Born in California, Paul Salopek crossed his first border at age six when his family moved to central Mexico, where he later worked as a rancher and cowhand. For years he made his living as a commercial fisherman. As a foreign correspondent, he has reported on conflicts in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Latin America, as well as on global topics such as oil production, overfishing, and the human genome.
His stories have appeared in National Geographic, the Chicago Tribune, The...
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