Colorlines

Aura Bogado

Aura Bogado
News Editor
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.

U.N. Suggests Israeli War Crimes, Ukrainian Jets Down and Eric Garner's Funeral

U.N. Suggests Israeli War Crimes, Ukrainian Jets Down and Eric Garner’s Funeral

by Aura Bogado on July 23 2014, 10:00AM

Some of the news I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

The Dream 9, One Year Later

The Dream 9, One Year Later

by Aura Bogado on July 22 2014, 7:00AM

We check in with three of the nine people who made headlines when they reentered the U.S. to ask for asylum.

Topics: Immigration

MH 17 Crash Site Contaminated, Israel's Ground Invasion in Gaza and Kindle Unlimited

MH 17 Crash Site Contaminated, Israel’s Ground Invasion in Gaza and Kindle Unlimited

by Aura Bogado on July 18 2014, 9:49AM

Some of the news I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

U.S. Expands Sanctions on Russia, Microsoft Eliminating 18,000 Workers and Siberian Crater

U.S. Expands Sanctions on Russia, Microsoft Eliminating 18,000 Workers and Siberian Crater

by Aura Bogado on July 17 2014, 9:46AM

Some of the news making headlines this morning

Topics: /NOW

Ariz. Congressional Candidate Confuses YMCA Campers for Migrant Children

Ariz. Congressional Candidate Confuses YMCA Campers for Migrant Children

by Aura Bogado on July 16 2014, 1:05PM

Adam Kwasman thinks campers have “fear in the faces.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

More than 200 Palestinians Killed, KKK Hands Out Candy, and a Four-Winged Raptor Fossil

More than 200 Palestinians Killed, KKK Hands Out Candy, and a Four-Winged Raptor Fossil

by Aura Bogado on July 16 2014, 9:59AM

Some of the news I’m reading up on this morning

Topics: /NOW

Jose Antonio Vargas Detained by Border Patrol

Jose Antonio Vargas Detained by Border Patrol

by Aura Bogado on July 15 2014, 10:50AM

Vargas has been taken into custody at the McAllen Border Patrol Station.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Watch Onondaga Turtle Clan's Alfred Jacques Make Lacrosse Sticks

Watch Onondaga Turtle Clan’s Alfred Jacques Make Lacrosse Sticks

by Aura Bogado on July 15 2014, 10:22AM

‘This game was given to our people by the Creator. It’s part of who we are as a people.’

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW

Deadly Derailment in Moscow, Big Tobacco Merger and 603 Dead from Ebola

Deadly Derailment in Moscow, Big Tobacco Merger and 603 Dead from Ebola

by Aura Bogado on July 15 2014, 9:52AM

Some of what I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

The Iroquois Nationals Team Shines at the World Lacrosse Championship

The Iroquois Nationals Team Shines at the World Lacrosse Championship

by Aura Bogado on July 14 2014, 2:43PM

After a passport debacle kept Native players out of the tournament in 2010, the team is back with fury this year.

Topics: Native Affairs, /NOW

Bergdahl to Return to Active Duty, VW to Make SUV in Tenn., and Supermoon Photos

Bergdahl to Return to Active Duty, VW to Make SUV in Tenn., and Supermoon Photos

by Aura Bogado on July 14 2014, 9:56AM

Some of what I’m a reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

New York's New Municipal ID Draws Criticism

New York’s New Municipal ID Draws Criticism

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2014, 4:26PM

The card is intended to provide identification for marginalized people—but not everyone’s convinced it’ll be a good thing.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Gun Violence and the Zimmerman Verdict, One Year Later

Gun Violence and the Zimmerman Verdict, One Year Later

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2014, 11:44AM

Sunday marks one year since George Zimmerman walked free after his trial in connection to the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Topics: /NOW, Society

House Sues Obama, Amazon's 55 MPH Drones, and A Roll-Up Television Screen

House Sues Obama, Amazon’s 55 MPH Drones, and A Roll-Up Television Screen

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2014, 9:55AM

Some news I’m reading this morning

Topics: /NOW

Inside the Immigration 'Icebox' Play

Inside the Immigration ‘Icebox’

by Aura Bogado on July 11 2014, 7:00AM

An unaccompanied child migrant from Honduras speaks out about ‘freezing’ in a holding cell.

Topics: Child Migrants, Immigration

Texas City to 'Refuse' Refugee Child Migrants

Texas City to ‘Refuse’ Refugee Child Migrants

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2014, 3:23PM

The xenophobia spreads

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

O.C. Sheriff's Department Admits to Violating TRUST Act

O.C. Sheriff’s Department Admits to Violating TRUST Act

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2014, 1:31PM

Will Samuel Sixtos-Gomez be deported for driving without a license?

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

ABC Confuses Palestinians for Israelis, FIFA Bans Nigeria, and Disappearing Salamanders

ABC Confuses Palestinians for Israelis, FIFA Bans Nigeria, and Disappearing Salamanders

by Aura Bogado on July 10 2014, 9:48AM

A list of some this morning’s top stories

Topics: /NOW

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years

by Aura Bogado on July 9 2014, 1:42PM

He reports to federal prison in September

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Glenn Beck's 'Open Heart' for Migrant Children

Glenn Beck’s ‘Open Heart’ for Migrant Children

by Aura Bogado on July 9 2014, 11:18AM

On his program, the pundit also takes aim against U.S.-backed coups in Latin America.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW