Boris Muñoz, is a Venezuelan journalist and writer with a Ph.D. in Hispanic American Literature and Culture from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He has worked as an investigative reporter, feature writer and columnist, and been a Nieman Fellow and a fellow in the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He was a New York correspondent for Venezuela’s El Nacional, chief editor of Nueva Sociedad, and editorial director of Exceso, an investigative journalism magazine in Venezuela. His books include La ley de la calle, Más allá de la ciudad letrada and Despachos del imperio. Muñoz has been awarded the Fernando LázaroCarreter International Award for Journalism and a La Frontera Institute Grant at Dartmouth College. As a fellow at the Latin American Initiative of the Carr Center, Muñoz researched and documented the illegal detention of judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni in Venezuela and is coordinated the Carr Center’s efforts to liberate her, conducted in association with MIT professor Noam Chomsky.