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 the founding 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, first in the predominantly Latino communities of Southeast Los Angeles, then in Mexico, Central and South America.
Accredited correspondent in Mexico for In These Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the US-based Catholic News Service, his byline also appeared in The Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, Newsweek and other international print and wire-service news media.
As Mexico-based Contributing Editor for Institutional Investor & Infrastructure Finance magazines, and later as Senior Editor for Latin Finance magazine in Miami, he covered the unbundling and privatization of the banking and finance sectors, telecomunications and public services infrastructure that occurred across Latin America in the late 1990s.
His book, Mexico at the Crossroads, published to critical acclaim in 1995, focuses on the role of religion, politics and the marginalization of indigenous peoples over centuries that led to the 1994 Zapatista rebellion in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas.
A California native, Michael is a dual national of the USA and the Republic of Ireland. He holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from California’s Humboldt State University and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University. He lived and worked in Spain from 2010-2021 and currently resides again in Mexico, where he is always at work on one or another project.