Posts By: Franco Bastida

Franco Bastida is a Mexican journalist and a recent Latin American studies graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh. He is a fellow at the Center for International Policy, a Washington-based think tank, where he covers security and human rights in Latin America. Franco previously served as a news and translation intern for the PanAm Post, and as a volunteer translator for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He tweets at @iamthefes.

UN Refugee Agency Sounds Alarm on Violence Against Women in Central America, Mexico

WASHINGTON — Norma witnessed routine gunfights and murders when she lived in El Salvador. She paid a biweekly cuota, or street tax, to the Barrio 18 gang members controlling her […] Read More >