Michael Tangeman is the founder and editor of Progressive Spain.com, an online news and information portal focused on social issues, progressive activism and politics in contemporary Spain.
A former career journalist for 17 years, Mike was a news reporter, editor and foreign correspondent covering political and business news during the 1980s and ’90s throughout Latin America. From Mexico, Central and South America, he reported on events and issues ranging from human rights and social activism to financial system meltdowns; rural and urban poverty to democracy and electoral fraud; manufacturing and corporate culture to refugees, nuclear power and the environment.
His book Mexico at the Crossroads: Politics, the Church, and the Poor, focusing on the role of religion and politics in the Zapatista rebellion in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, was published by Orbis Books in 1995 to critical acclaim.
Prior to launching Progressive Spain, he managed online content, media relations and social media strategies for internet and mobile technology companies based in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Mike’s 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. He has lived and worked in Spain since 2010.