Julie Collazo

Julie Schwietert Collazo

Julie Schwietert Collazo is a bilingual writer interested in overlooked people and places, especially in Latin America. She has written about Chinese Cubans in Havana, Generation Y in Colombia, workers’ and indigenous movements in Mexico City, and environmental issues in Chile and Puerto Rico for a wide variety of magazines. She was one of only a handful of journalists to visit the Joint Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba in 2008. She is the author of Pope Francis in His Own Words, which has been published in 15 countries. Julie has lived in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico and returns to both cities regularly.

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Proyecto Habesha welcomes Syrian students to Mexico

The project may be modest in scale when considered against the vast need, but the organizers of Mexico’s Proyecto Habesha (Habesha Project) are doing their part to alleviate the Syrian refugee...

Mexico passes country-wide minimum wage increase

Mexican officials announced this week that the country’s minimum wage will increase, going to up 70.10 pesos per day as of October 1. It is the first time in nearly...