Cindy Carcamo

Writer

Cindy Carcamo covers immigration issues for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was Arizona bureau chief and a national correspondent for The Times, focusing on border and immigration issues in the Southwest. A Los Angeles native, she has reported in Argentina and Mexico during her time as an Inter American Press Assn. scholar and as a reporter for the Orange County Register. She’s also reported from Guatemala and Honduras where her coverage was part of a team Overseas Press Club Award. She is also the recipient of the French-American Foundation's 2012 Immigration Journalism Award and was a finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Journalism and 2011 Livingston Award.

Recent Articles

  • Two people fatally shot at Compton motel; suspects remain at large

    Two people fatally shot at Compton motel; suspects remain at large

    Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of two people at a Compton motel Saturday, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the Travel Plaza Inn in the 1100 block of South Long Beach Boulevard, said Sgt. James Rewald of the Los Angeles...

  • Brush fire near Lake Isabella prompts mandatory evacuations

    Brush fire near Lake Isabella prompts mandatory evacuations

    A brush fire near Lake Isabella in Kern County on Saturday destroyed five homes and forced the mandatory evacuation of hundreds of residents in the hillside community. The Calgary fire erupted about 1:30 p.m. near Dollar Street and Old State Road in Wofford Heights, which is on the northwest side...

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