The New York Times appointed Maria Abi-Habib correspondent and Natalia Kitraeva Mexico City Bureau Chief.
Abi-Habib focuses on Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Abi-Habib most recently served as bureau chief in Mexico City and before that was a roaming correspondent in South Asia. She worked at The Wall Street Journal for more than seven years, where she served as Afghanistan and Middle East correspondent. She reported on the Gulf stock markets and economy for the Journal/Dow Jones Newswires. Abi-Habib graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science.
Kitraev previously worked as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City. In his new role, Kitraef will manage news in the region. Prior to that, she reported on the economy and heavy industry, and reported for the Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg Businessweek. Kitraeff holds a BA from Princeton University.