In April, the Nieman Foundation and Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies hosted a discussion about the future of Latin American media featuring some of the region's most innovative journalists, including Nuestra Aparente Rendición's Lolita Bosch.
After learning about the massacre of 72 migrants in San Fernanado, Mexico in 2010, novelist Lolita Bosch emailed 300 hundred of her friends, and asked what they could to help. Nuestra Aparente Rendición, a volunteer run website investigating the drug war, was founded in response. NAR strives to cover the consequences and casualties of the war with humanity and compassion. The site makes a point of supporting victims and telling their stories. “They need to be heard and they need to be understood, especially understood,” said Bosch. The site also collects the names of victims, some 45,000 since launching four years ago.