Alexander R. Villegas


About Me



My name is Alexander Ramiro Villegas and I'm a freelance multimedia journalist that specializes in the written word, photography, videography and virtual reality journalism.


I've produced stories about guerrilla fighters reintegrating into urban life in Colombia, investigated how overfishing was pushing Costa Rican fishermen deeper into the drug trade, and reported on Nicaragua's political crisis.


I got my undergraduate degree in journalism at the University of Connecticut where I was part of an award-winning team that looked into college gambling. After that I spent nearly a decade covering poker tournament across the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.


I then completed my Masters of Journalism at the University of British Columbia where I was a fellow at the International Reporting Center. Since completing my fellowship, I've remained affiliated with the Global Reporting Centre, a non-profit journalism initiative that seeks to redefine global reporting.


I'm fluent in Spanish, English and motorcycle adventures. Eu tambem falo um pouco de Portugues.