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Our team:


Francesc Badia i Dalmases Founder and director of democraciaAbierta. A political analyst, an author and a journalist, he specializes in geopolitics and International Affairs. A Pulitzer grantee, Francesc has been senior fellow and general manager at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), general manager at the European Institute of the Mediterranean and at the Interarts Foundation, and an international consultant. He was executive director of URB-AL-III program for Latin America of the European Commission. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, El País, and other international media. Twitter: @fbadiad


Daniela Sánchez Editor for Latin America in democraciaAbierta. B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Boston University, with a great interest in human rights advocacy, conflict resolution and women’s rights


Manuella Libardi Content Editor for Brazil and journalist. BA in Journalism and English Literature from the University of Houston, and an MA in International Relations from the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals. Interests in Latin American politics, and women's and minority rights.


Beverly Goldberg Co-editor for democraciaAbierta, she has an MA in International Relations from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and also an MA/BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Glasgow. She has worked as a communications consultant for various NGOs and her work has been published in different media outlets such as Pacifista! and El Espectador


Valentina Aguilar Community Manager in democraciaAbierta. B.A. in Social Communication from Santo Tomás University. She focuses her interests in the democratization of information, the dialogical power of the social media and the fight against fake news


Andrés Bernal Audiovisual Producer for democraciaAbierta, he majored in Social Communication with audiovisual production at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He has more than six years of experience producing audiovisual content for digital platforms.

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