Alonso started his career reporting on immigration and labor unions in Chicago for Reuters before heading to Ecuador to start a 12-year tour through Latin America. He wrote about everything from cocaine trafficking to shocking debt defaults, a massive earthquake and the impeachment of a president. After his last post covering economics in Brazil, Alonso moved to Africa to report for Bloomberg about the continent’s economics and politics. Based in Nigeria, he has reported extensively on the global push for debt relief to poor nations. Alonso is a native of Nicaragua and holds a masters degree in public policy from Princeton University.