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Patrick J. McDonnell

Patrick J. McDonnell is the Los Angeles Times Mexico City bureau chief.  Previously he was bureau chief in Beirut, covering conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Libya and issues in Iran, Lebanon and Turkey. He covered the Iraq war as Baghdad correspondent/bureau chief and then roamed South America as Buenos Aires bureau chief. He began at The Times covering the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego/Tijuana and immigration issues. McDonnell is a native of the Bronx, where he majored in Irish-American studies and N.Y. Yankee fandom. He is a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, was a Nieman fellow at Harvard and a 2014 Pulitzer finalist in international reporting for coverage from inside Syria.
Thousands of Hondurans are arriving on the doorstep of the U.S. But they may never get in.

Reality is beginning to set in for the Central American migrants amassing in Tijuana. They can see the United States with their own eyes but may never get there.

Not the warmest of welcomes as migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana

Migrant caravan arrives at the U.S. border. Thousands more are expected to arrive in Tijuana through the weekend.

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