About

The Latin America News Dispatch (LAND) produces original news stories about Latin America, the Caribbean, U.S. foreign policy and Hispanics in the United States. Put simply, we dispatch news from the Western hemisphere. We strive to produce reliable, original reporting, and we abide by traditional American journalistic ethics of independence and impartiality. If you’d like to pitch a story, check out our writers’ guidelines.

LAND was founded in 2009 by Roque Planas, Andrew O’Reilly, Mari Hayman and Rachel Brooks-Ames Lachenmeier, who were graduate students in the Global Joint Master’s program in Journalism and Latin American Studies at New York University. In 2017, Isabel Caballero-Samper and Emily Jo Corona, graduate students in the same program, revamped LAND and its flagship newsletter Today in Latin America. LAND continues to be an NYU student-run publication, but we count many journalists outside of the university among our staff. Here’s who is on our current team.