(Mexico) Journalist and Communications graduate from Mexico’s Universidad Nacional Autónoma. She has been a presenter, commentator and interviewer on various radio and television programmes. She is the author of Uno de dos. 2006: Mexico en la encrucijada (2006), Transición: Conversaciones y retratos de lo que se hizo y se dejó de hacer por la democracia en Mexico (2010) and Marcial Maciel. Historia de un criminal (2012). She has participated as a moderator and at conferences at different academic and university forums in Mexico and abroad. She was an Electoral Advisor at the Instituto Federal Electoral for Mexico City’s elections in 1997. She has received various awards including the 2015 Gabriel García Márquez Journalism award and Maria Moors Cabot Prize (2008, Columbia University) for the defence of those who lack their own voice, and for exposing the achievements and mishaps of Mexico and the hemisphere. She was conferred the distinction of Knight of the Legion of Honour (2013), granted by the French government, in recognition of her contribution in the struggle for freedom of expression and her tireless work in favour of democracy in Mexico, and Knight of the Order of Merit (2015), granted by the German Government, for her contribution to relations between Germany and Mexico. She currently directs and presents the interview programme that bears her own name for the international channel CNN in Spanish, she works with the newspaper Reforma and runs the Internet site Aristegui Noticias, which won the Knight Prize for International Journalism (2016) from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) for exposing financial crimes and other misdemeanours at the highest levels.
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