Kevin Sieff

Kevin Sieff


Washington Post bureau chief for Mexico and Central America. Former bureau chief in Africa and Afghanistan. Ashamed Floridian. SieffK@washpost.com

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This feels like the wrong day to publish a story about a Salvadoran war crimes trial and the withholding of CIA evidence, but here you go, world:

The stock market gains since the day Trump took office have been almost entirely erased. This is the Dow Jones:

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Just spoke to one of Mexico's top health experts, who said of AMLO: "It honestly looks like he's trying his best to get the virus."

The State Department is relying on a small private airline to evacuate U.S. citizens from Latin America. The company is charging $1,200 for two-hour, one-way flights. Hundreds, including a man with Cerebral palsy, are unable to pay.

The full video is here and it's perfect:

At no time since World War II have so many soldiers been in the streets, fixtures of daily life. Here's what the enforcement of public health policy looks like around the globe today, and what it might mean beyond coronavirus.

Either Mexico has fewer coronavirus cases than Indiana, or there's a problem with testing that is leaving millions of people in the dark.

Europe and the United States are realizing simultaneously that without migrants they are unable to feed themselves. @CamilleLeCoz  @MigrationPolicy 

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Mexico's largest airline is trolling Americans and it's the best. h/t @Aeromexico 

It is shockingly difficult for immigration attorneys to locate children separated from their parents at the border. Today I spoke to lawyers who represent more than 400 parents. They've located two children.

They served in the army, the border patrol and the police. They have official US birth certificates. But the government is denying their passport applications and telling them they aren't American citizens.

This photo. A father deported to El Salvador without his daughter talks to her over the phone. She's calling from a shelter somewhere in the United States. “Papa,” she said. “When are you going to take me out of here?”

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Remarkable to watch, in real-time, as the Mexican government proves that it doesn't have the firepower or willingness to take on organized crime. What an incredible glimpse into the failure of the state.

The girl had a temperature of 105.7 degrees. She hadn't eaten or consumed water for several days. But she was detained for eight hours before emergency responders arrived.

How can you prove that you're a US citizen? Your birth certificate? Your voter registration card? Your military ID? Your social security number? Here's what I learned: none of that is enough any more.

Another man working at Mexico’s largest butterfly sanctuary has been found dead — the second in a week.

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