Welcome to the website of Michael Tangeman…

Michael is the founding editor of Progressive Spain.com, an online news and information portal he launched in 2015 with a focus on social issues, progressive activism and politics in contemporary Spain.

A career journalist for 17 years, he was previously a news reporter, editor and  foreign correspondent in the 1980s-90s, covering business, politics and social-justice issues in Mexico, Central and South America.

Mike is also author of the book Mexico at the Crossroads: Politics, the Church, and the Poor, which explains how religion, politics and centuries of discrimination against Mexico’s indigenous peoples set the stage for the 1994 Zapatista rebellion in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas. He’s currently working on another book project.

Prior to launching ProgressiveSpain.com, Mike developed and managed online content, media relations and social-media strategies for internet and mobile tech companies based in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

His formative years were spent in California, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Language & Literature and a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies. Mike has lived and worked in Europe since 2010 and currently resides in Spain.