Juan Carlos Hidalgo is a Costa Rican public policy analyst. His articles have been published in US media such as the International New York Times, Miami Herald, Forbes, Huffington Post, New York Post and leading Latin American newspapers such as El País (Spain), La Nación (Argentina), El Tiempo (Colombia), El Universal (Mexico) and El Mercurio (Chile). He is a columnist for La Nación, the main newspaper in Costa Rica. He also regularly participates as a commentator in international media such as CNN in Spanish, NTN24, France24, Voice of America, among others. He graduated in International Relations at the National University of Costa Rica and has a master’s degree in International Trade and Public Policy from George Mason University.