Luis Velarde recently joined The Washington Post as Video editor on the national desk. Formerly, he co-led Univision News' digital breaking video branch, a team that covers the U.S., Latin America, and world affairs through short films, graphics, animations, photographs and other visuals. He is also a writer for features on immigration, politics, and the war in Syria.
Prior to Univision, Luis worked for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., where he supervised a team of journalists across Latin America for regional multi-format coverage.
Thanks to his assignments, Luis has covered major humanitarian crises including two major earthquakes in Mexico and Ecuador, military conflicts in Brazil, and the fight against malaria in Tanzania. More recently, he reported from Vietnam on the plight of fishermen in the South China Sea, and the war on drugs in the Philippines, among other topics.
Luis Velarde has a master’s in journalism from Georgetown University and a licentiate in communications (equivalent to a B.A. plus one year) from Bolivia's Universidad Privada del Valle. He also obtained a certificate in political science from the Universidad Mayor de San Ándres.
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