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

Mexico's drug war comes to Guatemala

Mexican drug traffickers have worked their way south into Guatemala. The Guatemalan army has been trying to beat them back. But some Guatemalans feel loyal to the cartels. Which have provided services that the government hasn't. Lorne Matalon reports.

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.

Global Politics

Saving a river along the US-Mexico border

Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora are divided by an international border. But they're united by the Santa Cruz river. Now government agencies and citizens groups on both sides are struggling to preserve this precious waterway. Lorne Matalon reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mexican Mennonites

The northern Mexican State of Chihuahua is one of Mexico's most violent. But Christian Mennonites, who above all are pacifists, are also a part of the state's tapestry. The World's Lorne Matalon traveled to Chihuahua to meet some of them.

Conflict & Justice

Mexico's mix of politics and drugs

A mayoral candidate in Mexico has said publicly what just about every Mexican knows to be true � the drug cartels have thoroughly contaminated Mexican politics. But this candidate is caught on tape. The World's Lorne Matalon reports.

Global Politics

Mexico before the election

Mexico's president Felipe Calderon will be watching the upcoming elections very carefully. His party is trying to win Congressional seats and he wants to make sure he has enough support to fight the country's rampant drug problem. Lorne Matalon reports.