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Marco Amador

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Marco Amador is the Multimedia Editor for Capital & Main, where he oversees all visual content and creates news videos, podcasts and data visualizations. He produced acclaimed documentaries on military recruitment in the Latino community and Arizona's anti-immigrant law, SB1070, and has created multimedia content for international and national publications. For ten years Amador traveled the country to establish day laborer centers in major American cities, including in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. He is also a musician and has curated music collections from indigenous and rural artists in Mexico.

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Panorama of El Sereno homes
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How Home 'Reclaimers' in El Sereno Pursue Self-Determination, Inspired by the Zapatistas

Roberto Flores, co-founder of the Eastside Café, saw a potential solution to the housing crisis in the vacant state-owned homes of El Sereno. He draws on lessons from Indigenous communities in Chiapas to organize for community control and stable, dignified housing.
Mobile Clinic Delivers Vaccine to Central American Indigenous Residents in Los Angeles
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CIELO Co-Founder on How Indigenous Oaxacan Knowledges Light the Path Ahead

Odilia Romero, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo (CIELO), talks about how traditions of mutual aid have helped Indigenous immigrant communities survive the pandemic.
a new development photographed next to other smaller homes in Koreatown
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A Place Without the Tension of Injustice: An L.A. Journalist Reflects on Gentrification

Erin Aubry Kaplan explains how historically Black L.A. neighborhoods are pushing back against gentrification. She envisions using the pandemic's "pause" to shape a better future.
Protesters march holding placards and a portrait of George Floyd during a demonstration against racism and police brutality, in Hollywood, California.
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'Now Is the Time to Defund the Police and Reimagine Public Safety,' Says Black Lives Matter Co-Founder

Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah shares how the past can inform efforts to reshape public safety.
The border between U.S. and Mexico in Tijuana, which is on the water.
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'We Belong on Both Sides of the Border' Says MacArthur Fellow

MacArthur Fellow Cristina Rivera Garza spoke to us from her home in San Diego to contemplate the U.S.-Mexico border, something first conceived in the imagination — which means that the imagination can also be erase it.
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