about migration between Central America and Mexico. The series followed two young boys on a solo trip from El Salvador to the United States, as seen through the eyes of their waiting parents. Along the way, it told the stories of ...

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For 15 years, Conrad lived in Mexico, where he worked as a freelance radio and print journalist. His work took him into a minefield, a gunfight, a dugout canoe and the homes of many fascinating, brave and generous people. He is also an avid teacher and has led classes in radio, robotics, soccer, physics and anthropology in a diversity of places, including office towers, lecture halls, fields and palm thatched huts.