"He cofounded the International Relations Center (IRC) in 1979, and joined CIP in 2007. Over the 28 years at the IRC (initially called the Inter-Hemispheric Resource Center), he founded its Foreign Policy In Focus and RightWeb programs and played a leading role in the IRC's U.S.-Mexico, borderlands, Global Good Neighbor, and Americas projects. Before cofounding the IRC, Barry edited an alternative, investigative biweekly (Seer's Rio Grande Weekly) and was an investigative reporter for the Navajo Times. He also cofounded New Mexico People & Energy.
"Barry has authored or co-authored more than twenty books on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, food aid, the United Nations, free trade and U.S. foreign policy. These include The Great Divide: Challenge of U.S.-Mexico Relations in the 1990s (Grove Press), Feeding the Crisis: U.S. Food Aid and Farm Policy in Central America (University of Nebraska), The Next Fifty Years: The United Nations and the United States, and the award-winning Zapata’s Revenge: Free Trade and the Farm Crisis in Mexico (South End Press). He has also edited volumes on foreign policy such as Global Focus: U.S. Foreign policy at the Turn of the Millennium (St. Martin’s Press)." 
He writes for CIP's Americas Program, and blogs at: http://borderlinesblog.blogspot.com/