Alberto Arce


Independent Writer and Reporter (Mexico City, Mexico) , 

Understanding Central America as the world’s deadliest peacetime region  Judge

Alberto Arce is an independent writer and reporter based in Mexico City. He was a staff editor for The New York Times en Español and worked as a correspondent for The Associated Press in Mexico and Central America. As a writer and cameraman, Arce has covered conflicts in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, Lebanon, Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina and Gaza. Influenced by his experiences in war-torn countries, Arce is interested in the plight of Syrian and Central American refugees living in the United States and Europe. His awards include an Investigative Reporters and Editors Tom Renner Award, an American Society of Newspaper Editors Batten Medal, an Overseas Press Club Award and a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. Arce holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Universidade Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain and a master’s degree in international economic relations from Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in Buenos Aires.