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Franc Contreras is an American journalist of Mexican descent. He is based in Mexico City where he is a correspondent for Al Jazeera English, a global news network headquartered in Doha, Qatar.
Originally from Tucson, Arizona, he has been living and writing from Mexico City and around Latin America since 1996.
His previous works have been broadcast on BBC World Service Radio and television, CBS Radio and TV, CBC Radio in Canada and Public Radio International in the United States.
Contreras has filed hundreds of news reports with political analysis from an array of countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.