Javier Galeano is a multi-published Colombian photojournalist based in Miami, Florida. He has worked with the International News Agency The Associated Press for more than 13 years, and collaborated with other media during his work in Latin American and the Caribbean.
December 2005 – May 2013 (7 years 6 months)
Covered all type the stories around the island, including cultural, sports, hurricanes, government activities, Fidel Castro's illness, daily life, presidential visits, to dissident groups and Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. I served a month in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and covered the Pan American Games in Guadalajara 2011.
December 2002 – December 2005 (3 years 1 month)
Covered the Caguan Peace Talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, AUC, as well as Colombia's Presidential Election. I also covered the Referendum protest in Venezuela against then President Hugo Chavez. Developed stories like: The Refugees violence victims in Colombia.
Managua – Nicaragua Nov.1999 - Nov.2002
Covered Gang groups, Natural disasters, Presidential Elections between FSLN and Liberal Party, Dengue Epidemics, coffee farmer exodus, student protest, sport, religion and Culture.As well I helped in other countries in the region, like Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico and Venezuela.
Bogota-Colombia Jan.1999 - Oct.1999
Covered social and political conflict, guerrillas and paramilitary groups, sports and the aftermath of the 1999 earthquake in Armenia-Colombia. Jan.1995 -1999 - El Tiempo newspaper, Bogota-Colombia. Staff photojournalist for the largest newspaper in the country covering social and political conflict, drug war cartels, guerrillas, paramilitary groups, sports and Culture.