Roque Planas was a Bringing Home the World/Social Justice Reporting Fellow in 2013.
Roque Planas is a digital journalist dedicated to covering Latin America the U.S. Latino community. He studied Latin American history at Texas State University San Marcos and holds a Masters in Journalism from New York University. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy Magazine, World Politics Review, The Miami Herald, and other publications. He co-founded and directed the Latin America News Dispatch (latindispatch.com) for two years and worked on web reporting teams at the New York Daily News and Fox News Latino before joining the Huffington Post as an Associate Editor of the Latino Voices section in September.
Project: Roque will explore how the Brazilian government’s promise to deliver land titles to descendants of fugitive slaves has exposed racial tensions in a country.