Irene Caselli

Irene Caselli

Irene Caselli is a multimedia journalist reporting for international outlets including the BBC, Deutsche Welle, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. After a decade in Latin America, working for the BBC in Ecuador, Venezuela, and Argentina, she is now based in her home country, Italy.

A narrow Italian street flanked by four-story apartment buildings painted blue and pink.

Will ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Gentrify a Naples Neighborhood?

Residents of Rione Luzzatti never expected it to become a tourist destination. Then Elena Ferrante set her bestselling novels there.

People cross Corrientes Avenue in Buenos Aires at night, with the Obelisk in the background.

Buenos Aires's Waterfront 'Youth District' Stirs Debate

Argentina’s capital hopes to revitalize part of its riverfront, but critics say the plan is socially exclusive, too commercial, and environmentally risky.

Why Gated Communities Are Still Booming in Buenos Aires

Pricey downtown real estate and safety concerns are among the factors.

Putting Slums on the Map

Activists in Buenos Aires seek to improve conditions by including marginalized neighborhoods on official maps.

This 81-Year-Old Teaches Kids to Climb Mountains

Fabián Zurita started hiking in 1950. Sixty-five years later, he’s still introducing city kids to Ecuador’s natural beauty and encouraging them to test their limits.

The Senior Ballerinas of Buenos Aires

For 20 years, members of Ballet 40/90 have entertained audiences in Argentina’s capital, rediscovering a passion many assumed they had outgrown.

The Realism of Elena Ferrante's Naples

As the last novel in the author’s acclaimed Neapolitan series is published, a native sheds light on growing up there.

Can These Colorful Garbage Trucks Make Trash Collection ... Cool?

Valparaiso, Chile's third-largest city, is tackling its garbage problem with a new fleet of brightly painted trucks.

Fighting for Basic Services, and News, in the Slums

The media project Mundo Villa chronicles life good and bad in the informal settlements of Buenos Aires.

How Argentina's 'Loony Radio' Is Changing Attitudes About Mental Health

Broadcast from inside a mental hospital, Buenos Aires' Radio La Colifata challenges preconceptions about mental illness.

How Costumed Tours Helped Transform Quito

By stirring pride in Ecuador's history, the tour group Quito Eterno contributed to the revival of its capital city.

Running to Safety in Caracas

The popular jogging group Runners Venezuela wants to reclaim the streets after dark.