María Inés Zamudio
In 2015, Zamudio and a team of reporters from NPR’s Latino USA received a Peabody National Award for their coverage of Central American migrants. Zamudio’s story was reported from the Mexico-Guatemala border and it focused on the danger women from Central American while traveling through Mexico as they try to reach the United States.
Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, New York Times, National Public Radio, NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo, Univision among others.
Stories by María Inés Zamudio
Tens of thousands of Chicago homeowners — most in majority-Black ZIP codes — are collectively $421 million in debt for a resource they can’t live without.
After homeowners said they couldn’t keep up with the rising cost of water, WBEZ submitted 31 FOIA requests to understand whether this was a city-wide trend.
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Are you getting calls from debt collectors asking you to pay an overdue water bill? WBEZ wants to hear from you.
Chicago has restored water service to 35 households during the pandemic, and another 25 homes are in the process of getting water restored.
Immigrants with a lawyer are 11 times more likely to win removal cases but, in Illinois, 44% of immigrants face deportation without one.
Some were left distraught by video of the 13-year-old being shot and killed by police, while others questioned why the boy was not at home.
Civil rights complaints filed by the National Immigrant Justice Center allege detainees have been denied COVID-19 tests and routine medical care.
The number of Mexican immigrants in Illinois has also fallen sharply. It’s a trend that has received little attention, researchers said.
Some Chicagoans, especially in Black and brown communities, don’t have internet at home, which can limit their access to a COVID-19 vaccine.