Mary Beth Sheridan is a correspondent covering Mexico and Central America for The Washington Post. She came to The Post in 2001 after 11 years as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times. During her career, she has been based in Rome; Bogota, Colombia; and Mexico City. Her previous assignments for The Post include covering diplomacy, homeland security and immigration. She served as deputy foreign editor from 2016 to 2018.