Writers and Contributors

 LADB Staff

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.
Patricia Hynds, Copy Editor A veteran U.S. journalist, Pat has worked with LADB for 16 years as a staff writer and editor. Formerly the Director of Noticias Aliadas and managing editor of Latinamerica Press, Patricia has ten years' experience as a journalist in Nicaragua and three years' experience as a journalist in Peru.


Elsa Chanduví Jaña, Assignment Editor A Peruvian editor and writer, Elsa is the managing editor of the Lima-based Noticias Aliasas and Latinamerica Press. She coordinates the contributions of South American LADB writers, and covers and writes on Peru.
Janelle Conaway An experienced journalist who grew up in Venezuela, reported from Caracas and Mexico City, and worked for a decade at the Organization of American States in Washington. Now based in New Mexico, she continues to cover issues related to Latin America and the Caribbean. She has a master's degree from Columbia Journalism School in New York and has worked for the Albuquerque Journal and the Associated Press, among other news organizations.
Lindajoy Fenley 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 Gaudin (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 Veintitres, Chacra, and Acción.
Crosby Girón 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).
Kent Paterson A veteran journalist, Kent Paterson has covered the borderlands, Mexico and Latin America for more than two decades. A frequent contributor to Radio Bilingue and other public radio programs, his stories have appeared on hundreds of stations throughout the world. He has written for publications including Ecoamericas, New Mexico Business Weekly, Crosswinds, Pacific News Service, and more. Kent is the author of the award-winning book The Hot Empire of Chile, a history of the New Mexico chile pepper industry. Kent's work has been recognized by numerous awards from the New Mexico Associated Press Broadcasters Association, New Mexico Press Women and the national Radio-Television News Directors Association.
Louisa Reynolds A British journalist based in Guatemala City, Louisa is a former editor of Central America Report, the English-language sister publication of Inforpress Centroamericana. Inforpress is a weekly current affairs and analysis magazine with a region-wide coverage. She currently writes for the Guatemalan newspaper El Periódico and is a regular contributor to Noticias Aliadas and Latinamerica Press in Lima, Peru.
George Rodríguez A U.S. journalist presently based in Costa Rica, George is a former Reuters editor and correspondent and the Inter Press Service (IPS). George has covered events in South America, Central America, Europe, and West Africa. He is now the NotiCen correspondent in Costa Rica.
Luis Angel SaavedraAn 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 (http://www.inredh.org/archivos/manta.pdf).
Gregory Scruggs. A U.S. 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
Daniel Vázquez (pen name)A Cuban-American journalist based in the United States, Daniel has lived in Peru, Argentina and Uruguay, where he wrote for news agencies and magazines. 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. Among his published works are three books containing interviews and testimonies of Latin-American intellectuals and a compilation of testimonies about the Cuban diaspora.
Benjamin Witte-Lebhar A US-Canadian journalist based in Santiago, Chile, Benjamin is a former editor of The Santiago Times. Benjamin now edits and writes for The Patagonia Times, an English-language news site focused on southern Chile. He is also a regular contributor to Noticias Aliadas and Latinamerica Press in Lima, Peru. 

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