New Mexico

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  • Seeking shelter

    After suffering one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, this New Mexico town on the edge of Navajo Nation is reaching a breaking point as the federal eviction moratorium is set to expire.

  • A broken system

    From medical health privacy laws to a maze of siloed information systems, a true accounting of COVID-19’s impact on Indian Country is impossible to know.

  • Crossings to bear

    For years, drought and poverty have taken a harsh toll on this border town’s agriculture and migrant workers. Then came the coronavirus.

  • Records without a trace

    Records show CYFD destroyed communications on COVID response, other official documents. Employees who complained were fired.

  • Back to the well

    Oil and gas funds everything from campaigns to government functions in New Mexico, complicating the state’s transition away from fossil fuels.

New Mexico In Depth

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