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Jonathan uses Beacon to uncover the full story in Haiti and at home. From post-disaster cover-ups in Haiti to the ineffectiveness of recovery funds, Jonathan always sticks with a story. You’ll roam the US and abroad with him as he continues to chase the most pressing stories, wherever they may be and wherever he ends up.

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What do you cover?

I’m a foreign and political correspondent by training, specializing in storytelling with an investigative bent. What all that really means is that I like to tell stories about communities in flux, people dealing with crises, and how policy and power affect real lives. I’ve spent the last few years reporting heavily about humanitarian aid, especially in Haiti. I’ve also reported from Washington, China, Israel and Palestine, and all over Latin America. I am now based in North Carolina — a state undergoing all kinds of profound change. But I never know where the next story will take me.

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Depending on the news, about a story a week, with updates and other items as we go.

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Jonathan’s most recent stories on Beacon:


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US asks court to dismiss Haiti cholera lawsuit against UN

The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal court to drop a lawsuit against the UN for causing a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people in Haiti, citing the world body’s “absolute… 

UN Cholera Envoy: ‘It was never the intention … to bring cholera in Haiti’

Three years after scientists say United Nations soldiers brought a killer strain of cholera to the Western Hemisphere, the UN’s new point man on the crisis answers questions about legal battles, recalcitrant donors, and fighting an epidemic that has killed 9,000 people and… 

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