Mike Fox

 Michael Fox is a freelance journalist, translator, reporter and documentary film maker based in South America.

He is a former staff reporter for Venezuelanlaysis, a radio correspondant for Free Speech Radio News, and his articles have been published with Yes Magazine, Earth Island Journal, NACLA and The Nation online. Last year, Michael helped to co-found the internet Radio Venezuela en Vivo, which broadcasted live coverage from Venezuela's Constitutional Reform Referendum.
Based in between Venezuela and Brazil, Michael has for many years been researching and covering the growth in the region's participatory democracy- cooperatives, Brazil's participatory budgeting and Venezuela's communal councils. Michael co-authered his first full length documentary film "Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas", which was released in September 2008. It takes viewers across the Americas to attempt to answer one of the most important questions of our time: What is Democracy?
Topics covered
  • Grassroots Voices from the Bolivarian Revolution
  • Participatory Democracy and Cooperatives in Venezuela and Brazil
  • Brazil's participatory budgeting and Venezuela's communal councils
  • Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas
  • Building Popular Power in Venezuela
  • Latin American Social Movements & Progressive Governments
If you would like to plan a speaking event with Mike Fox or Silvia Leindecker, please email him at mike [at] beyondelections [dot] com