My name is Alexander Ramiro Villegas and I'm a freelance multimedia journalist based in Costa Rica that specializes in investigative journalism and photojournalism.
My work has been been published at the New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, The Smithsonian Magazine, the CBC and the UNHCR.
I was the assistant managing editor of The Tico Times, Costa Rica's oldest English-language publication, from 2018-2019 and have reported on the crisis in Nicaragua, the peace deal in Colombia and a number of investigations in Costa Rica, including the allegations of sexual assault against former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias.
I have a BA in journalism from the University of Connecticut and a MJ in international reporting from the University of British Columbia, where I was a fellow at the Global Reporting Center.
I'm fluent in Spanish, English and motorcycle adventures. Eu tambem falo um pouco de Portugues.