August 17, 2010
The call came from a college student. He wanted to know if we at CIS were aware of any studies about women who have been abandoned by husbands who have emigrated to the United States.
I encountered such women when I traveled in Mexico as a reporter. They were often struggling, not only to raise their children, but to come to grips with the crushing reality of abandonment.
There doesn't seem to be a great deal of journalistic work or academic study of the problem. But a 2006 Spanish-language article from the Mexican state of Veracruz, takes account of it quite powerfully. Read more...