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Tim Golden

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Tim Golden is a journalist and filmmaker who has worked primarily on issues of national security, foreign policy and criminal justice. His most recent project, the feature-length documentary film “Elián,” which he wrote and co-directed, had its premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast by CNN and the BBC.

Golden was previously the founding managing editor for news and investigations of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused on the U.S. criminal justice system. Before that, he spent two decades at The New York Times as an investigative reporter, foreign correspondent and national correspondent. He covered both Central America and South America for the Miami Herald, and started his reporting career on the foreign desk at United Press International in Washington.

Golden’s journalism honors include two shared Pulitzer Prizes, the 1998 award for international reporting and the 1987 prize for national reporting. He has served as a story consultant on several feature films, including Stephen Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning “Traffic,” and “Ché.” Alex Gibney’s “Taxi to the Dark Side,” which won the Academy Award for feature documentary, was based on Golden’s investigative reporting into military abuses at the Bagram detention center in Afghanistan. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the New America Foundation, and the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University.

Haspel, Spies and Videotapes

Jose Rodriguez, the CIA official who ordered CIA officers to destroy a cache of videotapes that had documented the treatment of two terror suspects, says he told Gina Haspel what he intended to do. President Trump’s pick to head the CIA said she had no idea he planned to act without approval from senior officials.

A Prisoner in Gina Haspel’s Black Site

While most of her career as a CIA operative remains secret, newly available documents shed light on a pivotal moment in the career of President Donald Trump’s choice to head the nation’s spy agency.

State Department Likely to Extend Cuts to U.S. Embassy in Cuba

Six months after the State Department pulled most of its diplomats from Havana because of mysterious incidents that injured 24 Americans, the Trump administration is poised to make the reductions permanent. The decision could affect U.S. intelligence, Cuban migration and support for Cuban human rights advocates.

El sonido y la furia: Dentro del misterio de la embajada de La Habana

Más de un año después de que diplomáticos americanos empezaron a sufrir extraños síntomas en Cuba, la investigación no ha logrado determinar cómo fueron lesionados ni por quien, y el FBI y la CIA difieren sobre el caso. Una investigación de ProPublica revela las muchas capas del misterio — y las maniobras políticas que están transformando las relaciones entre EE.UU. y Cuba.

The Sound and the Fury: Inside the Mystery of the Havana Embassy

More than a year after American diplomats began to suffer strange, concussion-like symptoms in Cuba, a U.S. investigation is no closer to determining how they were hurt or by whom, and the FBI and CIA are at odds over the case. A ProPublica investigation reveals the many layers to the mystery — and the political maneuvering that is reshaping U.S.-Cuba relations.

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