The Latin America News Dispatch produces original news stories about Latin America, the Caribbean, U.S. foreign policy and Latinos in the United States. Latin Dispatch is based at New York University and receives support from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
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.
Latin Dispatch 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 Latin Dispatch and its flagship newsletter Today in Latin America. Latin Dispatch continues to be an NYU student-run publication, but we count many journalists outside of the university among our team. Here’s who is on our current team.