Author: Annie Correal

Bio: Annie Correal is a reporter based in New York, where she has covered crime, immigration and breaking news for The New York Times and El Diario, and contributed radio pieces to WNYC, NPR and This American Life. She is working on a new, Spanish language storytelling podcast, Radio Ambulante ( scheduled to launch in 2012. Annie was born in Bogota and raised between California and Colombia.


Looking Back at an Aviation Disaster that Tore Through Dominican Immigrant Families

Posted on: 11 Nov 2011

11/12/11 marks the tenth anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 from New York to Santo Domingo. Families who lost loved ones received monetary settlements. But fighting over the money caused years of additional grief for many.

Perry Fumbles With Hispanics in New York

Posted on: 21 Sep 2011

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry met with Hispanic community leaders in his visit to New York this week. He was greeted with a little warmth and a lot of skepticism.

Remembering Colombia’s Political Prisoners: An Interview with Ingrid Betancourt

Posted on: 27 Dec 2010

In early December, the Colombia’s FARC guerrillas announced plans to liberate five political prisoners. In the wake of that news, Annie Correal interviewed FARC’s most well-known former hostage, former Colombian presidential candidate, Ingrid Betancourt.

Gillibrand Vows to Take on Immigration Reform

Posted on: 20 Oct 2010

NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was initially attacked by immigrant groups for not being sensitive to their issues. Now, as she runs for reelection, she’s reaching out to Hispanic voters and gave El Diario/La Prensa an exclusive interview.

Bolivian President Evo Morales Tells Obama ‘Stop Deporting Immigrants’

Posted on: 21 Sep 2010

Evo Morales, a man who rose from a poor indigenous family to become president of Bolivia, spoke of universal human rights when discussing U.S. immigration policy.

Mexican Immigrant from Staten Island Speaks Out About Dismissed Hate Crime Charges

Posted on: 17 Sep 2010

After the State Island District Attorney threw out the case against his alleged attacker, Christian Vázquez claims he was misled by police investigators. But authorities say Vázquez didn’t tell them the whole story.

The New Face of Small Town America: Latinos in Allentown, PA

Posted on: 08 Sep 2010

In his new book, journalist Edgar Sandoval aims to humanize immigrants.

Hard, Dirty, Work: Latinos Clean Up The Gulf of Mexico

Posted on: 13 Aug 2010

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has drawn clean up workers from near and far. Many of these workers are Latinos, so-called “disaster migrants” who go from catastrophe to catastrophe and aid in the repair efforts. Fi2W’s Annie Correal documented their lives in a radio piece for Latino USA.

Breaking News: Ethnic Media Journalist Arrested in Alleged Russian Spy Plot

Posted on: 28 Jun 2010

Vicky Peláez is originally from Peru, and has been on the staff of El Diario/La Prensa for more than twenty years.

The Life of Hispanic Immigrant Cleanup Workers in the Gulf

Posted on: 24 Jun 2010

Cleaning up oil in the Gulf of Mexico is grueling, sometimes dangerous work. In Louisiana, these jobs are drawing immigrant workers to small communities. And they’re not always getting a warm welcome.