I'm a freelance journalist, based in Bogotá, Colombia. I cover human rights, gender equality, social movements, culture and the environment. My work has appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Vice, NACLA, Women's Media Center, Remezcla and more. As a Texas-born Colombian-American, I strive to build bridges between communities through journalism. While my early work shined a light on the U.S. Latinx community, I focus today on bringing news from Colombia, my family's homeland, to English-speaking audiences abroad.
The Black Lives Matter explosion in the U.S. is inspiring Afro-Colombians to take the streets. The question remains on how to channel this new energy into a long-lasting movement.
Relatives of extrajudicial killing victims are seeking answers from Colombia's former army chief, but the ex-general defends his innocence and claims he was unaware of the executions that spiked under his leadership.