Cindy is Arizona Bureau Chief and a National Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times where she covers the Southwestern United States, focusing on border and immigration issues.
Carcamo is a recipient of the French-American Foundation’s 2012 Immigration Journalism Award for her Slake magazine narrative about the first 48 hours of a deportee’s life after his return to Guatemala on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement flight from the U.S.
She was a fellow for International Center for Journalists’ 2012 “Bringing Home the World” Program where she wrote a three-part series for the Orange County Register about how the Pacific Ocean has become the latest route for human smuggling into the United States from Mexico.
She was also named finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Journalism and the 2011 Livingston Award.
Carcamo also reported as a correspondent in Argentina and Mexico during her time as an Inter American Press Association scholar.