Roberto Lovato


Roberto Lovato is a writer and commentator at New America Media, a strategy consultant and a Co-Founder of, the country's pre-eminent online Latino advocacy organization, with a membership of over 300,000 people. In 2011, he was awarded a crisis reporting grant from the Pulitzer Center for his reporting on the drug war in Latin America.He's written for national and international media outlets including the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Salon, Der Spiegel, La Opinion, and many other news organizations . He has also appeared as either a source or a commentator in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Le Monde Diplomatique and in English and Spanish language network news shows on Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, Radio Bilingue, Democracy Now and Al-Jazeera. Roberto's Juan Crow article , which analyzed the system used to isolate and control immigrants, has conceptualized and popularized the term "Juan Crow,' which can be found on banners and websites, in protests and videos and other media across the country. Prior to becoming a writer, Lovato was the former Executive Director of CARECEN, which was the largest immigrant rights organization in the country. You can find him posting regularly on media, migration, politics and other issues at his blog, and at his website