Author: Annie Correal

Bio: Annie Correal is a reporter based in New York, where she has covered crime, immigration and breaking news for The New York Times and El Diario, and contributed radio pieces to WNYC, NPR and This American Life. She is working on a new, Spanish language storytelling podcast, Radio Ambulante ( scheduled to launch in 2012. Annie was born in Bogota and raised between California and Colombia.


Slipping Away: Livelihood and Way-of-Life Fade for Immigrant Fishermen in the Gulf

Posted on: 21 Jun 2010

“It ain’t no more about commercial fishermen, it’s about becoming an oil company man,” says a local fisherman with Spanish roots who is feeling the impact of the BP oil spill and the clean-up effort.

Labor Secretary Outlines Policy Toward Immigrant Workers in the Gulf

Posted on: 14 Jun 2010

On a visit to Louisiana, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said the federal government plans to protect workers’ rights during the oil spill cleanup – regardless of their immigration status.

Radio Messages to a Captive Audience

Posted on: 07 Jun 2010

10 years ago, Feet in Two Worlds contributor Annie Correal was living in the United States when her father was kidnapped in Columbia by the FARC guerrillas. Her story just aired on This American Life.

Special Report: Amid Oil Spill Crisis, U.S. Authorities Search for Undocumented Immigrant Cleanup Workers

Posted on: 04 Jun 2010

Federal immigration officials have been visiting command centers on the Gulf Coast to check the immigration status of Hispanic response workers hired by BP and its contractors.

Latino Immigrants Embrace Herbalife

Posted on: 24 May 2010

Green doorways are the only signs of a weight-loss business that’s quietly thriving around the country, and sustained largely by the Hispanic community.

Immigrant Leaders on Long Island Relieved at Guilty Verdict in Lucero Case

Posted on: 20 Apr 2010

There had been concern that a predominantly white jury might free 19-year old Jeffrey Conroy in the hate crime that took the life of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero.

Overlooked: Indigenous Mexican Immigrants and the 2010 Census

Posted on: 15 Apr 2010

The Census Bureau printed instructional materials in some 60 languages this year, but Mixotec, Mayan, Zapotec or any other indigenous Mexican language were not among them.

Survey Shows Hispanic Immigrants Got the Census Message

Posted on: 06 Apr 2010

A poll of nearly 1000 people found that that Spanish-speaking immigrants are more likely than U.S.-born Hispanics to mail back their census forms.

No Count, No Funds: Minorities in Bushwick Suffer the Consequences of a Census Undercount

Posted on: 16 Mar 2010

After low participation in the 2000 Census, one Brooklyn neighborhood struggles to provide its predominantly Hispanic residents with basic services. Also: Reporter Annie Correal on The Brian Lehrer Show.

Hey, the Census Can Be Fun! WNYC‘s Brian Lehrer Proves It on a Show on Hard-To-Count Immigrants

Posted on: 11 Mar 2010

Amid talk of statistics and maps of hard-to-count neighborhoods, guests on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show find time to show a little humor.