Ruxandra Guidi Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter
Ruxandra Guidi is KPCC's Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter.
Guidi has a decade of experience working in public radio, print, and multimedia and has reported throughout California, the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Ruxandra is a recipient of Johns Hopkins University’s International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellowship, which took her to Haiti for a series of stories about development aid and human rights in 2008. That year, she was also a finalist for the Livingston Award for International Reporting, given to U.S. journalists under 35 years of age.
After earning a Master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley in 2002, she got her break in public radio by assisting independent radio producers The Kitchen Sisters. A couple of years later, she did field reporting and production work for the BBC public radio news program, The World. Her stories focused on Latin America, human rights, rural communities, immigration, popular culture and music.
Most recently, Guidi was a border reporter for the Fronteras Desk, a collaboration between public radio stations throughout the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border.
Throughout her journalism career, Guidi has also produced magazine features and radio documentaries for the BBC World Service in Spanish, National Public Radio, The Walrus Magazine, Guernica Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, World Vision Report, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Dispatches and Marketplace radio programs.
She’s a native of Caracas, Venezuela.
Stories by Ruxandra Guidi
Since 9/11, immigration policy has made it more complicated for many hard-working immigrants to get here, a trend that the L.A. Chamber of Commerce has noticed.
Many Salvadorans have wished fervently for a truce between the Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street gangs — a truce which finally came in March.
In Mexico, "notarios" are attorneys who give up private practice, but still help clients navigate the legal system. However, more and more "notarios" in the U.S., who have no legal authority here, have become successful immigration scammers.
Immigrant and Latino vets navigate another different level of complexity when they return home from conflict zones.
A civil rights organization has filed a class-action lawsuit against Southland carwash businesses, this time alleging pay, health and safety violations.
The July 1 Mexican presidential election is around the corner, and one of the candidates is rallying supporters here in L.A.
The California Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the State Bar has the authority to license an undocumented immigrant.
A California bill would grant state work permits to tens of thousands of undocumented workers who are already doing agricultural and service work.
In an effort to get more of them involved in American life, a citizenship/voter drive is reaching out to those who have been here the longest.
there is growing speculation that his views may alienate more conservative Latinos, but some argue that an anti-gay marriage stance is mainly generational.
One out of every three graduating seniors at Cal State Fullerton identifies as Hispanic, making it the top CA school to award diplomas to Hispanics.
Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S.-Mexico border has been the epicenter of the federal government’s beef-up of security and immigration enforcement. The Border Patrol now says it’s time to shift its approach.
A new program is the first in L.A. County to offer preventive, primary and urgent health care to restaurant workers who are largely undocumented.
Newly released footage related to the death of a migrant has bolstered activists claim that federal agents have used excessive force at the U.S.-Mexico border.
New Census data show the country's Asian-American population is among the most socio-economically diverse, and among the fastest growing communities in the U.S.