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Carlos ballesteros

Reporting for South Side Weekly in Chicago 


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Carlos Ballesteros is a journalist from Chicago. Starting in June 2020, Ballesteros joined Injustice Watch, a nonprofit newsroom in Chicago, as a staff reporter covering the criminal justice system and immigration enforcement in the Midwest.

Prior to Injustice Watch, Ballesteros spent two years at the Chicago Sun-Times covering immigrant and working-class communities of color on the South and West sides of the city as part of the inaugural cohort for Report for America.

Ballesteros was also a breaking news reporter for Newsweek in New York and a freelancer for In These Times and The Nation. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Examples of his work include:

Pilsen Schools hollow out at neighborhood gentrifies

This is the story behind one of Pilsen’s disappearing murals

‘We deserve to be remembered:’ High school students push Chicago History Museum to better represent Latinos¬†