Chris Kraul

Writer

Chris Kraul covers South America for the Los Angeles Times from his base in Bogota, Colombia. He joined the paper in 1987 and was business editor of the San Diego edition until it closed in 1992. He then began covering the border and Mexican economies until his assignment to The Times’ Mexico City bureau in 2001. He reopened the paper’s Bogota bureau in 2006. He has also covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and also has been a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Business Journal.

Recent Articles

  • The latest hardship in Venezuela: a shortage of cash

    The latest hardship in Venezuela: a shortage of cash

    Juan Artega said he had the money to buy Christmas toys for his 5-year-old daughter. The problem was that the bank would allow him to take out only the equivalent of $4 a day. On Thursday, for the third straight day, the construction worker spent his lunch hour in east Caracas in line at an ATM....

  • Not everyone's ready to make peace with the rebels in Colombia

    Not everyone's ready to make peace with the rebels in Colombia

    For most of her life, Natalia Jaramillo endured the abuses of living in a village controlled by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The leftist guerrillas spied on her, told her when she could leave her house and forcibly recruited two cousins. Her breaking point came one day in 2014 when...

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