Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela
Meridith Kohut (b.1983, USA) is an American photographer and multimedia journalist based in Caracas, Venezuela, where she has worked covering Latin America for the foreign press since 2007. Kohut has produced in depth photo essays on the drug trade, Hugo Chávez’s socialist revolution, gang violence, refugee and migration issues, labor rights, prison overcrowding and prostitution, among others. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The United Nations, Newsweek International, TIME magazine, Leica Magazine, Bloomberg News, The Washington Post Magazine, National Geographic Traveller, Stern, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, and The Guardian.
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NYTIMES: Child Migrants of Central America
A1 story/Slideshow: Mexico plans to bolster its border security, including a plan to stop waves of people, some of them with babies and toddlers, from stowing away on a northbound freight train known as “The Beast,” because of rampant accidents and violent crime.
“They will not be able to get on the train,” Mr. Osorio Chong said, promising details of how they will be stopped in the coming days. “They cannot use this train because their lives are at risk, and they don’t have permission to be in the country.”
NYTIMES: Wave of Undocumented Minors
A1 story/Slideshow: Since Oct. 1, a record 47,017 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the southwest United States border, most traveling from Central America, part of a larger wave that includes some youngsters accompanied by their parents and some traveling alone.
NYTIMES: Nicaragua Sugarcane
A1 story/slideshow: Mysterious Illness in a Sugar Cane Heartland
“The sugar mill said that all of this is part of nature. But this isn’t nature,” said Gilma Urbina, 37, a mother of five who recently lost her husband to the disease. “The day that my husband died, he died at 6 in the morning,” Ms. Urbina said. “Down the block, another one died at 2. The next day, three more died.” She added, “I think we’re going to end up without any people here.”