Martha Mendoza

For Martha Mendoza's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts

Mar 19, 2017

Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts

Tin, her husband and five children have cleared years of refugee hurdles to come to the U.S.: blood tests, interviews, DNA and fingerprints, background checks. She has her one must-bring possession within reach, a well-worn Bible, and keeps their phone charged for the U.S. ...

Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

/ Mar 28, 2015

Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage on a tiny tropical island far from home. Nearby, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that could enter the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants ...