Lauren Markham

americas

The 18th Street Gang Just Set Out to Prove It Runs El Salvador’s Transport System

Four people including a bus driver were killed on Wednesday in the latest attack against El Salvador's bus system after a country-wide stoppage ordered by the 18th Street gang.
Lauren Markham
8.5.15
The Dirty Laundry Issue

Tourists in Thailand Are Traveling to See Suffering Burmese Migrants

"This kind of tourism—it's not good to see," said one UN worker. "These are human beings, not animals in a zoo."
Lauren Markham
11.10.14
Uganda

Uganda's Anti-Gay Witch Hunt Has Officially Begun

The US government is troubled by the law, and has already announced aid cuts on Uganda if the Anti-Homosexuality Act is not overturned.
Lauren Markham
6.28.14
News

Uganda's Anti-Gay Witch Hunt Has Officially Begun

On February 24, the Ugandan government finally succeeded in ushering the long-debated Anti-Homosexuality Act into law. It ups the penalties for being gay, including life imprisonment for "aggravated homosexuality"—and up to five to seven years for...
Lauren Markham
6.27.14
News

Unaccompanied Minors: A Growing Crisis

In recent weeks, the media has been a-flurry with reports of the recent and troubling surge of unaccompanied minors bursting the banks of the Rio Grande and into the United States. Unaccompanied minors are children who have crossed the border into the...
Lauren Markham
6.12.14
The Evolutionary Resilience Issue

The Lost Boys of California

At the age when most American teenagers are trying to decide whom to ask to prom, Ernesto Valenzuela was instead weighing whether it was worse to die of thirst in the desert or have his throat slit by gangsters.
Lauren Markham
3.18.14