Diego Cazar Baquero


Journalism Fund

Diego Cazar Baquero is a journalist, researcher, and writer on extractivism in the Ecuadorian provinces of Sucumbíos, Orellana, and Napo. He is also a teacher and singer.

He is director and general editor of the digital magazine La Barra Espaciadora, co-founder and member of the editorial board of the magazine LATE, and is part of Fundación Periodistas Sin Cadenas.

In 2019, he won the Jorge Mantilla Ortega National Award and was a finalist for the Gabo Prize with the investigation Frontera Cautiva, conducted by a score of journalists from three countries. He was a semifinalist for the Gabo Prize for his series of reports Abacá: esclavitud moderna en los campos de Ecuador, a work co-produced with journalist Susana Morán.

Cazar Baquero edited the journalism books De a pie (Doble Rostro Editores, 2015), El otro portal (Doble Rostro Editores, 2016), and Cuarentena. 

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