Elisabeth Malkin is a journalist and editor who has been based in Mexico City for 30 years. She spent 17 years covering Mexico and Central America for The New York Times and six years before that writing for Business Week magazine. Elisabeth has covered coups, uprisings, maquiladoras, labor rights, migration, the environment, economics, and even art forgeries. Her articles have also appeared in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Elle Décor and EcoAmericas and she worked as an editor for Vice News. In her writing, Elisabeth has always sought to explain complex issues in accessible language and describe their effects on ordinary people. She grew up moving between the UK. and the US. with travels in India and Europe and studied history at Yale and international affairs at Columbia.