Telemundo and NBC News announced jointly today that Jorge Castañeda is joining both networks as Latin American Policy Analyst. Castañeda begins his role in April 2012 and will contribute reports to Telemundo, NBC News and MSNBC shows and on-line platforms. Castañeda was Foreign Minister of Mexico from 2000 to 2003, where he focused on diverse issues in U.S.-Mexican relations, including migration, trade, security, and narcotics control; joint diplomatic initiatives on the part of Latin American nations; and the promotion of Mexican economic and trade relations globally. Castañeda is a member of the Board of Human Rights Watch, has authored numerous books, and is a regular columnist for the Mexican daily Reforma, the Spanish dialy El País, and TIME magazine. He also currently serves as a Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. Born in Mexico City, Castañeda received undergraduate degrees from both Princeton University and Universite de Paris-I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), an M.A. from the Ecole Pratique de Hautes Etudes, and his Ph.D. in Economic History from the University of Paris 1. Castañeda currently resides in Mexico City and New York.