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Connie Watson

Connie Watson

Connie Watson is CBC's Latin America correspondent based in Mexico City.

Since 2004, Watson has travelled throughout the region reporting on the changing continent - from unrest in Haiti, to Fidel Castro's passing of the torch in Cuba to the rise of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela - for CBC Radio News, CBC Television and CBC.ca.

Prior to her posting in Mexico, Watson reported extensively from danger zones in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She was part of a small team which produced CBC Radio's ground-breaking

specials "Afghanistan:The Sky Cries Blood" and "Afghanistan: Threads of Hope". The former won a gold medal at the New York Festival and the prestigious United Nations award for international reporting.

During her career with CBC, Watson has specialized in environmental and scientific issues, travelling throughout the North American west and into the Arctic to produce stories and documentaries on everything from the early effects of global warming to the controversy over oil and gas exploration.

Watson also spent seven years as a political reporter in CBC Radio's Parliamentary Bureau where she specialized in health and legal affairs, as well as agricultural and environmental issues. Prior to joining the CBC, Watson was a foreign correspondent for NBC in London, England.

Watson was born and raised in northern Alberta's Peace River country. After receiving a degree in journalism, she studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and travelled to Chile after winning a FOCAL fellowship.

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