Laura Carty — Co-editor

Laura Carty (she/her/ella) is a Jamaican-American writer, artist and researcher interested in the relationship between storytelling and identity formation within Latin America. Her research currently focuses on Costa Rica and Jamaican migrant workers in Limón Province and their relationship with their employer The United Fruit Company. She has also conducted field research in Oaxaca, Mexico on media portrayals of Central American migrants. She is currently pursuing a MA in Latin American and Caribbean studies.

Natalia Salazar — Co-editor

Natalia Salazar is a researcher and journalist who is interested in exploring the complex relationships between Latin American countries and colonies and the United States, as well as the anti-Black sentiment that is present in so much of the world. She was previously published in El Centro de Periodismo Investigativo where she covered how mental health calls are handled in Puerto Rico. Currently, she is pursuing two MAs in Latin American and Caribbean studies and International Journalism.


Alfredo Eladio Moreno

Fredo is a journalist and photographer from his native Houston, Texas. He has reported since 2020 on Mexican politics and immigration policy in the United States, and especially on Nicaragua and the Ortega-Murillo regime. He is a graduate student of Journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, where he is a staff writer at the Latin America News Dispatch.

Kiana Katrisha Paclibon

Born in Manila, raised in California, and based in New York, she’s a storyteller with a passion for cross-cultural histories. Kiana spent 4 years in Córdoba, Argentina, working as a translator/interpreter and copywriter. With a background in psychology and international relations, she’s dedicated to telling people-focused stories, particularly those centering on South America’s racial and ethnic minorities and queer communities.

From left:
Marin Scotten, Staff writer (2022-2023)
Alfredo Eladio Moreno, Editor-in-Chief (2022-2023)
Kiana Katrisha Paclibon, Managing Editor (2022-2023)
Not pictured: Carmela Guaglianone, Staff writer (2022-2023)


Peter Appleby

Nidia Bautista

Gabriela Barzallo

Alison Bowen

Isabel Caballero-Samper 

Emily Jo Corona

Raisa Camargo

Reinhard Cate

Juan Pedro Catepillán Tecay

Alvaro Céspedes

Dusty Christensen

Steven Cohen

William Costa

Cleuci de Oliveira

Von Diaz

Juan Víctor Fajardo

Jason Farbman

Nicole Fleischner

José Luis Granados Ceja 

Alexandra Hall

Urooba Jamal

Jacquelyn Kovarik

Nikolas Kozloff

Matt Landau

Marc Licciardi

Christopher Looft

Santiago O’Donnell

Camila Osorio

Molly O’Toole

Emilia Otte

Néstor David Pastor

Marisa Raditsch

Paola Reyes

Joel Richards

James Rodríguez

Luisa Rollenhagen

Mike Samras

Katie Schlechter

Leo Schwartz

Kayla Stewart

Hanna Wallis

Carolina Zanatta

Katerina Vo


Roque Planas (former director)

Roque’s works as editor of the Huffington Post’s Latino Voices vertical, where he covers Latino politics and Latin American affairs. Before joining HuffPost, he worked as a staff writer for the Fox News Latino and the New York Daily News. His work as a freelance journalist has appeared in Foreign Policy Magazine, the World Politics Review, and the New Internationalist. He holds an M.A. in history from Texas State University at San Marcos and earned an M.A. in the global joint master’s program in journalism and Latin American studies at New York University, where he was a Henry MacCracken Fellow.

Andrew O’Reilly (former editor-in-chief)

Andrew’s work has appeared in ESPN The Magazine, Ralph Lauren Magazine, Hemispheres, The New York Times and The New York Daily News among others. He holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Pittsburgh and a joint M.A. in journalism and Latin American studies from New York University. His regional focus in reporting is Mexico and Central America. Andrew now works at Fox News Latino.

Mari Hayman (former editor-in-chief)

Mari is a native of Washington state and earned a B.A. in comparative literature at Stanford University. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and Latin American studies at New York University , where she focused on memory and human rights in Uruguay. Mari now works as as managing editor for Americas Quarterly.

Rachel Brooks-Ames Lachenmeier (staff writer)

Rachel was a Henry MacCracken Fellow at New York University , where she earned a master’s degree in Latin American Studies. She grew up in Austin, Texas, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in Latin American/Latino Studies. Her past work has focused on Mexico, U.S.-Mexico relations, and Mexican Americans and immigrants in Texas. Rachel is currently earning a doctorate at the Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.