I’m Megan Janetsky, a Mexico & Central America Correspondent for The Associated Press. Based in Mexico City, I cover geopolitics, migration and democratic atrophy, and how that ripples to affect vulnerable communities. 

Before moving to Mexico, I  briefly covered Cuba and the Caribbean for the AP based in Havana, Cuba, where I covered the rise of the internet on the communist island, crackdowns on dissent and Haiti's gang warfare.

 Before joining the AP, I worked as a freelance multimedia journalist based in Colombia covering armed conflict, human rights, migration and politics across Latin America. I worked across formats to cover the region for The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, BBC, The Guardian, Reuters, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Poynter, El País and more.

I grew up in Arizona, where the topic of migration was omnipresent in news and politics, but was often deeply misunderstood. In 2018, I moved to Colombia to cover the exodus from Venezuela. Today, my goal as a journalist is to connect human stories to global events.

In my day-to-day, I can usually be found riding my bike or eating questionable street food.

I graduated with a degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass CommunicationRead more about me on paper here or connect on Twitter. All inquiries to: mjanetsky@ap.org.

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