Rini Templeton was a frequent contributor to the publications of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).
She originally teamed up with the staff in the mid-1970s to work on NACLA's Mexico Project. She designed Beyond the Border
, the book that culminated NACLA's work, and helped design a new format for the organization's magazine - still in use today. Her work gave visual beauty, artistic nuance and greater depth to NACLA's coverage of Latin America and the Caribbean. For the past 35 years, NACLA has introduced progressive activists and thinkers to one another, and has introduced their ideas, concerns and politics to a broader public. NACLA has worked to create and nurture a critical "foreign policy community" in the United States and an American "community of solidarity" that transcends national borders. The bimonthly magazine, NACLA Report on the Americas
, is the most widely read English-language magazine on Latin America.