NACLA News: NACLA Has a New Director-Publisher!


Dear Friends,

The North American Congress on Latin America has a new Director-Publisher! Anila Churi, who was NACLA's Circulation and Outreach Manager from 2011-2012, will return to lead the organization starting in March. NACLA's board and staff are delighted to announce her appointment.

Anila has previously worked as a researcher at Travel + Leisure magazine and Communications Manager for the New Media Advocacy Project. She has an M.A. in Global Affairs from NYU, a B.A. from Oberlin College, and has traveled widely in Latin America. Anila's background in publishing, activist nonprofits, and international affairs uniquely qualifies her to pilot NACLA into its next phase. We look forward to the exciting new initiatives and good times to come!

She's going to need your help, though. Please consider supporting NACLA's future by donating today! We know many of you donated generously in December —funds that went directly to financing our move to NYU and hiring our capable new Director-Publisher. Now we need your support to launch our digital transition and ambitious new programs. If you can spare a tax-deductible dollar or two, please pledge here.

Please join me in welcoming Anila back to NACLA! She can be reached by phone at our New York offices (212-998-8638) and by email at starting March 11th, and is gladly receiving suggestions and ideas (as well as greetings) for how to make NACLA the best NACLA it can be.

Also, the latest NACLA Radio podcast (our fourth edition) is now online! It features content on forced evictions in Brazil, the Venezuelan elections, as well as audio coverage of NACLA's Chavkin Award for Integrity in Latin American Journalism back in December. In it, Honduran radio reporter Félix Antonio Molina speak on the dangers and importance of investigative journalism in his strife-riven nation.

From your Interim Director during the transition to NYU, to all you Naclistas: over and out, viva la lucha!

Interim Director's Signature
Catesby Holmes


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