Iván Carrillo

Iván Carrillo

General editor


Iván Carrillo (CDMX, 1970). Journalist, editor and TV host specialized in science, health and the environment. He is co-founder and co-director of Historias sin Fronteras and En Común (podcast). He is a member of the 2016-17 generation of the MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship and is part of the National Geographic Society's global community of Explorers. As well, Ivan is the general editor of the Tec Review platform specialized in science, innovation and entrepreneurship and is the head of the Ibero-American Scientific and Cultural News (NCC) that is broadcast in 20 countries and three languages. Recently he launched the Aquatic Atlas program on YouTube dedicated to the conservation of the oceans. He has collaborated with the most important national media and his reports in Natgeo (LA) and Newsweek en Español have been recognized with the most outstanding awards in Mexico.

Iván Carrillo

Lynne Walker



S. Lynne Walker is the president and executive director of InquireFirst and co-founder of Historias sin Fronteras, which was established in 2019 to provide reporting grants to science, health and environment writers in Latin America.

Lynne is a Pulitzer Prize finalist who spent much of her career reporting from Mexico, where she served as Mexico City Bureau Chief from 1992 to 2008 for San Diego, Calif.-based Copley News Service.

Her four-part series on a small Illinois town transformed by immigration, “Beardstown: Reflection of a Changing America,” was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. She was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2005 for her outstanding coverage of Latin America.

As executive director of InquireFirst, which she founded in 2016, Lynne continues to travel to Latin America to work with colleagues on new ways to produce in-depth reporting on science, health and the environment and conduct investigative reporting. She has instructed Spanish-language journalism workshops in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina and Ecuador.

Lynne also launched Bajo la Lupa, a grant program to support investigative reporting in Latin America and she is the co-founder of En Común: Conocimiento en Voz Viva, a Spanish-language radio program that reports on science, health and the environment for rural and indigenous audiences in Mexico.

Alice de Souza

Alice de Souza


Brazilian journalist, Human Rights specialist (2013), who earned a master's degree in Creative Industries in 2019. Alice is an editor and project coordinator at Énois Laboratório de Periodismo and researcher at Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (Abraji). She has worked as a reporter for Diario de Pernambuco for ten years, where she has specialized in covering urban development, human rights and health issues. She is a contributor to the independent journalism agency Retruco, the TAB Uol and Lunetas portals. She has published in The Intercept Brasil, Agência Pública, El País Brasil, and Vice News.

Her work has been recognized in more than 40 local, national and international awards, and she was twice the winner of the Cristina Tavares Award and finalist in the 2nd, 5th and 9th edition of the Roche Journalism Award in Health. She was the most awarded journalist in the northeastern Brazil in 2018 and 2019. In addition, she has won the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge in Latin America, with Sistema Jornal do Commercio de Comunicação (SJCC), and selected by the Fund for Drug Research and New Narratives, convened by the Gabo Foundation and Open Society Foundations.

Alice is a former fellow of Cosecha Roja, the Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) and Knight Lupa. She is also recognized as a Child Friendly Journalist by Andi Comunicação e Direitos and is a member of the 3rd Generation of Distintas Latitudes’ Latin American Network of Young Journalists.

She is also the author of the book O Grande Boato (Alice de Souza, 2021).

Héctor Villa León

Héctor Villa León


Venezuelan journalist, graduated from Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta (Maracaibo, 2013), who holds a degree in Political Marketing from Universidad Arturo Michelena (2014), and in Human Rights from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2020).

He is co-founder of the journalism project Cápsula Migrante, with which he offers information to the migrant and refugee community residing in Peru via Whatsapp groups.

Héctor received a scholarship from the Facebook Journalism Project to attend the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY).

His work has been published in Historias Sin Fronteras, InquireFirst, Ojo Público, Efecto Cocuyo, Cinco8, Venezuela Migrante and La Vida de Nos.

Héctor co-authored a Historias Sin Fronteras cross-border project in 2021 titled Adrift: Venezuelan Migration and Mental Health which was a finalist for Refugee Reporting in the One World Media Awards.

Jhoandry Suárez

Jhoandry Suárez


Jhoandry Suárez has a degree in Social Communication, with a mention in Print Journalism, from the Universidad del Zulia (2017), and experience working at several Venezuelan media organizations including Diario Panorama, La Vida de Nos, Papagayo News and Efecto Cocuyo. He is currently a fact-checker for RedCheq and Colombiacheck.

In 2019, he founded the platform Venezuela Al Minuto (VAM) which shares information through Whatsapp and Telegram to its 50,000 subscribers. In coordination with Cápsula Migrante, Jhoandry also launched the Migrantes Informados campaign, designed for Venezuelans in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and which in 2021 focused on Covid-19 vaccination issues.

In 2021, Jhoandry won the Puentes de Comunicación II Escuela Cocuyo grant, supported by DW Akademie and the German Federal Foreign Office, for the publication of a project on migrants and housing rights in Colombia. He also received the Internews Health Journalism Network grant on Solutions Journalism on sexual and reproductive health and rights for a project on pregnant migrant women's access to maternity services in Colombia.

Zoila Antonio Benito

Zoila Antonio Benito


Peruvian journalist, graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Lima, 2020). Specialist in gender-sensitive journalism, fact-checking, music and human rights. Zoila worked as editor and proofreader of Diario La República's website (Peru). She has written reports from Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, United States, United Kingdom, Spain and Peru, and participated in transnational investigations. The last of these was Resistencias migrantes, where the labor rights of women and LGBTIQ+ populations in Latin America are made visible. She has also participated in the book Sabor peruano, travesías musicales (Publishing house Universidad de Guadalajara, 2021).

She is member of the 5th Generation of Distintas Latitudes’ Latin American Network of Young Journalists, the Dialoga Network of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Network of Feminist Journalists of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Ibero-American Network of Music Journalists.

Zoila is the founder and director of La Antígona, a Peruvian journalism platform that seeks to make women and LGBTIQ+ populations visible through visual, cross-border, audio and collaborative journalism with a gender-sensitive approach. Through the La Antígona platform, she has been a winner of the Rapid Response Fund of Chicas Poderosas, Internews and Fundamedios, and semifinalist of the GNI Startups of Sembramedia and Google News Initiative.


  • Rafael Martins
    Photo Brazil
  • Charlie Cordero
    Photo Colombia
  • Miguel Vásquez
    Photo Peru
  • Jessica X. Valenzuela
    Translation to English
  • Jerusa Rodrigues
    Translation to Portuguese
  • Miguel Ángel Garnica
    Web design