The Economist stories

“Millions of refugees from Venezuela are straining neighbours’ hospitality,” September 12, 2019

“A secret hydropower deal with Brazil causes a political crisis in Paraguay,” August 22, 2019

“One Brazilian state stands out as a model of efficiency,” The Economist, August 10, 2019

“The Amazon is approaching an irreversible tipping point,” The Economist (cover), August 1, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro has given up on his anti-graft crusade,” The Economist, July 25, 2019

“Rio is a riot in the early hours,” The Economist’s 1843 Magazine (photo essay), July 4, 2019

“Despite turmoil, Brazil is starting to fix its pensions system,” The Economist, June 22, 2019

“El Salvador stops honouring the leader of the El Mozote massacre,” The Economist, June 8, 2019

“A new census shows how a Brazilian favela really works,” The Economist, May 30, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro will not defeat crime in Brazil by tolerating militias,” The Economist, May 30, 2019

“Mafias of rogue police officers are terrorising Rio,” The Economist, May 30, 2019

“For some in Brazil, commemorating slavery is vital. Others are wary,” The Economist, May 23, 2019

“Guns from the United States are flooding Latin America,” The Economist, May 23, 2019

“Female MCs are changing Brazilian funk music,” The Economist, May 2, 2019

“Brazil’s biggest anti-corruption investigation is at a turning point,” The Economist, April 11, 2019

“Why is Jair Bolsonaro commemorating a coup that happened 55 years ago?”, The Economist, April 5, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s president, is a master of social media,” The Economist, March 14, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro tackles Brazil’s pensions problem,” The Economist, February 21, 2019

“A congressional win for Jair Bolsonaro,” The Economist, February 7, 2019

“Brazil’s worst ever dam disaster follows years of regulatory capture,” The Economist, January 31, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro wants Brazilians to have more guns,” The Economist, January 24, 2019

“What to make of Brazil’s new firebrand president, Jair Bolsonaro,” The Economist, January 3, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro must tackle Brazil’s soaring pensions spending,” The Economist, December 13, 2018

“Are Brazilians prepared for Jair Bolsonaro’s radicalism?” The Economist, November 1, 2018

“Jair Bolsonaro will be Brazil’s next president,” The Economist, October 29, 2018

“Haddad’s uphill struggle,” The Economist, October 20, 2018

“Jair Bolsonaro is poised to win Brazil’s presidency,” The Economist, October 13, 2018

“A right-wing populist is poised to become Brazil’s next president,” The Economist, October 8, 2018

“Brazil’s voters worry about the integrity of their elections,” The Economist, October 5, 2018

“A scary election in Brazil,” The Economist (cover), September 20, 2018

“Why I rented a husband in Brazil,” The Economist’s 1843 Magazine, October/November 2018

“Jair Bolsonaro is stabbed at a rally,” The Economist, September 8, 2018

“The fire that destroyed Rio’s museum was waiting to happen,” The Economist, September 6, 2018

"A rude reception awaits many Venezuelans fleeing their country," The Economist, August 25, 2018

"High suspense in Brazil's general election," The Economist, August 9, 2018

"Judges issue contradictory rulings on freeing Brazil's former president," The Economist, July 21, 2018

"Latin America's new media are growing up," The Economist, July 14, 2018

"The murky future of two Latin American oil giants," The Economist, June 14, 2018

"How a strike by lorry drivers will shape Brazil's election," The Economist, June 9, 2018

"Brazil reinstates fuel subsidies after a disruptive lorry strike," The Economist, May 31, 2018

"What does CICIG do?" The Economist, May 18, 2018

"The threat to Central America's prosecutors," The Economist, May 10, 2018

"A corruption spat in Russia endangers crime-fighters in Central America," The Economist, April 28, 2018

"Refugees need not be a burden, if they are allowed to work," The Economist, April 21, 2018

"European countries should make it easier for refugees to work," The Economist, April 21, 2018

"Salvation: Can Religion Solve El Salvador's Gang Problem?," The Economist's 1843 Magazine, April/May 2018

"Shining light on Latin America's homicide epidemic," The Economist (cover), April 5, 2018

"How to cut the murder rate," The Economist, April 5, 2018

"El Salvador's Rising Political Star," The Economist, March 10, 2018

"Argentina's gamble on economic gradualism is working, so far," The Economist, January 18, 2018

"Is Honduras's ruling party planning to rig an election?" The Economist, November 25, 2017

"Dark tourism spooks its way into the mainstream," The Economist, October 31, 2017

"Murderous Latin American police need to start policing themselves," The Economist, October 26, 2017

"The story of Puerto Rico's power grid is the story of Puerto Rico," The Economist, October 19, 2017

"A real catastrophe: Riding around Puerto Rico with a truck driver," The Economist, October 5, 2017

"Venezuela's war on cuteness," The Economist, September 21, 2017

"Streaming has pushed Latin music into the mainstream," The Economist, September 21, 2017

"Paradise lost: How Hurricane Irma will change the Caribbean," The Economist, September 14, 2017

"Guatemala's comedian president fights the corruption fighters," The Economist, August 31, 2017

"Traducing El Salvador's Truce," The Economist, August 26, 2017

"Honduras Experiments with Charter Cities," The Economist, August 12, 2017

"Deaths foretold," The Economist, March 16, 2017

“Unhappy anniversary,” The Economist, January 21, 2017

"Miscarriage of justice," The Economist, December 3, 2016

“Home alone,” The Economist, August 4, 2016

"Reconsidering the price of peace," The Economist, July 21, 2016

"Bad apples everywhere," The Economist, June 11, 2016

“The gangs that cost 16% of GDP,” The Economist, May 21, 2016

“Digging for Justice,” The Economist, January 2, 2016

Other selected stories

"Murder in the Suburbs," VICE Magazine, May 21, 2017

“The Salvadoran Town That Can’t Forget,” The Nation, March 30, 2017

“How an innocent man wound up dead in El Salvador’s justice system,” Washington Post, March 16, 2017

"Journalists found a bloody body in the street. Hours later he was dead," Columbia Journalism Review, March 6, 2017

“A Grim Discovery in El Mozote,” The New York Times Magazine, December 16, 2016

“Remembering El Mozote, the Worst Massacre in Modern Latin American History” The Nation, December 13, 2016

“A light in the underworld,” Columbia Journalism Review, November 21, 2016. Winner of a Mirror Award for Best Profile.

“El Salvador says a brutal gang laundered money through motels, brothels, taxis,” Washington Post, July 29, 2016

"El Salvador strikes down amnesty for crimes during its civil war," Washington Post July 14, 2016

“Life and Death Among the Gangs of Central America,” The New Republic, April 11, 2016

"El Salvador's gangs call a ceasefire, but many doubt it will hold," Washington Post, April 2, 2016 

"The country with the world's worst homicide rate now grapples with Zika," Washington Post, January 31, 2016

"The Pawn King," The Atlantic, December 4, 2014. Winner of the Norman Mailer College Writing Award.

“Facing grim infant death rates, Milwaukee focuses on black fathers,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 12, 2014    

"A Tale of Two Trails," SAGE Magazine, September 4, 2013. Winner of SAGE's Environmental Writing Contest.

Radio and Film

“The Intelligence” segment on feminism in Brazilian funk music, The Economist Radio, May 7, 2019

“The Intelligence: The future of water, Brazil’s government is tested, and China’s science fiction,” The Economist Radio, March 4, 2019

“The Week Ahead: The price of the American government shutdown,” The Economist Radio, January 25, 2019

“Brazil’s new president takes office and takes a stab at politics as usual,” interview with WNYC’s The Takeaway, January 2, 2019

“The Week Ahead: Bolsonaro’s bold agenda,” The Economist Radio, December 28, 2018

“Brazil’s upcoming elections and the echoes of Trump in 2016,” interview with Columbia Journalism Review’s The Kicker, October 19, 2018

“How to run for president from a hospital bed,” interview with Vox’s Today Explained, October 3, 2018

“Brazil elections: Why Are They So Divisive?”, interview with BBC’s Business Daily, October 3, 2018

“The Week Ahead: Beware Bolsonaro,” The Economist Radio, September 21, 2018

"The Week Ahead: Brazil's telenovela election," The Economist Radio, August 10, 2018

"The Week Ahead: Power to the populists," segment about truckers' strike in Brazil, The Economist Radio, June 1, 2018

"God and the Gang," film about Salvadoran gang members finding religion in prison, The Economist Films, May 22, 2018

"The Week Ahead: Israel 70 years on," segment about story on integrating refugees, The Economist Radio, April 20, 2018

"The Week Ahead: A murder mystery," segment about cover story on Latin America's homicide epidemic, The Economist Radio, April 6, 2018

"Salvadoran evangelicals work to change lives of gang members," interview with NPR Weekend Edition, March 18, 2018

"Business Matters: Miami Bridge collapses," interview with BBC World Service about how religion is helping Salvadoran gang members, March 16, 2018

"The Week Ahead: You're fired," feature on escaping gang life in El Salvador, The Economist Radio, March 16, 2017

"Tasting Menu: Audio highlights from the February 17th, 2018 edition," The Economist Radio

"The Week Ahead: A weird and disputed election," segment on an exclusive recording that suggests fraud in Honduras's presidential election, The Economist Radio, December 1, 2017

"Tasting Menu: Audio highlights from the October 28th, 2017 edition," The Economist Radio

"Tasting Menu: Audio highlights from the November 4th, 2017 edition," The Economist Radio

"The week ahead: Crisis Management," segment on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, The Economist Radio, October 8, 2017

"Money Talks: Latin lessons from J Balvin," interview with Latin America's top reggaeton star, The Economist Radio, September 19, 2017

"The week ahead: Wir schaffen das," segment on the destruction of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, The Economist Radio, September 15, 2017

"The week ahead: A war of words, for now," segment on El Salvador's abortion ban, The Economist Radio, August 9, 2017

"Salute Your Shorts," segment on gang violence on Long Island, VICE Magazine Podcast, June 12, 2017

Contributed reporting or research

“Deathwatch for the Amazon,” The Economist (cover leader), August 1, 2019

“Baby Amazons take on their American role model,” The Economist, August 3, 2019

“Latin America’s state-run oil giants are struggling,” The Economist, July 13, 2019

“How the pursuit of leisure drives internet use,” The Economist, June 8, 2019

“Jair Bolsonaro, Latin America’s latest menace,” The Economist (cover leader), September 20, 2018

“People say they hate traffic jams, but are oddly tolerant of them,” The Economist, September 6, 2018

“The danger posed by Jair Bolsonaro,” The Economist, August 11, 2018

"Brazil's banks, profitable whatever the economic weather," The Economist, August 2, 2018

"In some countries, killer cops are celebrated," The Economist, March 8, 2018

"Latin America needs an infrastructure update," The Economist, March 8, 2018

"What the data say about the integrity of Honduras's election," The Economist, December 9, 2017

"Honduras's disputed election provokes a crisis," The Economist, November 30, 2017

"Building a Better Future: A Blueprint for Central America's Northern Triangle," Atlantic Council, May 2017

"Beyond the Headlines: A Strategy for US Engagement with Latin America in the Trump Era," Atlantic Council, March 2017

"El Salvador's conflict with gangs is beginning to look like a war," Washington Post, October 28, 2016

"The Court That Rules the World," Buzzfeed News, August 28, 2016. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting.

"El Salvador arrests people who pushed for peace in gang war," Washington Post, May 5, 2016

"Pope Francis suggests contraceptives may be permissible in Zika fight," Washington Post, February 18, 2016

"As Zika virus spreads, El Salvador asks women not to get pregnant until 2018," Washington Post, January 22, 2016