A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, Hector has worked at the Times on and off since the late 1980s, working his way up from the The Times' suburban bureaus to is national and foreign desks. Most recently he was The Times mexico City bureau chief. He's fluent in English and Spanish, and can get around in Portuguese. He also knows six words in Arabic and can order a cheese omelet in French.
Hector has a Master in Fine Arts from UC IRvine, has written three books and is the father of three children".
Biography - Courtesy LA Times.
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