Our editorial team includes professional journalists in Latin America who produce weekly articles in English highlighting key developments in the region on a variety of topics. We cover political, economic, environmental, social and energy matters, human rights issues, and inter-American affairs, among others.
Carlos M. Navarro, Managing Editor and Writer
A veteran journalist specializing in trade, economics and politics, Carlos has covered Mexico for the LADB for two decades. Prior to that, he worked as an editor for Commodity News Services/ Knight-Ridder Financial News in Kansas City and as freelance writer, specializing in business and international trade along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Ileana Oroza, Copy Editor
Ileana is a freelance editor and translator. She taught journalism at the University of Miami School of Communication for 16 years. Before that, she was on the staff of The Miami Herald, where she served as assistant managing editor, foreign editor and arts and entertainment editor. She began her Herald career at El Herald, the Spanish language daily, where she was city editor, features editor and general assignment reporter.
Elsa Chanduví Jaña, Assignment Editor
A Peruvian editor and writer, Elsa is the managing editor of the Lima-based Noticias Aliadas and Latinamerica Press. She coordinates the contributions of South and Central American and Caribbean LADB writers, and covers and writes on Peru.
A journalist who reported from Mexico from 1988 to 2000, she now travels to that country from Sonoma County, California. She is a contributing editor at www.chicosol.org and guides Dos Tradiciones, AC, a Mexican non-profit she founded to support traditional music. Her past work in journalism includes staff positions on newspapers in California and Central America and contributions to magazines and wire services including Knight Ridder Financial News and the Associated Press.
Andrés Gaudín (pen name)
An Uruguayan journalist, Andrés lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among the publications for which he writes are Noticias Aliasas and Latinamerica Press in Lima, Peru; Africa 21; and the Argentine publications El Cronista, La Opinión, La Razón, and Tiempo.
Coverage: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela
A Guatemalan journalist and author. He has worked as director of Inforpress Centroamericana magazine (2007-2010) and he currently writes for a number of digital publications including Albedrio.org and Publicogt.com. He also writes a weekly column for La Noticia newspaper. He has published short stories and poetry in several Guatemalan literary magazines. He is the author of El Hijo del Ángel y Otros Relatos (Son of an Angel and other stories). He holds a post-graduate degree in sociology from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico.
Coverage: Dominican Republic
A British writer and editor, Johanna is based in London and worked for 6 years in Chile and Mexico. She has an MA in Latin American studies from the University of London and has written political analysis and features on Latin America for BNamericas, as well as editing news, academic articles and business publications from the region.
Coverage: Latin America Regional Pieces
Gregory Scruggs is a US freelance writer currently living in Brooklyn where he is pursuing a Master of Arts in Regional Studies of Latin America and the Caribbean at Columbia University. From 2010-2012 he lived in Rio de Janeiro, chiefly as a Fulbright study/research grant recipient. He has written about Latin America and the Caribbean for Next City, The Cluster Mag, Spannered, MTV Iggy, and ReVista: The Harvard Review of Latin America.
Coverage: Brazil and Caribbean Regional Pieces
A British freelance journalist based in Guatemala City, Louisa is a regular contributor to Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Women’s e News, Inter-Press Service, Latam Investor, Proceso, Infobae, Latinamerica Press, Plaza Publica, and Estrategia & Negocios, among other publications. Louisa is a former Central America Report editor and worked as a reporter for El Periódico. In 2014-2015 she was awarded the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship.
Coverage: Belize, Guatemala, Panama
A U.S. freelance journalist presently based in Costa Rica, George is a former Reuters editor and correspondent and the Inter Press Service (IPS) and former Central America editor-in-chief and correspondent of the Mexican news agency Notimex. George has covered events in South America, Central America, Europe, and West Africa. He is now the NotiCen correspondent in Costa Rica.
Coverage: Costa Rica, Haiti, Honduras
Luis Ángel Saavedra
An Ecuadoran social communicator, Luis is an analyst in Latin American geopolitics, particularly militarization, access to strategic resources, and their effects upon indigenous communities. He has published many research papers, the latest an analysis on the U.S. military base at Manta (.pdf).
Daniel Vázquez (pen name)
A Cuban-American journalist and professor based in the United States, Daniel has lived in Peru, Argentina and Uruguay, where he wrote for news agencies, magazines and scholarly journals. Since 2002 he has been a contributor to Noticias Aliadas and Latinamerica Press. He received scholarships from UNESCO and MUTIS Program, and completed a Master of Arts Degree at the Latin American Integration Institute at the National University of La Plata, Argentina, a Master of Arts Degree at the Royal Spanish Academy, Spain, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic literature at the University of Arizona. He received fellowships for scholarly research from the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin, the New York Public Library and the Tinker Foundation (2010). He has published four books, among them Cuba per se. Cartas de la diáspora (2009), that summarizes extensive information about Cuban writers located off the island.
A US-Canadian journalist based in Montpellier, France, Benjamin is a former editor of The Santiago Times in Chile. He also lived in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Spain. He works part-time as a senior editor for Worldcrunch, an international news site in Paris, and contributes occasionally to Noticias Aliadas and Latinamerica Press in Lima, Peru.
Coverage: Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador