Tracey Eaton is a freelance journalist in Florida. He was the Dallas Morning News bureau chief in Cuba from 2000 to early 2005. Before that, he headed the paper’s Mexico City bureau.
Eaton has been a journalist and photographer since 1983. He was a Fulbright scholar in Ecuador, where he carried out a field study on the myths and legends of primitive Indians. He has conducted journalism workshops in Guatemala, Bolivia and Nicaragua, and has been an invited speaker at conferences in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba. Eaton has been a staff writer at seven daily newspapers, including the Miami Herald. He was metropolitan editor at the Houston Chronicle before moving to Florida, where he is an assistant professor at Flagler College. He writes a blog called Along the Malecón and travels to Havana regularly.