Jorge Valencia is the lead Latin America correspondent for The World.
Prior to joining the program in 2020, Jorge served as Mexico City-based correspondent for Arizona public radio station KJZZ-FM, covering politics, economics and migration in Mexico. Jorge previously covered state government and politics for North Carolina Public Radio. And before that, he began his career covering crime at the Roanoke Times in southwest Virginia.
Jorge, who grew up in downtown Bogotá, Colombia, and the suburbs of Washington, DC, graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is based in Mexico City.
Mexico has slowly made reproductive health services more accessible over the last 20 years.
Peru’s closely contested presidential election exposes a long-standing but rarely acknowledged problem in the country — a legacy of marginalizing Indigenous people, who account for more than 26% of the population.
As governments the world over prioritize medical workers for vaccines, thousands in Mexico’s private health care sector say they’re being passed over.
The two will go head-to-head in a second round of voting on June 6, with a majority of voters disappointed in their options.
In Honduras and in low-income countries across the world, the vaccination process is riddled with uncertainty.
For Russia, the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is an opportunity to appeal to faraway governments and citizens.
In many cities across Latin America, including Mexico City, patients with the coronavirus are struggling to receive vital medical oxygen to stay alive. Many who couldn’t find space in overflowing emergency rooms are dying at home.
In an interview with The World’s Latin America correspondent, Jorge Valencia, the well-known pop singer talks about how the environment shapes his music.
Leopoldo López, in exile in Spain, is speaking out against the Venezuelan National Assembly elections being held Sunday by the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
While Diego Maradona never ran or held public office, his success on the field, larger-than-life personality and friendships with leftist leaders connected him to political life in Argentina and across Latin America over more than three decades.
The construction project by Chinese government-owned companies is a major feat for a city that has long sought to join other South American capitals with rail systems.