Simeon Tegel is a British journalist based in Lima, Peru. He covers a broad range of themes across Latin America, including politics, society, culture and sport but specializes in environmental issues, development and adventure.
He is a correspondent for GlobalPost and his work also regularly appears in the British newspaper The Independent. His writing in Spanish has been published in magazines, newspapers and websites in Latin America and Spain, including El País.
He previously was a staff writer at the Press Association, in London, where he covered the Pinochet saga among numerous other national and international stories, before moving to Mexico City, where he worked as a freelance journalist for four years, increasingly focusing on sustainability issues.
Simeon has an interdisciplinary MA in Latin American Studies from UC Berkeley and translated the classic Peruvian work of history "Los Incas" to English. A rock-climber, backcountry backpacker and surfer, he would not be anywhere other than Peru.