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Special Reports

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International reporting project publishes five reports linking journalist deaths to drug cartel violence in Mexico

Sixty journalists from 25 media outlets in 18 countries got involved in The Cartel Project, which investigated the vested interests behind the murders of journalists who covered violence and organized crime in Mexico.

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Mexican journalist photographs intimate objects of murdered colleagues to pay them tribute with the Vestiges Project

Proyecto Vestigios launched on December 6. This photojournalistic project was created by Félix Márquez of Veracruz, Mexico, and tells the story of seven journalists murdered in his state between 2011 and 2015.

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GIJN’s Pick: 2020’s Best Investigative Stories from Latin America

This round-up highlights some of the top investigative stories produced in Spanish by Latin American media outlets in 2020. Deep-dive investigations into important but often overlooked topics: stories about femicides in Mexico, COVID-19’s impact in the Amazon, and Latin America’s untold migrant chronicles.

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InSight Crime celebrates 10 years of in-depth reporting on organized crime in Latin America

InSight Crime is a hybrid organization, “part media, part think tank and part academic research institution,” as the founders describe it. Its focus is organized crime that runs through much of the Americas.

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Series of reports from Quinto Elemento Lab shows the limbo facing migrants in southern Mexico due to the pandemic

Between July and August this series of Quinto Elemento Lab, “Migrar bajo las reglas del COVID”, managed to answer a piece of the puzzle: what was happening with the migrants?