Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Changes at the Pan-American Post

For the past three and a half years, I have had the pleasure of using this space to provide regular summaries and analysis of political and civil society issues in Latin America. Starting in 2015, however, the Pan-American Post will see some important changes.

I’m pleased to announce that I have been hired to work as a Digital Communications Officer for the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), and will be starting in January. While I plan to keep using the Pan-American Post blog and my Twitter page to follow regional politics from a more editorial angle, I will no longer be posting daily news briefings here.  A successor will be taking them over in the coming weeks and posting to the associated Google mailing list.

Writing these daily press roundups has been a wonderful opportunity to improve my familiarity with the region, and I’m grateful to readers for following them.

I’d also like to thank Hannah Stone, Elyssa Pachico and James Bargent, with whom I split the press briefings in 2011-2012, for their excellent contributions. They continue to produce brilliant research and journalism on political and insecurity-related issues in the Americas, and I invite readers to follow their latest work on Twitter. Joshua Frens-String, from whom I took over the press briefings in 2011, also deserves a shout-out for his outstanding analytical capabilities. 

Un cordial saludo y feliz año nuevo, 

Geoff Ramsey