My name is Mike LaSusa and I’m a writer and researcher based in Medellín, Colombia. I focus mainly on crime, corruption and national security issues in the United States and Latin America.
I graduated from the University of Miami in 2013 with majors in Journalism and International Studies. I earned a master’s degree in U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security from the American University School of International Service in summer 2016.
I previously worked as a researcher at the Center for Hemispheric Policy and as a contributing editor at the strategic advisory firm Southern Pulse, where I focused on Latin American politics and economics as well as U.S.-Latin American relations. I also worked on the Latin America project at the Center for International Policy’s Security Assistance Monitor, where I concentrated more closely on security issues in the Americas.
During the summer of 2015, I worked as a researcher for the National Security Archive, where I analyzed leaked and declassified government documents related to the U.S. security relationship with Argentina following the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. This experience contributed to my decision to write a capstone substantial research paper on U.S. involvement in the AMIA bombing investigation.
I currently serve as senior editor at InSight Crime, a leading source of news and analysis on organized crime in the Americas. My journalistic work has also appeared at Truthout, Jacobin, Alternet, LobeLog, VICE News, and The Huffington Post, among other outlets. I have also co-hosted and co-produced several episodes of the independent podcast Periphery, and I have appeared on several other broadcast programs to discuss my work.
You can find my published work here.
Please feel free to contact me using the information below.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (PGP public key: http://bit.ly/1MsyGmX)
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- Mobile: +57 318 384 9014
- Skype: mlasusa2000
The views expressed on this blog are my own.