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Mexican journalist wins Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism

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  • April 15, 2013

By Alejandro Martínez

Mexican journalist Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism this year, the Pulitzer Prize board announced on Monday.

Von Bretrab and the New York Times' David Barstow won the award for their articles on the widespread corruption and millionaire bribes behind the rapid expansion of Walmart in Mexico. Their stories have led to federal investigations.

According to the Pulitzer Prize's website, Von Bretrab began her career in Guadalajara, Mexico and has covered topics like drug trafficking, state corruption, political killings and human rights.

In 1992 she won Mexico's National Journalism Award for her coverage of a series of explosions in eight kilometers in the streets of Guadalajara. She has worked Mexican newspapers Reforma and Milenio, as well as magazines like Gatopardo and National Geographic. She has become an expert in the of Mexico's transparency and freedom of information platforms.

Click here to read about the other Pulitzer Prize winners this year.

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.

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