Laura Weiss is an editor and freelance journalist who writes about immigration and human rights, primarily in Mexico and Central America. She is currently Managing Editor at the North American Congress on Latin America, where she is in charge of producing the quarterly award-winning NACLA Report. Laura previously served as Web Editor at NACLA, where she managed a revamp of the organization’s web and social media presence. 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, 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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