Michael Tangeman is the founding editor of ProgressiveSpain.com, an online news and information portal focused on progressive issues, social activism and politics in Spain, where he has lived and worked since 2010.
As a former news reporter, editor and foreign correspondent covering political and business news across Latin America, Michael spent nearly 17 years in the 1980s and ’90s reporting stories ranging from violence against student activists and church workers in Central America, to public-private financing of transportation, telecommunications, water and sanitation infrastructure projects region-wide; from currency devaluations, interest-rate policy and foreign direct investment, to earthquakes, political assassinations, drug cartel violence in Mexico, armed rebellion and counter-insurgency campaigns.
He began his journalism career reporting on the predominantly Latino communities of Southeast Los Angeles County, as City Editor for the Huntington Park Bulletin & Bell Gardens Review and Staff Writer for the Daily Signal and Southeast weekend edition of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, where his writing earned awards from Hearst Newspapers and the California Newspaper Publishers Association. After a brief stint on the editorial desk of The News Chronicle, an award-winning John P. Scripps daily in Thousand Oaks, California, Michael relocated to Mexico in 1984, joining the editorial staff of The Mexico City News.
His subsequent reporting over more than a decade from Mexico, Central and South America was published in a broad range of print and wire-service media, including: In These Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Union and Boston Herald newspapers; The Chronicle of Higher Education, Infrastructure Finance, Institutional Investor and LatinFinance magazines, Market News International, DSA’s Democratic Left, Latinamerica Press/Noticias Aliadas, National Catholic Reporter and diocesan newspapers in the United States and around the world, through the Washington, DC-based Catholic News Service.