Carrie Kahn Carrie Kahn is NPR's International Correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico.
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Carrie Kahn

International Correspondent, Mexico City, Mexico

Carrie Kahn is NPR's International Correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. She covers Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.

Since arriving in Mexico in the summer of 2012, on the eve of the election of President Enrique Peña Nieto and the PRI party's return to power, Kahn has reported on everything from the rise in violence throughout the country to its powerful drug cartels, and the arrest, escape, and re-arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. She has covered extensively the increasing Central American migration through the region, gang violence in Central America, and the historic détente between the Obama Administration and Cuba.

Prior to her post in Mexico, Kahn had been a National Correspondent based in Los Angeles since joining NPR in 2003. During that time, Kahn often reported on and from Mexico, including covering the country's presidential election in 2012. She was the first NPR reporter into Haiti after the devastating earthquake in early 2010, and returned to the country on numerous occasions to continue NPR's coverage of the Caribbean nation.

Her work included assignments throughout California and the West. In 2010 Kahn was awarded the Headliner Award for Best in Show and Best Investigative Story for her work covering U.S. informants involved in the Mexican Drug War. In 2005, Kahn was part of NPR's extensive coverage of Hurricane Katrina, where she investigated claims of euthanasia in New Orleans hospitals, recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast, and resettlement of city residents in Houston, TX. Since then, she has covered her share of hurricanes, firestorms and mudslides in Southern California, and the controversial life and death of pop-icon Michael Jackson. In 2008, as China hosted the world's athletes, Kahn recorded a remembrance of her Jewish grandfather and his decision to compete in Hitler's 1936 Olympics.

Before coming to NPR in 2003, Kahn worked for two and a half years at NPR station KQED in San Francisco, first as an editor and then as a general assignment reporter with a focus on immigration reporting. From 1994 to 2001, Kahn was the border and community affairs reporter at NPR station KPBS in San Diego, where she covered Northern Mexico, immigration, cross-border issues, and the city's ethnic communities.

Kahn's work has been cited for fairness and balance by the Poynter Institute of Media Studies. She was awarded and completed a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism at Johns Hopkins University.

Kahn received a bachelor's degree in biology from UC Santa Cruz. For several years, she was a human genetics researcher in California and in Costa Rica. She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East, where she worked on a English/Hebrew/Arabic magazine.

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U.S. Sanctions Have Cubans Bracing For Tough Economic Times

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Carnival's Fathom cruise line ship Adonia arrives from Miami in Havana on May 2, 2016. Two years later, two U.S. citizens have filed suits against Carnival Corp. for using docks they say the Cuban authorities seized from their families Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Suits Filed Against Carnival Cruises, Cuban Firms Over Seized Property In Cuba

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Cubans Increasingly Anxious About Gas Shortages Under Trump Sanctions Against Venezuela

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Trump Administration Lifts Limits On American Lawsuits Against Cuba

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Mexico Experiences Unprecedented Number Of Arriving Migrants

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U.S. Takes Action Against Venezuela, Nicaragua And Cuba

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White House Cancels MLB-Cuba Deal Made Under Obama Administration

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News Brief: Boeing Latest, Trump Border Trip

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View From Mexico On Trump's Border Shutdown Threats

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Ortega Meets Opposition Activists In Nicaragua

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U.S. soldiers direct traffic outside the residence of the Peruvian ambassador to Panama, right rear, in Panama City on Jan. 9, 1990. In December 1989, U.S. President George H.W. Bush sent thousands of troops to Panama to arrest the country's leader, Manuel Noriega. John Gaps/AP hide caption

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Trump's Venezuela Moves Follow Long History Of Intervention In Latin America

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'Roma' Actress Brings Attention To Indigenous Roots In Hometown

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Venezuela's President Maduro Has Surprising Allies In Opposition To U.S. Involvement

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U.S. Trial Of Mexican Drug Lord Attracts Much Attention In Mexico

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Media Groups Say Journalists Are Being Harassed At U.S.-Mexico Border

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