Articles by Patricia Rey Mallén

Patricia is the Latin America correspondent for the International Business Times.

Before joining IBT in March 2013, she worked at BBC America in New York, La República in Lima, La2 TV in Madrid and the UN Information Center in Brussels. She has also freelanced stories from Southern Africa, Australia and South East Asia.

Patricia holds two BAs from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in Media & Film Studies and Modern Languages, and an MA in International Reporting from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. 

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Couple Arrested For Locking 10-Year-Old Daughter In Basement

The police raided the house of Randy Swopes, 48, and Katherine Swopes, 49, after they received an anonymous tip around 2 p.m. local time (3 p.m. EDT) and discovered that a young girl was being held captive in the basement of the home in “poor condition.”