Global Nation Editor/Reporter
Monica Campbell focuses on immigration coverage in the United States. She works with a network of journalists based throughout the country to uncover how America’s shifting demographics are changing everything from culture to politics. Before joining The World, Campbell reported internationally from Europe and Afghanistan and, from 2003 to 2009, from Latin America and the Caribbean. From her base in Mexico City, Campbell’s stories ranged from indigenous education along Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast and the investigation of civil war crimes in Guatemala to Mexico’s rising drug cartel-related violence and dissident poets in Cuba. She also served as the Mexico representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists. In 2009-10, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Campbell has a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University.
She now lives in San Francisco, not far from the mountaintop one-room schoolhouse of her childhood.
Conflict & Justice
The Eloy Detention Center is one of the nation’s most controversial for the conditions in which it holds immigrant detainees. But for these families, it’s where they reunite once a week.
Mexico holds mid-term elections on June 5, and more independent candidates are on the ballots. Pedro Kumamoto pioneered this political shift, defeating candidates from entrenched parties and raising small donations given by people fed up with politics as usual.
Conflict & Justice
While a crackdown on newly arrived migrants, most of whom are Central Americans, worries many immigrants here without papers, extreme violence back home convinces them to take the risk and continue heading north.
Science, Tech & Environment
The Mexican capital worked hard to shed its image as one of the world's most polluted cities. Are those efforts now backsliding?
Arts, Culture & Media
Nonagenarian Javier Delgado Corona's bar in Tequila, Mexico, is ranked among the world's best. His advice when it comes to tending bar? "Smile when someone walks in. Greet them ... get them a cool drink in a clean glass," he says.