New York, NY
Aura Bogado is Colorlines' news editor and reporter, covering a range of issues including Native American communities, immigration and community organizing. Aura was the community journalism coordinator and an investigative reporter for Voting Rights Watch 2012, a partnership between Colorlines and The Nation to cover the attack against voting rights and the community response to it during the 2012 elections.
Aura has reported in Spanish and English from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and the United States. Her work has been published in Mother Jones, Newsweek Argentina, AlterNet, and The Huffington Post. With the support of the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, she conducted an in-depth examination on the consequences of immigration enforcement by local police in Arizona.
Aura has worked as a national host and producer for the Pacifica Radio network. While there, she also coordinated a media literacy and training program for youth of color in Los Angeles with a grant from the California Technology Foundation. She was a founding member of 33+1/3 Books Collective, an independent bookstore and gallery in Los Angeles. In 2006, City Lights Books published The Other Campaign, which featured her exclusive interview with Subcomandante Marcos, his first in five years.
She earned her B.A. from Yale University, majoring in American Studies. An immigrant from South America of indigenous (Guarani) decent, she is currently based in New York, and plays son jarocho music in her spare time.
Follow Aura at @aurabogado.
by Aura Bogado on February 28 2014, 3:49PM
Just like everyone else, Chavez had his contradictions.
by Aura Bogado on February 26 2014, 4:38PM
Jaime Valdez was deported in the middle of the night, as he entered his ninth day of a hunger strike.
by Aura Bogado on February 25 2014, 4:56PM
Anselma López was taken to the ER Monday evening.
by Aura Bogado on February 21 2014, 1:18PM
Creshuna Miles says she thinks Dunn was guilty of second-degree murder.
by Aura Bogado on February 15 2014, 7:00PM
Despite a mistrial on one count, Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and of shooting a firearm.
by Aura Bogado on February 11 2014, 7:00AM
The documentary, which debuts on PBS on February 17, follows Latina debutantes along the Texas-Mexico border who identify with George and Martha Washington
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