Dawn Paley is a freelance journalist who has been reporting from South America, Central America and Mexico for over 10 years. Her writing has been published in magazines and newspapers in Canada, the US and elsewhere. Prior to writing Drug War Capitalism, Dawn's work focussed on the impacts of the extractive industries. She is an editor with the Media Co-op and is dedicated to supporting independent and grassroots media. Dawn has a Masters in Journalism from the University of British Columbia.