Lorne Matalon

Lorne Matalon


Lorne Matalon has been reporting from Mexico for "The World" since November 2007. He has covered the Mexican ‘war on drugs’ from the frontlines, going on patrol with the Mexican armed forces, and pursued immigration and economic stories throughout the country. Lorne's beat has also stretched further south into Venezuela and Panama.

Previously Lorne worked at NPR Member Stations WUNC and WBUR, filing from Haiti, Panama and Mongolia.

Lorne is a contributor to National Geographic’s Ethnosphere Project and a Fellow at the Explorers Club of New York.

Recent Stories


Guatemala syphilis study still provokes anger

Last month President Obama apologized to the people of Guatemala for an unethical study of syphilis. In the mid-40s, hundreds of Guatemalans were unwitting subjects of the study.Lorne Matalon reports that many are still outraged, despite the apology.

Lifestyle & Belief

Mexican school for midwives

Midwives have helped the women of rural Mexico to give birth. But that's a tradition that's dying out, as more women deliver their babies in hospitals. Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe found one clinic where Mexican women can still learn to become midwives.