I’ve been a journalist since 1972, when I started working for daily newspapers in New Mexico. Since then, I’ve been based in Mexico City, Miami and Washington. Now, I’m back in New Mexico. I’ve been a staff correspondent at Newsweek and Time magazines, as well as other publications. I set up this site to make some of my work from the past 25 years or so easily available.
Most of the stories are set in Latin America and the Caribbean. For the most part, they tell of powerless people trying to navigate through events they don’t control.
Photos by Jacob Katel.