FORA.tv Speaker - Gerado Reyes Copello
Gerardo Reyes Copello is the Director of Univision News' Investigative Unit at Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. For years, Reyes has covered the drug-trafficking issue and his reporting has revealed numerous cases of government corruption and financial scandals in Latin America. Some of his reports on the exploitation of farm workers, human trafficking and human rights violations in countries like Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Colombia have triggered official investigations. He also has worked for several newspapers - El Tiempo, in Colombia, El Nuevo Herald and The Miami Herald in Florida - and has been editorial advisor for Semana, Poder and Gatopardo magazines. He is the author of several books, including Don Julio Mario, an unauthorized biography of the most powerful man in Colombia, and Our Man in the DEA, the story of a U.S. government intermediary who recruited drug traffickers to turn them over to the authorities. Born in Colombia, Reyes studied law in Bogotá. His work has been recognized with several honors, including the 2004 Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University and he was part of the Miami Herald team that received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
04.15.12 | 01:23:06 min
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