Caimán Journalism Training, Inc. is a nonprofit organization formed to design and implement training and capacity-building programs for Cuban independent journalists. We provide access to tools, training, and opportunities that help them build a press that is freer, more effective, and more independent.

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The Team

Nicolás Antonio Jiménez — Chairman and executive director

Jiménez has had experience at the Columbia Missourian, ¡Adelante!, Radio ¡Adelante!, Global Journalist, and PODER (U.S. and Miami editions). He also served on the board of directors at Raíces de Esperanza, a nonprofit focused on youth empowerment in Cuba, for three years.

Jiménez holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Carlos Rodríguez — Director

Rodríguez’s diverse experiences include work in political campaigns, business management, music, event planning and magazine journalism.

He is currently an events coordinator for Cigar Snob magazine.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in music industry studies from Loyola University New Orleans.


Carolina Escalera — Director

Escalera has has worked for Al Jazeera English, The Associated Press, Hispanic Link News Service and Latina Style Magazine. She was a reporter for ¡Adelante! and a founder, producer, and host of Radio ¡Adelante!.

As an Institute for International Public Policy fellow, she completed media research in Brazil, where she explored journalism as a tool of empowerment for marginalized youth.

Escalera is currently a reporter for Argus Media, an energy news service in Houston. She holds bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.