The Mortgage Wall

After a Latino family was prevented from applying for a mortgage in New Jersey, Futuro Investigates began digging into mortgage application outcomes in the state. Our investigation determined Latinos are more likely to be denied mortgage loans than white borrowers.

Published on: March 28, 2023

Toxic Labor

A warming planet is creating a booming and loosely-regulated disaster restoration industry fueled by immigrant labor. Without protection, workers are exposed to lethal toxins making them sick long after the cleanup.

Published on: March 28, 2023

Immensely Invisible

 Maria Hinojosa teams up with Zeba Warsi, and they investigate how women in ICE detention are sexually abused when they were at their most vulnerable — in a medical setting — and how ICE has done very little to stop it. 

Published on: March 28, 2023

Uvalde, Resisting and Rising

For the past year, since the Uvalde school shooting, Futuro Investigates have been documenting the community’s trauma and the fight over assault rifles. Our team examines the police response, Uvalde’s history of struggle and healing.

Published on: March 28, 2023

Air We Can’t Grasp: The Insidious Matter of Carbon Monoxide

Even though carbon monoxide poisoning is preventable, housing safety violations, injuries and deaths keep occurring. Since Fall 2022, Futuro Investigates digs into why incidents keep happening and how Latino and Black residents are disproportionally affected by the deadly gas.

Published on: March 28, 2023

Head Down

In 2018, Diego and Mario joined the U.S. government-sponsored H-2A visa program, leaving their families in their home country of Mexico to harvest blueberries at a farm in North Carolina for six months. They had no idea they were about to become victims of human trafficking and that their lives would be derailed forever. Listen to the two part special Head Down now.

Published on: March 28, 2023

USA v. Garcia Luna: A Story Where True Crime Meets Telenovela

True crime meets telenovela in this five-episode audio series, as two journalists share their obsession with a powerful and obscure character whose role in the so-called war on drugs has affected millions of lives in the United States.

Published on: March 28, 2023

Death by Policy: Crisis in the Arizona Desert

For over a year, Futuro Investigates has dug into how the Border Patrol’s decades-long “prevention through deterrence” policies have purposely created a deadly funnel, pushing migrants attempting to cross from Mexico to the U.S. into the deadliest terrain in the country.

Published on: March 28, 2023


In-depth reporting that holds the powerful accountable, and confronts challenges that communities of color face across the Americas.