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Tracey Eaton
Works at Flagler College
Attended Rutgers College
Lives in Palm Coast, Florida


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Please watch and share my video about threatened Amazon Indians.
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Please watch my video about the Huaorani Indians and help get out the word. Thanks!
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I started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to supplement what I've raised on Vourno for my proposed Tribe in Trouble project. My goal is to reach new potential contributors. The Indiegogo campaign includes something new: perks for contributors. I'll let you know how it works out.
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Amazing video. I hadn't ever seen a puma captured quite like that. If you get the chance, please watch my video:
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The South American cats are relatively recents arrivals from Noth America which crossed down here on the formation of the land bridge between these two continents just 3 millions years ago. Cat are emblems of the Rainforest f...
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Journalist, photographer, assistant professor
  • Flagler College
    Assistant professor, 2007 - present
  • Fort Collins Coloradoan
    Staff writer, 1983 - 1986
  • Tampa Tribune
    Staff writer, 1986 - 1986
  • Miami Herald
    Staff writer, 1987 - 1990
  • Orange County Register
    Staff writer, 1990 - 1993
  • Dallas Morning News
    Foreign correspondent, 1993 - 2005
  • Fort Myers News-Press
    Staff Writer, 1986 - 1987
  • Houston Chronicle
    Mexico/border editor, 2005 - 2006
  • Houston Chronicle
    Metropolitan editor, 2006 - 2007
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Palm Coast, Florida
Colorado - Kansas - Iowa - Minnesota - Nebraska - Pennsylvania - New Jersey - California - Florida - Mexico - Cuba - Ecuador - Texas - Antalya, Turkey
Florida journalist
Tracey Eaton is an assistant professor at Flagler College. He teaches writing, communication and photography classes.
Eaton was the Dallas Morning News bureau chief in Cuba from 2000 to early 2005. Before that, he headed the paper’s Mexico City bureau.
Eaton, a former Fulbright scholar, has been a journalist and photographer since 1983. He travels to Havana regularly.

In 2008, he created a Cuba blog called Along the Malecón. In 2010 and again in 2011, Eaton received a Pulitzer Center grant to support his reporting in Cuba. He has been investigating U.S.-financed democracy programs in Cuba. His first Pulitzer Center-sponsored piece was published in the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald and the Houston Chronicle (download PDF).

In December 2010, Eaton created an investigative journalism website called the Cuba Money Project.

In August 2012, Eaton published a 181-page book called “Cuban Thunder: Harley-Davidson in Cuba.” The multimedia book was designed for iPad and contains more than 1,150 photos.

In May 2012, Eaton traveled to Syracuse University for a four-day multimedia workshop sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association. His wife, Maira, kindly agreed to be interviewed for one of Eaton’s first videos, “Stitching a Dream.”

Eaton began posting videos to Vimeo in April 2011. They had recorded 2.6 million “loads” and 44,755 “plays” as of October 2012.

In September 2012, Eaton released an hour-long documentary called, “Las Damas de Blanco and their fight for the streets of Cuba.” Mauricio Claver-Carone, creator of a blog called Capitol Hill Cubans, wrote:

"As the Castro regime targets The Ladies in White (Las Damas de Blanco) in a violent crackdown, a timely new documentary sheds further light on the courageous pro-democracy movement. Along the Malecon’s Tracey Eaton has released a new documentary entitled, 'La Damas and Their Fight for the Streets of Cuba.' The footage is quite extraordinary."

In October 2012, América TeVe, a Spanish-language cable channel in Miami, featured Eaton’s exclusive interview with a fugitive Cuban spy for straight four days.

In January 2013, Eaton began writing a series of articles and sharing them with the non-profit Center for Democracy in the Americas. The group, based in Washington, D.C., seeks alternatives to U.S. restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba.

Eaton has been a staff writer at seven daily newspapers, including the Miami Herald. He was metropolitan editor at the Houston Chronicle before moving to Florida.
Since 2010, he has written freelance articles for the Florida Center for Investigative Journalism, USA Today, Junior Scholastic, CubaNews, Madrid-based Cubaencuentro and other publications.

Eaton is also interested in Ecuador. As a Fulbright scholar, he went there in 1981 to study the myths and legends of primitive Indians.
In 2010, he returned to Ecuador’s eastern jungle, where oil exploitation, illegal logging and colonists threaten the Huaorani Indians and other natives.

Eaton is fluent in Spanish. His story about the late dissident leader Oswaldo Payá was published in Spanish in the September issue of Voces, an independent pro-democracy magazine based in Cuba (download PDF, see page 50).

Eaton is a regular guest on the University of West Indies’ NewsTALK 93FM radio in Jamaica.
He has conducted journalism workshops in Guatemala, Bolivia and Nicaragua, and has been an invited speaker at conferences in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba.
To contact Eaton for speaking engagements or story assignments, please email him at See samples of his writing here or here.
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Left a perfectly good newspaper job in 2007 to try something new.
  • Rutgers College
    Political science/Spanish, 1977 - 1981
  • Temple University
    Journalism, 1981 - 1983
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico
    Political science/Spanish, 1979 - 1980
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