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Raúl Zibechi, Uruguay, is an international analyst for Brecha of Montevideo, Uruguay, lecturer and researcher on social movements at the Multiversidad Franciscana de América Latina, and adviser to several social groups. He focuses on the South America region and issues of autonomy and grassroots movements. He writes the monthly “Zibechi Report” for the Americas Program.
Kent Paterson, US-Mexico, is a freelance journalist who covers the southwest of the United States, the border region and Mexico and director of Frontera Norte-Sur. He is an analyst for the Americas Program.
Alfredo Acedo, Mexico, is a Mexican journalist and director of communications for the National Union of Regional Autonomous Peasant Organizations. He writes on agriculture, food sovereignty and farmer organization, biodiversity and Mexico politics.
|Orsetta Bellani was born in Italy and has been living and traveling in Latin America for decades. She has a degree in communications and international relations, and works as a freelance journalist.
|Marco Antonio Martínez García, Mexico, is a reporter specializing in politics and environment topics. He graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and has 12 years of experience in journalism. He has worked in the newspapers Reforma, El Economista, El Universal and El Centro. He has also collaborated with the Instituto Mexicano de la radio, and the magazine Chilango. He is coauthor of the book “Horas Infaustas. La tragedia del News Divine,” published in 2009.|
William Hartung, USA, is director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and an Advisor to the Security Assistance Monitor.
|Jessica Islas, (Honduras) Columnist, is a journalist, author, and member of Feminists in Resistance in Tegucigalpa.
|Talli Nauman (United States) Columnist, is a journalist who has worked with the Americas Program for nearly two decades. She writes on environmental issues.
Tony Phillips, Argentina, is an Irish ecological economist living in Buenos Aires. He specializes in Ecological concerns for international finance and in Latin American regional integration. He is an analyst and translator with the Americas Program. He also edits the multilingual magazine: DensidadRegional.org Tony is a researcher and journalist on trade and multinational finance, and a translator and analyst for the Americas Program. Much of Tony’s work is published at Project Allende.
Víctor Quintana (Mexico) Columnist, is a writer, adviser to the Democratic Peasant front of Chihuahua and professor-researcher in the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez.
Marta Sanchez Soler, Mexico, is a binational (Mexico-USA) migrant’s rights advocate and activist, founding member and executive director of Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano. She is a member of MIREDES International, Parlamento Migrante, Migrants Rights International, Red de Defensores de Derechos Humanos, LULAC, and promotes integration of struggles throughout the American Continent.
Alex Sierra R, (Colombia) Columnist, is an Anthropologist and has worked as a researcher and independent consultant on topics related to human rights, international development cooperation and public policies in Colombia. He has conducted work in the areas of armed conflict and among vulnerable communities in his country during the last 14 years.
Nicole Rothwell (USA), Social Media assistant, holds a dual-degree in International Studies and Spanish from Seattle University. For the past five years she has worked with educational and international social justice nonprofits in NYC. She also organizes with the Venceremos Brigade, an international solidarity movement with Cuba.
Simon Schatzberg, (United States) is a Wisconsin native who graduated from Knox College with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 2015. In 2012, he participated in the Mexico Solidarity Network’s study abroad program in Zapatismo and the Other Campaign.
Lindsey Hoemann/ translator, interpreter and political scientist based between Mexico City and Boston, focusing on language justice and migration. She has led workshops on migration, U.S. policy and human rights and is currently developing a popular education curriculum for capacity building among Náhuatl-speaking community interpreters. She holds an M.A. Political Science and a B.A. in Political Science, Spanish, and Latin American Studies.
The Americas Program relies on a network of volunteer researchers from around the world. These individuals share of their time and expertise and make it possible for our small program to produce cutting-edge analysis on a weekly basis.
Nayeli Montero Rodriguez: Nayeli currently lives in Mexico City where she works in government. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico, and a Master’s in International Studies in Security from Birmingham University in the U.K. She was Program Assistant at the Americas Program in 2010 and continues to collaborate on research and writing and relations. She has worked and lived in Ireland and the United Kingdom and speaks English, French and Spanish.