- I’m a smuggler.
The customs officer asked:
- I see… And what are you bringing in?
- A bit of everything, really… Drugs, diamonds, large quantities of liquor, some live animals and a couple of stolen paintings…
The message came in at 1:50 am.
PRISON WRITING (How it all began)
I first started writing in a foreign prison in 1998. The prison was the infamous Carabanchel, in Madrid, Spain. I say ‘was’ because that evil place has now been demolished, but like Belsen and Alcatraz, it will never be forgotten.
Authorities in Southeast Asia have been reporting more traffic — both suspected and confirmed — of radicals traveling to and from Syria in Iraq. Recently, Indonesia’s Counter-Terrorism Agency mapped out what it believes is the…
If I’m honest, most of my travel is predictable.
From the notebook of Marketplace correspondent Scott Tong, on the ground in Venezuela.
For the last few days, my colleagues (fixer/translator Yesman Utrera and photographer Jorge Galindo) and I have been…