ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Mexico Confirms 2 Dead In Egypt Air Strike, Pledges Support for Families

Mexico Confirms 2 Dead In Egypt Air Strike, Pledges Support for Families

Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu has confirmed in apress conference Monday that two Mexican citizens died after Egyptian forces mistakenly killed 12 people who were in a tourist convoy visiting the country. The Secretary added that six Mexican tourists are in an Egyptian hospital outside of Cairo.

"It is noteworthy that the six Mexicans are reported stable," the Secretary said, "However, with indignation and deep regret, I must report that at this time we have enough information to confirm the deaths of two people."

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Chileans Use Social Media to Let Loved Ones Know They Are Safe

Chileans Use Social Media to Let Loved Ones Know They Are Safe

Colombia Will Present a Formal Protest Over Violation of Its Airspace

Colombia Will Present a Formal Protest Over Violation of Its Airspace