Federico (Fred) Fuentes is Assistant Editor of Links Journal of Socialist Renewal. He is a writer for Green Left Weekly, edits the blog Bolivia Rising and is part of the Venezuelanalysis.com editorial collective. From 2007 to 2010 Fred reported for Green Left Weekly from Caracas, Venezuela. In Caracas he was based at the Fundación Centro Internacional Miranda as a resident researcher investigating twenty-first century political instruments and popular participation in public management.
Fred has co-authored three books with Marta Harnecker on the new left in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Paraguay. Fred co-authored, with Michael Fox and Roger Burbach, Latin America's Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism. His articles have appeared on ZNet, Counterpunch, MRZine, Venezuelanalysis.com, Aporrea, Rebelión, America XXI, Comuna, and other publications and websites in both Spanish and English.