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Spanish, American. b. 1974 (Member)
El Salvador's Anti-Gang Campaign
Dec 18, 2017
In March 2016, following a failed truce, El Salvador’s President Cerén announced plans to put an end to the gangs which had made the nation the homicide-capital of the world. The police and military would be put on the offensive and gang members packed into jails. In response to Cerén, the country’s biggest gangs (MS-13, 18th Street Southerners, and 18th Street Revolutionaries) made their own announcement:...
The Guarani Indians of São Paulo
Nov 13, 2017
While documenting an innovative scientific study surveying the effects of climate change in the São Paulo region of Brazil, Moises Saman encountered the Guarani Indians. Life is precarious for the Guaranis living in Sunshine Village, a patch of forest just outside the city. Centuries of logging, hunting, burning and the introduction of foreign plant species have taken their toll on the forest, and...
Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Oct 30, 2017
More than half a million Rohingya have fled across the border of Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 25, following a violent confrontation in Rakhine state that quickly escalated into what the United Nations has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Many have escaped burning villages by foot, walking for twelve to fourteen days before arriving in Bangladesh. Others brave the journey across...
South Korean Anti-War Village
Oct 16, 2017
Located well south of Seoul, the farming town of Soseong-ri has long been isolated from saber-rattling between North and South Korea. This all changed when the 160-person community discovered that a US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system) unit was going to be deployed there. Since then, Soseong-ri has become a center of Korean anti-war sentiment. Fearing that the presence of THAAD units...
Detained Migrants in Libya
Jun 22, 2017
In April 2017, Moises Saman traveled to Libya on assignment for Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine to document Sub-Saharan migrants who had been detained in Libya while trying to make it across the Mediterranean Sea. The portfolio accompanied by an article written by Michael Obert.
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