AP Names Alejandro Manrique New Spanish Deputy Editor

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MEXICO CITY -- Journalist Alejandro Manrique has been appointed the new Deputy Latin America Editor for Spanish Services for The Associated Press. Manrique will be based in Mexico City where he will oversee a team of about 30 editors, translators and reporters in Latin American and the United States, according to a report in BusinessWeek. 

Manrique, 41, has worked as executive editor of Que Pasa in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2007. Before that, he was managing editor of Spanish newspaper Rumbo de San Antonio. 

Manrique, a native of Colombia, was awarded the National Association of Hispanic Publications Jose Marti Silver Award for an editorial in Que Pasa, and the New America Media Award for best in-language editorial