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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Every year, hundreds of American fugitives flee to Mexico. What they don't know: An undercover Mexican police unit now hunts exclusively for gringo criminals. I followed the team as they chased a murderer from California. It didn't end the way I expected.

Germán Silva, one of the best athletes in Mexico's history, is running the entire length of his country, from Tijuana to Tulum. More than a marathon a day over 3,100 miles. I joined him for a while, and it ended up becoming one of my favorite stories ever.

Erika Aifán, one of Guatemala’s most important judges and a key U.S. ally, has resigned and fled the country, a startling sign of Guatemala’s crumbling judiciary and the limits of U.S. influence in the country.

A first: I took my dog to the vet and they screened him for coronavirus. He tested negative. I asked the vet if any dog had ever tested positive. "No," he said. The test cost $30. Anyway, here's a picture of Oliver.

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Just want to underscore the bonkers fact that while the Trump Admin was praising Juan Orlando Hernandez for his cooperation, DOJ was deep into an investigation proving Hernandez’s side hustle sending tons of cocaine to the U.S.

El Salvador has arrested thousands of young men in the last month as part of its “war on gangs.” Their families are now scouring the country to find out where the police took them. w/ @_fredramos :

One of the youngest victims of the San Antonio trailer tragedy was Pascual Melvin Guachiac Sipac. He was 13, on his way to meet his father in Houston. He sent a message to his mother on Monday: “Mom, today they are taking me in a trailer.”

We’re teaming up with @netflix  to turn our @washingtonpost  reporting on the Gringo Hunters into a television series!

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

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.

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.

Dear America, get ready to pay more for pretty much everything until Mexico solves a problem that no country in the world has ever been able to fix.

Donald Trump's foreign policy in one staggering @jonleeanderson  paragraph.

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Feyisa Lilesa just won a silver medal for Ethiopia. Then he protested his government's killing of the Oromo people.

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There are 13,000 Afghans and Iraqis who worked for the United States, risking their lives in our wars, who are still waiting for US visas.

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