Romina Ruiz-Goiriena is The Daily Beast’s Central America and Caribbean contributor based in Miami. She is a print, television, and web reporter who has worked in Paris, Cuba, and Israel for France24, El Mundo, and Haaretz. Most recently, she worked for CNN out of Guatemala and The Associated Press, where she reported on key regional issues such as migration and drug trafficking.


Venezuela’s president is so sure the U.S. is ramping up for war with his country that he’s ordering diplomats out of Caracas and giving himself unprecedented, uncheckable power.