Conrad Fox




first published in Vidas Cruzadas on Aug. 21, 2008

Missing the Train

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All looks well for Filiberto, as he rides the rails to the US. A seasoned traveller of this perilous route, he is accompanied for the first time by his daughter. All looks well as they take a rest stop in Orizaba, Mexico, sharing food and laughter with other migrants, united by the dangers they face, including hunger, Mexican authorities and falling from the train. Soon, a whistle blows and it is time to be moving again. Can Filiberto and his daugher keep up, as a crowd of migrants races for the speeding wagons?

Winner of 2007 NY Festivals Award


Hello. I'm a journalist, radio producer and teacher. I've worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for most of my career. My work has taken me across a minefield, into a gunfight, paddling a dugout canoe and inside the homes of many brave and generous people. I have also produced several major international reporting projects where a large part of my job was recruiting and mentoring local reporters. I love teaching, and besides journalism, I have taught soccer, robotics, anthropology and English.

cwzorro@fastmail.fm



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Conrad is a reporter's reporter - courageous, compassionate and creative. No easy press conferences for him. Conrad takes on assignments that might scare off others and always delivers. A first-rate storyteller.

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