Tim MacFarlan: Freelance Journalist Profile
Tim MacFarlan

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Tim MacFarlan

A reporter with more than five-and-a-half years' experience covering local, national and foreign news from the UK, now a freelancer based in Mexico City. I can provide words and stills but am branching out into television and radio. My Spanish is at an intermediate level.


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A medical orderly was accused of selling organs, operations and job promotions at a Mexico hospital – then murdering five family members when one deal went sour. I covered this story for DailyMail.com


I went to the scene of a series of fatal explosions at a fireworks factory in Tultepec and procured this shocking video exclusive from a bystander. I also interviewed other witnesses for the written piece explaining why the area is famous for its artesanal firework makers - and why those involved will carry on despite there having been at least 70 deaths in less than two years.


The amazing story that the wife of disgraced alleged kleptocrat and former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, was living the high life in one of the most exclusive parts of London broke through a tweet by the current governor of Veracruz. I watched and translated the video containing clandestine footage of Karime Macías for this MailOnline piece.


I covered this shocking story for MailOnline about a series of murders of pregnant women involving the removal of their unborn fetuses.


Guanajuato is a stunning, multicoloured city with Unesco World Heritage status. I took advantage of five weeks I spent on a Spanish course there to write this travel piece revealing all the best places to go and things to do.


Culiacán's Jardines del Humaya cemetery is infamous for its narco tombs, wildly expensive ornate structures of imported stone and marble built to honor former high-ranking Sinaloa Cartel drug lords. I visited with a local journalist to get the inside story on the macabre phenomenon.


Mexico City is facing multiple ecological crises – it is sinking, drowning and drying out, all at the same time. A landscape architect at Mexico’s National Autonomous University thinks he has a solution – bringing back the native volcanic rock landscape of the Pedregal region of the city to allow water to percolate back through the soil and refill the dwindling aquifers. My story for TRT World.

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