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Simeon Tegel

Simeon Tegel is GlobalPost's senior correspondent for South America. A British journalist based in Lima, Peru, he covers a broad range of themes across Latin America including politics, society, culture and sports but specializes in environmental issues and development.

His work regularly appears in The Independent and his writing in Spanish has also been published in magazines, newspapers and websites in Latin America and Spain, including El Pais. He previously was a staff writer at the Press Association, in London, before moving to Mexico City, where he worked as a freelance journalist for four years, increasingly focusing on sustainability issues. More of his work can be found at

Simeon has an interdisciplinary MA in Latin American Studies from University of California, Berkeley and translated the classic Peruvian work of history Los Incas to English.

A rock-climber, backcountry backpacker and surfer, he would not be anywhere other than Peru.

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