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Alan Zarembo

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Alan Zarembo is 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

  • Pope's secret meeting with Kim Davis disappoints supporters of same-sex marriage

    Pope's secret meeting with Kim Davis disappoints supporters of same-sex marriage

    Pope Francis invigorated the Roman Catholic Church on his U.S. visit last week by focusing his public message on global issues while treading lightly in the culture wars of America. But while he spoke out on climate change, immigration and poverty, his private agenda included a meeting with Kim...

  • With Pope Francis, Catholicism has a new brand -- an everyman's pope

    With Pope Francis, Catholicism has a new brand -- an everyman's pope

    Among the memorable images from Pope Francis' visit to the United States are the pontiff addressing Congress, celebrating Mass at Madison Square Garden and standing before Independence Hall. Then there's the black Fiat hatchback. The 1.4-liter model 500L starts at $19,345 and gets 33 miles per...

  • Pope Francis through a U.S. Catholic prism

    Pope Francis through a U.S. Catholic prism

    Pope Francis in his first trip to the United States has spoken boldly about the need for change — in the way we treat the environment, immigrants and the poorest among us. With messages that resonated beyond those of his faith, he seemed well aware that the future of Roman Catholicism may depend...

  • A day of firsts: Pope Francis' visit to Washington

    A day of firsts: Pope Francis' visit to Washington

    It was a day of firsts for U.S. Catholics, as the first pope from Latin America spent his first full day ever in the United States, presiding over his first Mass here — and canonizing the 18th century missionary known as the Apostle of California. Massive, roaring crowds lined the streets as Pope...

  • Pope Francis' sex abuse comments draw ire from victims

    Pope Francis' sex abuse comments draw ire from victims

    Pope Francis on Wednesday appeared to praise the Roman Catholic Church’s handling of widespread sexual abuse by priests, drawing rebuke from victims who said his brief remarks were a setback for justice and healing. Speaking to hundreds of U.S. bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle...

  • Black patients fare better than whites when both get same healthcare, study finds

    Black patients fare better than whites when both get same healthcare, study finds

    On most health measures, blacks fare much worse than whites — differences that have largely been attributed to socioeconomic factors, access to healthcare and discrimination by doctors in the treatments they prescribe. But if there were a health system in which all patients basically got the same...

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