10,000 word investigative essay for openDemocracy exposing the betrayal of a British agent in Belize and alleged torture by UK personnel. Featuring extensive interviews with a former colonial special branch officer and foreign minister, as well as in-depth archival research and field work to trace victim’s family.
After the Falklands War, British soldiers were sent on a “sunshine tour” of Belize. In 1983, one of them shot and killed a local farmer. In this short film I tell the story of war, trauma and those who are left on the margins.
Story for Private Eye about the Information Commissioner allowing the National Archives three and a half months to answer FOI requests for historic government records.
Story for Private Eye about the ongoing secrecy surrounding British aid for Belize’s Special Branch in 1983, despite a former police officer claiming they “sent a man to his death”.
A former Belize Special Branch officer responds to my investigation into Britain’s cooperation with a genocidal Guatemalan regime at the height of its civil war, claiming that “We sent a man to his death”. Read the full story here.
Investigation for VICE News based on interviews with British army veterans who served in Belize, and declassified records from the UK National Archives. This story was reprinted in one of Belize’s main papers and translated into Spanish for a Guatemalan website.