I’m a Los Angeles-based journalist focusing mainly on crime, corruption and national security in the United States and Latin America.
I was previously based in Medellín, Colombia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I worked as senior editor and contributing writer for InSight Crime, the leading source of news and analysis on organized crime in the Americas.
I have also published articles with outlets including Jacobin magazine, VICE News, Vox, LobeLog and Alternet, and I have appeared on several broadcast programs to discuss my work.
I earned a master’s degree in U.S. foreign policy and national security from American University after majoring in journalism and international studies at the University of Miami. I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.
You can find my published work here.
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- Skype: mlasusa2000
- Twitter: @mikelasusa
The views expressed on this blog are my own.