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Milagros Salazar

Investigative journalist and university professor specializing in database use. Director of investigative nonprofit newsroom Convoca based in Lima and member of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She is coordinador of Investiga Lava Jato (Investigate Lava Jato), a cross-border project with 20 journalists from 11 countries in America Latina y Africa to develop and disseminate in-depth reports on a corruption scheme that has spread in the world. Milagros has worked as a reporter and editor in various national-circulation daily newspapers in Peru, including La República, where she specialized in covering political issues and social-environmental conflicts. Published the first large-scale investigative data journalism report in IDL-Reporteros, revealing serious irregularities in Peru’s multimillion-dollar fishing industry. The investigative series was a winner of IPYS’ 2012 Latin American Investigative Journalism Award. She participated in global investigation Panama Papers, Pulitzer Prize winner.