July 10th, 2014
11:17 PM ET

Following the trail from Guatemala to the U.S. border

Last night, Gary Tuchman reported from the Guatemalan border, where U.S. bound immigrants are paying $1.30 to take a rickety raft across a river into Mexico. The dangers don't end there. Gary is following the trail that countless immigrants are using to travel north through Mexico while putting their lives at risk in hopes of reaching America.

Gary mentioned the train that many immigrants use on this journey derailed. Karl Penhaul spent time on board and shows why it is nicknamed the train of death.

Filed under: Gary Tuchman • Guatemala • Immigration • Karl Penhaul • Mexico
February 20th, 2014
10:11 PM ET

Beauty queen's death fuels outrage in Venezuela uprising

22-year-old beauty queen Genesis Carmona was shot during protests rocking Venezuela's capital and doctors were unable to save her life. She joined the demonstrators blaming the government of Nicholas Maduro for a range of social and economic problems. There is no end in sight to the violence. Karl Penhual has the latest from Caracas.

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November 19th, 2013
01:04 AM ET

New video shows scope of Typhoon damage

Incredible new images from drone cameras show the sheer devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Also, take a unique look at the sheer power of the storm surge as the water slammed ashore. Karl Penhaul has the latest from Tacloban.

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Filed under: ac360 • Karl Penhaul • Typhoon Haiyan
July 26th, 2013
09:59 PM ET

Spanish train derailment investigation

The driver at the controls of the train that derailed in Spain killing at least 78 people has been detained by police.  Authorities are looking into whether he was going too fast as the train jumped the tracks.   Images posted to his now deleted Facebook page are raising new questions.  Karl Penhaul has the latest from the scene.

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July 25th, 2013
10:21 PM ET

Deadly train crash in Spain

The investigation is just beginning into the deadly train crash that killed at least 78 people in Spain.  Authorities are questioning the train's driver.  One key piece of evidence is video that captured the moment the train derailed.  Karl Penhaul has the latest from the scene.

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September 6th, 2010
12:43 PM ET

Plan C for Chile mine rescue: Use oil drill

Karl Penhaul

Capiapo, Chile (CNN) - Hedging their bets, officials in Chile said on Sunday they will set up an oil drill as a third option to rescue the 33 miners trapped underground since August 5.

The idea, which is Plan C, could be the fastest of the three options currently underway. However, the drill needs to be transported first from Iquique, a city in northern Chile, and then installed.

The drill is expected to be up and running around the middle of September, Chilean government officials said in an electronic presentation given to CNN.

Still, the estimated time it will take to rescue the workers has not changed, they said. Depending on ground conditions and the technology used, officials guess the workers will not be hauled above ground until November, or early December.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Karl Penhaul
September 1st, 2010
12:45 PM ET

New video shows trapped Chilean miners in good spirits

Karl Penhaul and Esprit Smith

Copiapo, Chile (CNN) - A new video by trapped miners in Chile shows them in good spirits, with shaved faces, wearing new clothes and sleeping on camp beds.

The nearly 23-minute video, made available to families Tuesday, was shown to reporters Wednesday.

In it, some of the 33 miners are seen wearing red T-shirts, blue shorts with white stripes and calf-length rubber boots.

More video: Trapped miners, families remain hopeful

There aren't enough camp beds for all the miners yet, so the oldest among them get first preference, the men said.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Karl Penhaul
August 30th, 2010
11:38 AM ET

Drilling to reach Chilean miners to begin

Karl Penhaul

(CNN) - Chilean officials plan to start drilling a rescue shaft Monday, as they begin a months-long operation to reach 33 miners who have been trapped underground for more than three weeks.

The effort to drill through more than 2,300 feet (701 meters) of rock and safely extract the miners could take three to four months, officials said.

The miners have been stuck in the mine since an August 5 cave-in and are surviving off food, water and other supplies funneled to them from above ground through an "umbilical cord" - a tube about four inches in diameter.

Meanwhile, a four-person team from NASA is set to arrive in Chile this week to help provide physical and behavioral health support to the miners. NASA has a long history in dealing with isolated environments and thinks experiences in space and underground are not too different, said Michael Duncan, the U.S. space agency's lead person on the Chile effort.

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Filed under: Karl Penhaul
August 27th, 2010
11:51 AM ET
May 26th, 2010
04:59 PM ET

360° Follow: Alleged Colombian drug queen detained

Interpol issued an international arrest warrant for former model Angie Sanclemente
Interpol issued an international arrest warrant for former model Angie Sanclemente

Editor's Note: Read and watch CNN's Karl Penhaul's original report on alleged drug queenpin Angie Sanclemente.

Brian Byrnes

Angie Sanclemente, a former beauty queen, was detained by police Wednesday afternoon at a hostel in Buenos Aires, according to a spokesman for the Argentina Airport Security Police.

Sanclemente is a 30-year-old who authorities say set out to establish herself as the leader of a cartel that would use models and beauty queens to run drugs from South America to Europe.

Photo Gallery: Beauty Queen Hunted on Drug Charges

According to PSA spokesman Maximiliano Lencina, Sanclemente was staying at the K-Lodges Hostel in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

"Thanks to the information we received from Interpol, we were able to locate and detain her today," said Lencina.

Sanclemente was registered at the hostel - popular with foreign university students - under the name "Annie," Lencina said. He added
that she had dyed her brown hair to blonde, and was alone in the hostel when detained.

Local media reports said that Sanclemente has told other people staying at the hostel that she was from Mexico.

Lencina said Sanclemente has been in touch with her lawyer, and will be questioned tomorrow by an Argentine federal judge. She will be transported Wednesday afternoon to PSA offices at the Ezeiza International Airport.

"We believe she played an important role in the drug trafficking organization," said Lencina.

Yaneth Valencia, Sanclemente's mother, showed up at the hostel where Angie is being held, and told reporters that "there is a plot against her," according to local television reports.

"I came here to help my daughter," she said. "She is afraid that she will be raped. ... They are using my daughter. My daughter is innocent."

Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Global 360° • Karl Penhaul
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