Ellen Mauro

Ellen Mauro is a senior reporter based in Toronto, covering stories in Canada and beyond, including recent deployments to Haiti and Afghanistan. She was formerly posted in Washington, D.C. where she covered the Trump White House for CBC News. Previously, she worked at CBC's London, U.K. bureau where she covered major international news stories across Europe and Africa.

Latest from Ellen Mauro

Jamaica working on split with monarchy as Charles's coronation looms

Jamaica plans on holding a nationwide referendum on cutting ties with the monarchy. Lawmakers are also calling for an apology and reparations over the painful legacy of slavery on the island under centuries of British rule.

In Texas, where abortion is already a crime, more roadblocks to access could be coming

CBC News travelled to the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas, which already has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. While advocates struggle to help pregnant people, anti-abortion lawmakers are looking to close down any remaining paths to abortion access.

Untraceable 3D-printed 'ghost guns' on the rise in Canada

Police forces in at least seven cities across Canada have seen an increase in 3D-printed 'ghost guns.' These untraceable weapons can be made at home by anyone with a 3D printer, and design plans for them are easily found online.
In Depth

Afghan athletes who thought they were headed for Canada plead with Ottawa: 'Don't break our hearts'

Dozens of Afghan female athletes left Kabul holding letters saying they had been granted a visa to Canada. They had no idea, they said, that by the time they were able to flee Afghanistan, the letters no longer had any sway with the Canadian government. They're now stuck in Albania, pleading for Ottawa to resettle them.

Afghan girl, 10, was preparing for a new life in Canada before she was killed by the Taliban

A 10-year-old Afghan girl who was preparing to come to Canada with her family was instead shot dead by the Taliban last week, a death critics say is partly to blame on Ottawa's sluggish efforts to relocate Afghans who worked with the Canadian military. 

Canada's lawyers in Kabul have been left behind, and are losing hope

Saeeq Shajjan’s law firm was contracted by the Canadian embassy in Kabul eight years ago. Many of his employees remain stuck in Afghanistan, waiting desperately to hear from immigration officials. They fear for their lives given the firm’s long-time relationship with Canada.

Refugee family that fled Afghanistan with Canada's approval is now stuck abroad in web of bureaucracy

Ottawa says it’s doing all it can to quickly process Afghan refugees, but advocates say many — including those who worked for the Canadian government in Afghanistan — find themselves languishing in third countries, struggling to get information about their cases.

How a made-in-Canada distress signal may have helped save the life of a North Carolina teen

A distress signal co-developed by the Canadian Women's Foundation and a Toronto ad agency is being credited with helping a missing teenage girl from North Carolina who was rescued by police after using the hand gesture to ask for help. It's believed she saw the signal on TikTok.
CBC in Afghanistan

Taliban vowed to respect rights of girls and women, but many can no longer attend school

It's been more than a month since the Taliban forbid Afghan girls in grades higher than six from going to school. The Taliban called it a temporary measure, but fears among Afghan women are growing that the harsh rule of the 1990s is again taking hold.

Afghanistan's anguish: Humanitarian crisis looms in wake of Taliban takeover

Many Afghans say Taliban rule has led to better security, now that the bloody insurgency is over. But Afghanistan faces a humanitarian catastrophe, and the struggle to survive deepens every day.