Based out of Puerto Rico, Carlos Edill Berríos Polanco is the Caribbean Correspondent at Latino Rebels. He got his start in journalism by posting on-the-ground coverage of Puerto Rico’s protests to social media after being inspired by the many citizen journalists who covered the George Floyd Uprisings in 2020. He mainly covers civil unrest, political corruption, and climate, while also researching the ways in which extremist groups use apocalyptic narratives to further entrench their members within their ideology.
Carlos previously worked for Comic Book Resources as a freelance features writer and has written for Uppercut! and the now-defunct JumpCut PLAY. His photography and video work has appeared in Latino Rebels, NBC News, Telemundo, Gizmodo, and the documentary El Apagón – Aquí Vive Gente. He’s a proud member of the International Workers of the World Freelance Journalists Union.
Under the banner of Wired for Weird, Carlos makes video essays that spotlight the intersection of cyberspace, philosophy, and conflict through detailed analysis of pop culture.