FORA.tv Speaker - Ricardo Sandoval Palos
Sandoval Palos was named project manager at The Center for Public Integrity's International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in February, 2010. Before joining The Center, he was assistant city editor at the Sacramento Bee, where he supervised environment, science, and regional development coverage. He was also the paper's weekend city editor.
At The Bee his team covered stories such as the H1N1 flu outbreak in California, the causes of several incidents of food-borne illness, the daunting task of overhauling the region's transportation infrastructure, and the impact of climate change in particular its effect on the critical water supplies from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Before joining The Bee, Sandoval Palos was a Latin America correspondent, based in Mexico City, for the Dallas Morning News and Knight Ridder Newspapers. In Mexico he wrote about drug trafficking and the serial murders of women in Ciudad Juarez. In Venezuela he reported on the rise and fall and rebound of Hugo Chavez and in Colombia he covered failed peace talks between the government and FARC rebels. Sandoval Palos' career has spanned three decades and includes award-winning coverage of the savings and loan scandal and the deregulation of public utility companies.
He was born in Mexico and raised in San Diego, California. He's a graduate of Humboldt State University in Northern California.
04.16.10 | 01:17:00 min
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