David Abel

A Globe staff writer since 1999, Abel has written extensively about Latin America, national security, higher education, poverty, travel, and many other subjects throughout New England. He was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for the paper’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. He now covers the environment for the Globe.

Latest stories

Colorado prison ‘a high-tech version of hell’

By , Globe Staff

There’s no escaping the Colorado Supermax prison, which houses the worst of the worst. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may soon call it home.

Even with the cold, Marathon spectators come out in Hopkinton

By , Globe Staff

Despite a steady, cold drizzle, scores of supporters crowded the Town Common to cheer on runners at the Marathon’s start.

Yucatan’s watery, wondrous caves


Cenotes — a Mayan word for wells — are scattered throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.

Call to spare Tsarnaev from death penalty sparks mixed reactions

By , and , Globe Staff

Kevin Corcoran said he was concerned that if Tsarnaev lives, he could communicate and possibly influence someone.