Daniel Alarcón

3 articles

How Do You Define a Gang Member?

If you’re in a gang, the law can impose harsh penalties. But even though the police think they’ve got all the signs of gang membership down pat, it turns out that you can’t really tell just by looking.


The Contestant

Ruth Thalí became an overnight sensation on a game show. Then she disappeared.


All Politics Is Local

Covering an election in Peru’s largest prison.