I’m a Rio de Janeiro-based journalist focusing mainly on crime, corruption and national security in the United States and Latin America.
I currently work as a contributing writer for InSight Crime, the leading source of news and analysis on organized crime in the Americas. I previously served there as the senior editor.
I have also written for outlets including Jacobin, LobeLog, VICE News, The Huffington Post and Alternet. I have appeared on several broadcast programs to discuss my work, and I’ve also dabbled in podcast production.
I majored in journalism and international studies at the University of Miami and earned a master’s degree in U.S. foreign policy and national security from American University. I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.
You can find my published work here.
You can contact me using the information below.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (PGP public key: http://bit.ly/1MsyGmX)
- Twitter: @mikelasusa
- WhatsApp/Signal: +1 231 342 2114
- Skype: mlasusa2000
The views expressed on this blog are my own.