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The Mercury Route

04 Aug 2022

This investigation, one of the winners of the 2022 GRID-Arendal Investigative Environmental Journalism Grants, This two-part investigation shows the mercury route from Mexico to hundreds of indigenous lands in Peru and Bolivia. Why, despite being banned worldwide, is this product so readily available in Latin America?

About the authors

Daniel Wizenberg studied political science at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). He has written two books: Los que Esperan, following the route of migrants and refugees around the world, and Corea: Dos Caras Extremas, about his trip to North Korea. Wizenberg is a co-founder of Revista Late, where he reports on international news and human rights issues. He worked as a researcher with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and reported on successful refugees living in Argentina. He also worked with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), helping to create media outlets in countries with freedom-of-speech challenges. In his work for Survival International, the global movement for Indigenous people, his research helped expose crimes toward tribal people.

Social media

Twitter: @daniwizen

Instagram: @daniwiza

Alejandro Saldivar, photo author and Mexico article co-author, works as a reporter and photographer for Proceso news magazine in Mexico City. He studied for a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and a master's degree in Latin American studies at UNAM, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in art history. He is a founder, teacher, and member of the editorial board of LATE.

Social media

Twitter: @alsaldivar

Instagram: @alsaldivar

Status: Completed

Type: Investigative Journalism Grants

Author: Daniel Wizenberg, Alejandro Saldivar

Year of publication: 2022

Publisher: Revista LATE

Tags: Investigative Environmental Journalism

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