Monica Espitia

Monica Espitia is a Colombian journalist living in New York City. She is currently working at NY1 Noticias and Democracy Now,where she covers local, national and international news, with a focus on Latin America.

She recently earned a degree in international reporting from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. During her studies, Monica covered issues related to the Latino community in New York City. She produced, for example, an investigative multimedia project about LGBT Colombians who were forced to seek asylum in the United States because of the constant persecution that they faced in their home country by the different legal and illegal armed forces involved in the Colombia’s decades-long civil war.

She also contributed to the coverage of the 2016 presidential election at Univision Digital last summer. She wrote breaking news and analytical pieces, including: a comparison between the Brexit campaign in Great Britain and the Trump movement in the U.S., an analysis of the impact of the vice-presidential pick in the outcome of a presidential election and a piece about the history of the national political conventions in the U.S.

Exclusivo: Dilma Rousseff habla de su destitución, la crisis política de Brasil y la lucha contra la dictadura

Tariq Ali: el atentando en Manchester es parte de un círculo vicioso, una probable represalia por la actual guerra contra el terrorismo

Cuando ya no pueda usar a los inmigrantes como chivos expiatorios ¿Trump montará un ataque para mantener el poder?

Terraza 7, a home away from home for immigrants from all over the world

Colombians in New York, polarized by the peace agreement

Transgender Latinas, confined to a ghetto inside a ghetto

The Monkey King: A Chinese Epic Figure that comes to life at Union Square

Despite need for affordable housing, a building sits vacant in Carroll Gardens

Undocumented and transgender in New York City

Colombians in New York support strike at home

The Dollar Price in Colombia Impacts The Economy But Favors Migrants

Students ask residents “what needs fixing” in Park Slope

Oil smell in Carroll Gardens raises health concerns

Carroll Gardens’ Pre-K program up for closure due to overcrowding

The “Dance as Art” project takes on the streets of New York

Guerrilla attacks to Colombian towns had a dramatic drop after 2002

ISIS attacks in Asia, Africa and Europe have left over 500 dead since September

Cobble Hill community leaders take action to get firehouse reopened

Former drug dealer seeks redemption by treating substance abuse