Mike Damiano is a general assignment reporter. Before joining the Globe in 2022, he was a contributing editor with Boston magazine, where his stories won awards from the National City and Regional Magazine Association for reporting and civic journalism. Previously, he reported on energy, manufacturing, and economics in Latin America for a specialized business publisher. Early in his career, he wrote features for La Vanguardia, the Barcelona daily. He is the author of Porque la vida no basta, a biography of Spanish painter Miquel Barceló, published by Editorial Anagrama in 2012, and We Wish to Be Able to Sing, the story of a 1960s civil rights movement on Easter Island, published by The Atavist Magazine in 2021.