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Alex Leff is now the Americas editor for GlobalPost, moving back to the US after being its Costa Rica correspondent since the website's inception. Alex was also Costa Rica stringer for Reuters. Previously the Tico Times online editor, Alex also contributed to such publications as Miami Herald, Voice of San Diego and Americas Quarterly as well as appeared as commentator on BBC radio and CBC television. Prior to relocating to Costa Rica, Alex lived for seven years in Barcelona, Spain, where he completed the University of Barcelona master's in journalism program organized with Columbia University, and reported at Catalonia Today newspaper. A Brooklyn, NY native, Alex obtained a bachelor's degree in social science at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.