September 2011—I wanted to get inside a prison to see what it was really like. “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons,” wrote Fyodor Dostoevsky in The House of the Dead. Hubris aside, getting inside a penitentiary would allow me to say I’d…
In May 2016, the numbers on my Venezuela Econ website showed the currency now weakened past 1,100 per dollar on the black market—and the streets were…
Just before midnight on September 28, 2011, I and the other journalists covering Venezuela saw that El Nuevo Herald, a fiery Spanish-language sister to…
Alex Saab will today plead not guilty to money laundering charges in a Florida court. This excerpt offers the story behind our investigation into his…
We sat on a small metal boat and glided downriver, meandering through foliage and tiny mines. Armed with weighing scales, magnifying glasses and…
On the Venezuela/Colombia border
It was March 5, 2013. I’d woken up early that morning and visited a small chapel outside the military hospital where Hugo Chávez was being treated…
Covering Hugo Chávez's cancer announcement for New York Times and Reuters
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