Since 1994, the U.S. has increasingly heightened its border security with Mexico, which has divided hundreds of thousands of families that once travelled effortlessly between the two sides. For HuffPost's Highline, this interactive feature by Laura Gabbert and Daniel Hernandez documents the reunion of one family, separated for 20 years, at the one place relatives have any hope of seeing each other again.
Woman of the hour
In this in-depth profile for The Globe and Mail, Adam Radwanski traces the rise of Chrystia Freeland's career from young newspaper editor to Canadian foreign minister. She is now tasked with taking the lead on this week’s first round of NAFTA renegotiations, but as Radwanski finds, her ambitions go much further.
The 'forever crisis'
"If what’s happening in Jerusalem looks like déjà vu," writes Yardena Schwartz for Foreign Policy, "then welcome to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which often resembles the theater of the absurd." The last two weeks saw escalating violence as both sides clashed over the holy site of Temple Mount — but, as Schwartz reminds readers, it’s a struggle decades in the making.
Partition, 70 years on
Seven decades ago, British colonial rulers left India and split the country into two sections: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Chaos and sectarian violence broke out and millions were displaced. In this feature by the BBC, 12 people reflect on how partition affected their lives. Says one: "They say we are independent but what good is that when you have lost everything?"