Samuel L. Chavkin

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Samuel L. Chavkin "was a reporter, writer, editor and publisher. Journalism was his favorite of these, Latin America his favorite beat, and the promotion of social justice his overarching goal. An investigative journalist in Latin America in the 1930s and 1940s for a variety of newspapers, magazines, the Overseas News Agency and the U.N. radio news division, Chavkin established himself as a respected correspondent until Senator Joseph McCarthy forced his early retirement from the field by depriving him of his passport.

"In the latter years of his career, he wrote Storm Over Chile — a gripping and complete account of the 1973 military coup and its aftermath — as well as articles for various publications. He was also actively involved with a host of progressive organizations, particularly those working in opposition to the United States embargo against Cuba." [1]

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  1. Chavkin Investigative Journalism Program, NACLA, accessed June 11, 2008.