Fausto Giovanny Pinto

Fausto Giovanny Pinto does the kind of journalism that points out and dives into what others overlook. A master’s candidate at CUNY, he will continue this work at Newsday this summer.

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Above the Desert, a Vineyard Town Blooms

The small town of Sonoita, Ariz., about 30 miles north of the Mexican border, has become an unlikely destination for stargazers, wine lovers and motorcycle enthusiasts. Visitors are drawn to the natural surroundings, winemakers and well-regarded chefs who are relocating there.

The Puzzles Left Behind by Death

The remains of migrants found in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona help match unidentified bodies with reports of people who are missing. From clothing to wallets to items as mundane as nail clippers, Pima County’s Missing Migrant Project hopes to solve the mysteries of 800 unidentified bodies.

Pilot Accused of Transporting Illegal Immigrants

In a twist on illegal border crossings, a man is charged with attempting to use a private airplane to transport passengers who are illegally in the U.S. from a sleepy desert airport to the Phoenix area.

Mario Koran

Mario Koran’s jail stint turned into the journalism opportunity of a lifetime. Koran is a master’s student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and future intern at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Anibal Ortiz

Anibal Ortiz uses photography to tell stories that words can’t describe. A recent graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Ortiz will intern this summer at the Star Tribune.