Latin American journalists receive King of Spain prizes

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  • April 13, 2010

By Maira Magro

Journalists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico received the King of Spain International Journalism Prizes sponsored by EFE and Spain's international development agency. The winners, announced in January, received the prizes Tuesday from King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía, in the Casa de América in Madrid.

Argentine journalists María Arce and Paula Mercedes Lugones received the digital journalism prize for their special report about the U.S. economic crisis, "Route 66, the long road to the White House," which appeared in the digital edition of Clarín.

Brazil's Eliane Brum won the print media award for her report about the growth of Islam among Afro-Brazilians, which was published by Época magazine.

Colombian photojournalist Manuel Saldarriaga of El Colombiano newspaper received the award in his category for his images depicting the innocence of children who work in the coca-producing regions of his country.

Mexican writer Juan Villoro won the Ibero-American category for his report "The red carpet" ("La alfombra roja"), dealing with the culture surrounding Mexico's drug trade and published by El Periódico de Catalunya.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.