Michael Tangeman is a former news reporter, editor and foreign correspondent, and is author of the book, Mexico at the Crossroads: Politics, the Church, and the Poor.

Mike was editor from 2015-2020 of Progressive Spain.com, an online news and information portal with a focus on social issues, progressive activism and politics in contemporary Spain. He previously spent several years developing and managing online content, media relations and social-media strategies for internet and mobile tech companies in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

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

His book, Mexico at the Crossroads, focuses on the role of religion, politics and the marginalization of indigenous people in Mexico that led to the 1994 Zapatista rebellion in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas.

A native Californian, he holds a B.A. degree in English Lit from Humboldt State and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from SDSU. Mike has lived and worked since 2010 from Spain, where he has resided with his partner and wife of 36 years, the late-author and arts writer Margaret Hooks. He is currently at work on another book project.