Simon Romero

Simon Romero

NYT National Correspondent. Previous postings: Rio de Janeiro, Caracas, Houston, São Paulo, Brasília. New Mexico born & raised

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NEW: Many students at the University of Texas want the school’s fight song to go. Wealthy donors insist it should stay. What’s next for “The Eyes of Texas”? w/ @edjsandoval ⁩

“While only Indigenous people can use guns to hunt, they are barred from killing protected species like leopard cats and Formosan black bears, and are required to use certain types of traps, knives or old-fashioned homemade rifles that can jam easily...”

New Mexico is leading the U.S. in the race to achieve herd immunity, surging past states with far more resources How? Homegrown technological expertise, cooperation across vast distances & decisive political decisions My story:

New Mexico, where Hispanics & Native Americans together account for 60% of the population, is the vaccination leader in the United States

How the Tiny Kingdom of Bhutan Out-Vaccinated Most of the World

“Journalists have been sprayed with chemical irritants, arrested, thrown to the ground and beaten by police officers while covering protests”

Boltcutter moving HQ to New Mexico from Arkansas. Why? Politics.

That smoke in the sky? Wildfires are raging early in the West from California to New Mexico Fire ecologists say severe drought + spike in visits to national parks could lead to even larger blazes this year My latest from Ruidoso, NM:


Very tense scene in Albuquerque right now. Shots fired, a guy on the ground. Militia members still w/ rifles

Cut a saguaro down in Arizona, you get arrested. But work crews building the border wall are now destroying the protected cactus, which can live for 200 years — longer than Arizona has been part of the United States. This was the scene today on the border near Sonoyta, Sonora:

Coronavirus has now killed more people in Navajo Nation than in all of New Mexico, which has a population 13 times larger Jonathan Nez, Navajo Nation President, told me the peak may still be a month away My story from Window Rock, AZ:

N.M. Republican official calls for new attack on U.S. Capitol on inauguration day, claims "blood will run out of the building"

Report: At least 138 deported from US to El Salvador were killed