The Washington Post has launched a new Spanish-language opinions section on their website, Post Opinión. The section pulls from editors cross-border in Washington D.C. and Mexico, and claims that it will publish original columns and essays about the most relevant news and issues affecting Latin America, Spain, the United States and the rest of the world.
According to a post by Elias E. Lopez, Senior editor of Global Opinions, “We also intend to highlight stories that demand more attention than they usually receive — such as the impact of environmental destruction, gender discrimination, corruption and violence — explained by writers in the region who are witnessing these issues firsthand. Our hope is that Post Opinión’s readers will find a range of thoughtful, independent commentary that initiates and informs important debates.”
The column began with a series of columns covering Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first year in office. Obrador, commonly known as AMLO, is Mexico’s first leftist president, and aims to dissect his policies from both sides of the aisle. Post Opinión has gone on to publish stories ranging from electronic cigarettes to indigenous communities in the Amazon.