Alan Zarembo

Writer

Alan Zarembo is an assistant foreign editor. He has also been a projects and investigative reporter with a focus on medicine, science and the military. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2003, he was the Mexico City bureau chief for Newsweek magazine and a freelance journalist based in central Africa. He is graduate of Dartmouth College, a former Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a winner of the Livingston Award for International Reporting.

Recent Articles

  • VA is buried in a backlog of never-ending veterans disability appeals

    VA is buried in a backlog of never-ending veterans disability appeals

    It's a veteran disability case that never ends. In 1985, Ivan Figueroa Clausell filed a claim for a variety of conditions he said stemmed from a car accident while training with the Puerto Rico Army National Guard. The Department of Veterans Affairs ruled that he wasn't disabled. He appealed and...

  • Pentagon study links prescription stimulants to military PTSD risk

    Pentagon study links prescription stimulants to military PTSD risk

    Stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit problems and keep service members alert during long stretches of combat might increase vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study suggests. Defense Department researchers analyzing data from nearly 26,000 service members found...

  • Revelers pack West Hollywood for Halloween party

    Revelers pack West Hollywood for Halloween party

    Tens of thousands of revelers flooded the streets, sidewalks, bars and restaurants of West Hollywood early Saturday evening as the 27th Halloween Carnaval got underway. Organizers said they were expecting as many as half a million people to attend the festival, famous for its elaborate costumes,...

  • Generous GI Bill isn't keeping today's veterans out of student loan debt

    Generous GI Bill isn't keeping today's veterans out of student loan debt

    Despite the generous benefits of the latest GI Bill, military veterans attending college are taking out substantial student loans, raising concerns among veterans' organizations that they are unnecessarily diving into debt. For most veterans, the GI Bill covers four academic years of tuition at...

  • Government's handling of Hurricane Patricia is a rare bit of good news for Mexico

    Government's handling of Hurricane Patricia is a rare bit of good news for Mexico

    Skies are clear, highways are flowing with traffic and airports across the western coast of Mexico are open. The official death count from the strongest hurricane ever measured in the Western Hemisphere: zero. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Hurricane Patricia: In the Oct. 26 Section A, an article...

  • Mexicans shovel out after Hurricane Patricia

    Mexicans shovel out after Hurricane Patricia

    A rusty sign at the entrance of this town declares a population of 31,850 people and an elevation of 20 meters — about 60 feet — above sea level. The town sits about nine miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. But the waves were not the problem here early Saturday. It was the river. Just after midnight,...

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