After Uvalde: Guns, Grief & Texas Politics

One year after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Latino USA and Futuro Investigates explore how families in the community are dealing with grief, how they’re navigating their journey to healing and calling for accountability.

They Survived a Fire in Harlem. Now They are Fighting Their Landlord and The City for Answers.

In 2021, a fatal fire happened in a Central Harlem building. Exasperated by their landlord’s negligence in the aftermath, a group of residents decided to organize, went on a rent strike and sued for damages. Now, a year-and-a-half after the fire, tenants are still left in limbo.

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.

Three Days Stranded: How Border Patrol Failed to Rescue A Lost Migrant In The Desert

In December 2022, Futuro Investigates published “Death by Policy: Crisis in the Arizona Desert,” our reporting dug into how Border Patrol’s policies funnel people crossing the southern border into the most extreme geographic conditions. As the agency’s budget continues to rise, and millions of dollars annually are set aside to fund BORSTAR, Border Patrol’s search and rescue unit, we spoke with a myriad of local volunteer organizations working to fill in the gaps where they say the agency, and the U.S. government, continue to fail to protect people in vulnerable conditions. 

What To Know To Stay Safe From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Headaches. Dizziness. Vomiting. These vague symptoms can be a diagnosis of the flu … or it can be signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. The first story in our series Air We Can’t Grasp: The Insidious Matter of Carbon Monoxide.

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.

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.


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