In 2014, grantee Matt Schwartz wrote a long piece for The New Yorker that disputed the Drug Enforcement Administration’s account of an incident on a remote Honduras river that left four people dead. The DEA told Congress the dead were drug traffickers. But a 424-page report released last month by the State and Justice Departments corroborates Matt’s findings. “The dead,” said Matt, “were apparently civilians who had the misfortune of being on a commercial passenger boat heading upriver, in the middle of the night, at the same moment that six members of the DEA-led team were trying to recover a second boat that was loaded with cocaine.”
How do Cubans keep up with the Kardashians? In an Internet-starved country, it takes some ingenuity. Grantee Kim Wall explains how in this Letter from Havana in Harper’s.
Radical Islam and Western tourism have been able to co-exist on the Maldives—so far. But grantee Kai Schultz reports in The New York Times, that the Indian Ocean island paradise, heavily dependent on tourist dollars, is increasingly nervous about security.