Alex Leff Alex Leff is a digital editor on NPR's International Desk, helping oversee coverage from journalists around the world for its growing Internet audience.
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Alex Leff

Digital Editor, International Desk

Alex Leff is a digital editor on NPR's International Desk, helping oversee coverage from journalists around the world for its growing Internet audience. He was previously a senior editor at GlobalPost and PRI, where he wrote stories and edited the work of international correspondents.

Among his proud achievements, Leff helped edit GlobalPost's investigation into the Catholic Church's pattern of reshuffling priests accused of abuse into South American parishes, a series that won a Religion News Association award in 2016.

Earlier in his career, Leff reported in Spain and Costa Rica. In San José, Costa Rica, Alex was a reporter for Reuters, the online editor at The Tico Times newspaper and a correspondent with GlobalPost, among other outlets.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Leff earned a master's in journalism in Spanish at the University of Barcelona in conjunction with Columbia University.

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Wednesday

Colombian President Gustavo Petro (center right) attends an International Workers' Day rally in Bogotá, Colombia, on Wednesday. Jair F. Coll/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

A man holds a poster with a portrait of opposition leader Alexei Navalny during a protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin on Friday. Navalny, who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests as President Vladimir Putin's fiercest foe, died Friday in the Arctic penal colony, Russia's prison agency said. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Monday

An Israeli air force F-35 warplane flies over during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in Hatzerim air force base near the city of Beersheba, Israel, June 29, 2023. Tsafrir Abayov/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

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QUSRA, WEST BANK — Sisters, wives, mothers, and cousins of the village of Qusra gather to mourn their Palestinian loved ones killed by armed Israeli settlers just days after the Oct. 7th Hamas attack. Click here for the full story. Tanya Habjouqa / NOOR for NPR hide caption

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Friday

French Ambassador to the United Nations Nicolas de Rivière (center) and other representatives raise their hands in favor of a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza during a U.N. Security Council meeting in New York on Friday. The U.S. vetoed it. Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

Monday

A harvester collects wheat in Ukraine, on Aug. 9, 2022. On Monday, Russia suspended its participation in a wartime deal brokered by the U.N. and Turkey that was designed to move food from Ukraine to parts of the world where millions are going hungry. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption

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Monday

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson shake hands in front of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg prior to their meeting, on the eve of a NATO summit, in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Monday. Yves Herman/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference ahead of a NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday. Russia's war in Ukraine will top the agenda when NATO leaders meet in the Lithuanian capital on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mindaugas Kulbis/AP hide caption

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Monday

Monday

Members of the Wagner Group sit atop of a tank in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Saturday. President Vladimir Putin said an armed mutiny by Wagner mercenaries was a "stab in the back" and that the group's chief, Yevgeny Prigozhin, had betrayed Russia. Prigozhin later called off his group's action and the Kremlin said he would go to Belarus. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

Monday

In this image made from video provided by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Sunday, a Ukrainian soldier poses for the camera with his finger to his lips. The video shows troops gesturing for silence suggesting that no formal announcement of a possible counteroffensive against Russia will be made. Text appears in the video saying: "Plans love silence. There will be no announcement of the start." Ukrainian Defense Ministry via AP hide caption

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Friday

At Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, the royal family pose at Westminster Abbey in London on June 2, 1953. Universal History Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to a regional governor via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 21, 2022. The International Criminal Court said Friday it has issued an arrest warrant for Putin and his children's rights commissioner for possible war crimes. Gavriil Grigorov/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Putin

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Monday

Brazil's Supreme Court building is seen through a broken window of the Planalto presidential building in Brasília on Monday, a day after supporters of Brazil's far-right ex-president, Jair Bolsonaro, invaded the Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court. Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bolsonaro lays low in Florida as Brazil cracks down on riots by his supporters

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Wednesday

A street sign reads "Donetsk People Republic's Square" in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, after authorities renamed the address after a pro-Russian separatist region in Ukraine in June. Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russia and the U.S. engage in name-calling — over the U.S. Embassy's Moscow address

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Thursday

Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya raises his phone and shakes it toward the Russian representative, imploring him to call off the war. Screen shot/C-SPAN hide caption

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Friday

Denis Pushilin, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, an area controlled by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, speaks to journalists on May 5, 2021. Alexei Alexandrov/AP hide caption

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Thursday

A supporter of presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi shows her hand with writing in Persian that reads "Raisi," during a rally in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday. He is the country's hard-line judiciary chief and is closely aligned with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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Sunday

Sunday

Amin Nasser, president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, speaks during the fourth edition of the Future Investment Initiative conference at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Jan. 27, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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