SIMON ROMERO, New York Times National Correspondent, Shares His Uniquely Informed Perspective, Having Just Returned to the U.S. from Long-term Assignments in South America
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What’s it like to return to the United States — and to New Mexico in particular — after a long time spent outside the country? SIMON ROMERO, a national correspondent for The New York Times, discusses his reentry into American society after international postings in Venezuela and Brazil. Romero served as Times Andean Bureau chief (2006-2011) and Brazil Bureau chief (2011-2017) covering, in addition to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Romero, who was born and raised in New Mexico, has worked for The New York Times since 1999, when he was hired in São Paulo, Brazil. Since then, he has reported from locations including remote corners of the Amazon rainforest, a Chinese research base in Antarctica, the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the snowy plateaus of Norway and inside a Venezuelan prison. He is now writing about New Mexico and other parts of the western United States.