Laura Weiss is an editor and freelance journalist who writes about immigration and human rights, primarily in Mexico and Central America. She spent four years working as Managing Editor and Web Editor, respectively at the North American Congress on Latin America. Laura has a Masters’ degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, where she focused on U.S. policy in Mexico and human rights violations in the context of the Drug War. She has been published in The Nation, LA Review of Books, In These Times, World Politics Review, Foreign Policy in Focus, NACLA, TruthOut, Medium, and Huffington Post. She is based in Brooklyn.

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