Kevin Krolicki, Americas regional editor for Reuters, announced today a trio of editorial promotions in Latin America, including one for a newly created position.
Dan Flynn, who has been based in Brazil as bureau chief, will remain there in his new role as Latin America editor. “Dan has interesting ideas about how we can deepen our coverage of companies in Latin America – including the multinationals that operate there – and for how we can build on the teamwork between our colleagues who report in Spanish and Portuguese and those writing for our global clients,” writes Krolicki. Brad Haynes will take over for Flynn as interim bureau chief.
Reporting to Flynn is Frank Jack Daniel, who is upped to bureau chief for Mexico and Central America. He had been serving as Mexico bureau chief on an interim basis. Prior to that, he had been chief correspondent covering the Caribbean and doing enterprise coverage in Mexico.
Paulo Prada will be originating a new role as Latin America enterprise editor, a position that will be based out of Mexico City. He had previously served as a senior correspondent based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“Paulo will help develop investigative and explanatory reporting across Latin America. We have a motivated and talented team of journalists in the region and have shown we can connect the dots and tell exclusive and deeply reported stories that demand attention, as we have, for example, in chronicling the decline of Venezuela’s oil company PDVSA,” writes Krolicki of Prada’s role. “The addition of an editor focused on those opportunities will help us deliver more of those kinds of stories and ensure that reporters and other editors in the region have a full-time partner and mentor in that effort.”