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Reporting on Venezuela's crumbling education system in Táchira, June 2016. Photo by Carlos García Rawlins

Reporting on Venezuela's crumbling education system in Táchira, June 2016. Photo by Carlos García Rawlins

 

Alexandra is Reuters’ Special Correspondent in Mumbai, where she reports on everything from behemoth conglomerates to the growing role of money in Indian politics.

Before that, she covered Venezuela’s dire crisis, with a particular focus on investigating the country’s opaque and corrupt state oil company. She also reported on violent street protests, mass migration, and the health crisis that swept the country.

Alexandra was a leading member of the Reuters team that won an Overseas Press Club’s award for best coverage of Latin America in 2018. The award was given for “compelling stories of the wrenching decision taken by millions of Venezuelans to leave their country in order to survive.”

Reuters named Alexandra Reporter of the Year in 2015 “for breaking through the iron-clad offices of Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA, and for a series of smart stories on how the economic crisis and food shortages have battered support for the socialist ruling party and hit the legacy of Hugo Chavez.”

Alexandra has also worked across the Americas and her native Switzerland. She speaks English, French, Spanish and rudimentary Hindi. In 2011 she graduated from Brown University with a degree in International Relations.

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E-mail: alexandra.ulmer@tr.com

 
Reuters awards in New York, March 2016.

Reuters awards in New York, March 2016.