We are delighted to announce the hiring by Global Exchange of Marco Castillo, who will serve as lead U.S. organizer and advocacy coordinator for Stop US Arms to Mexico, beginning January 1, 2021. He also will work on Global Exchange’s Good Neighbor Project on U.S.-Mexico relations.
Marco Castillo, born in the city of Puebla, Mexico, is a human rights activist, anthropologist and political analyst, specializing in social justice in the Mexico-US region. He has led the formation of several binational non-profit organizations, including the Institute for Social and Cultural Practice and Research, the Migrant Families Popular Assembly, and the Transnational Villages Network.
Marco has consulted on binational issues for international organizations such as Open Society Foundation, Oxfam Mexico, Avina Foundation, Angelica Foundation, and Global Exchange. He is also a regular contributor and commentator for national and international media. He facilitated consultation processes for the design of Mexico City’s Constitution, Mexico’s Special Plan on Migration, and the UN’s Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration, involving civil society and local, national, and international governments. Until December 2020, he served as the representative for the Puebla State Government in New Jersey.
Marco lives in New York City with his partner Becky, his cat Silvio and loves to make and play music. Welcome, Marco!