Franc Contreras

Correspondent Franc Contreras was born near the U.S.-Mexico border in Tucson, Arizona, and has been living in Mexico City and reporting from across Latin America since 1996.

Before joining CGTN America, Franc’s stories have been heard and seen by millions of viewers around the world on Al Jazeera English television, BBC World Service radio, CBS radio and television, CBC radio and television in Canada and Public Radio International in the United States.

He has reported from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, and Venezuela. His main focus is Mexico, the country where his immigrant ancestors originated.

Follow Franc Contreras on Twitter @FrancMex


May 6, 2021

Mexico City train crash is under investigation

  In Mexico City, international investigators are combing through the rubble of Monday night’s infrastructure collapse of an elevated metro rail. A concrete slab gave way, and two metro cars came plummeting down onto traffic below.  At least 25 people died and scores were injured.  Read More...
April 26, 2021

Biden’s first 100 days: Immigration policy under scrutiny

  Upon taking office, U.S. President Joe Biden promised to dismantle many immigration policies under the previous administration of Donald Trump. During his first few days in office, Biden started to make good on that promise – introducing a massive immigration package and signing several […] Read More...
April 2, 2021

Earthling Project aims to boost global unity through music

    Later this summer, musical recordings of human voices from around the world will be launched into outer space. It’s called the Earthling Project and is sponsored by SETI – the California-based Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute. Learn more.  Read More...
March 24, 2021

Mexico: The Cradle of Corn

From pre-Colombian times to the present, the development of Mexico has been linked intimately with the cultivation and consumption of corn. Read More...
COVID-19 vaccination begins for elderly in Mexico
February 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination begins for elderly in Mexico

The Mexican government hopes to vaccinate everyone over the age of 60 in the coming months, about 15 million people- that’s only 12 percent of the total population. Many people worried about the country would not have enough vaccine doses. Read More...
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