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 August 15 2013, 4:52PM
There’s a growing—and surprising—call to reform mandatory sentencing minimums.
by Aura Bogado on August 14 2013, 7:00AM
Nancy Landa was deported to Mexico—but that’s not stopping her from achieving her dream to advocate for international migrants.
by Aura Bogado on August 12 2013, 1:54PM
Google Translate incorrectly and offensively mistranslates “undocumented” to “illegal.”
by Aura Bogado on August 9 2013, 1:51PM
Today is a great day to think about indigenous peoples, language, treaties, and mapping.
by Aura Bogado on August 6 2013, 11:30AM
Supporters are pleased, but still working to release the activists from detention.
by Aura Bogado on August 2 2013, 11:55AM
The prize winning book has been banned at yet another school.
by Aura Bogado on July 30 2013, 3:11PM
Daniel Chong was trapped for five days without a window, food, water, toilet, or any contact. He is still being treated for posttraumatic stress disorder.
by Aura Bogado on July 25 2013, 4:00PM
The lawmaker’s comments about drug mules are just the latest in a long history of anti-Mexican sentiment.
by Aura Bogado on July 23 2013, 8:30AM
The so-called Dream 9 crossed the U.S./Mexico border yesterday amid cheers from supporters. Now comes the hard part: actually staying in the United States.
by Aura Bogado on July 22 2013, 8:27AM
The president’s remarks Friday are notable both for what he said and what he omitted.