Alex Leff

Senior Editor


Alex Leff was a senior editor at PRI. He has worked at GlobalPost as a correspondent in Costa Rica and as Americas editor.

Alex Leff was a senior editor at PRI based in Washington, DC. He previously worked as GlobalPost's Americas editor and Costa Rica correspondent. While in Costa Rica, Alex also worked as a Reuters reporter and online editor for The Tico Times.A Brooklyn native, Alex went global in 2000, living in Spain for seven years. In Barcelona is where he deepened his love for journalism, reporting at a local English-language paper and completing a Barcelona University master's in journalism organized with Columbia University.

A herd of endangered Przewalski's horses trot across the Takhin Tal National Park, part of the Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area, in southwest Mongolia, on June 22.

Photos: Rare wild horses are making a stunning return to Mongolia


Decades after being driven to extinction in their homeland, Przewalski’s horses are being reintroduced into Mongolia’s desert and mountains.

Save the Children workers rescue migrants on a boat in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya

Aid groups rescue over 1,600 migrants in the Mediterranean in a single day


Honduras jail deaths ‘could have been avoided’

The World

Chile rains wash landmines onto the road


In Bolivia, protesters with disabilities clash with police


Ecuador president pardons newspaper after libel case


President Rafael Correa had said he was cracking down on “the dictatorship of the media.” Now he says, “I never wanted this trial.”

The World

Rain, mud and dead bananas

Costa Rica’s floods bite into the country’s biggest cash crop

The World

Costa Ricans “tweetear” their way through quake

In the aftermath of the worst earthquake in years, Costa Ricans turn to social networking Web sites.

The World

A Costa Rican tradition

One family’s tamales-making operation

The World

Costa Rica’s criminal underbelly

Some Costa Ricans purchase weapons to defend themselves as armed violence surges.