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Latino USA’s newest producer, Camilo Vargas is from Colombia and moved to the US for Journalism School at Columbia. He’s never had to think about race the way people think about it in the US. He’s perceived as Latino even though he identifies as Latin American. For this week’s sabiduría, or words of wisdom, he talks about being a foreign reporter in the US and his quest to find out what being “Latino” actually means.

 

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C4_CamiloVargasHeadShotCamilo Vargas went from his native Colombia to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He joined Latino USA after a fellowship with Univision Noticias and Univision’s Investigative Unit. Before coming to the US, Camilo was a researcher in conflict studies and US-Latin America relations for the Colombian government and the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota.

 

 

 

 

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