AMAZON RAINFOREST JOURNALISM FUND COORDINATOR
Born in Peru, Verónica has lived in Brazil for more than two decades working as a journalist with a dedicated focus on political, social, and environmental issues, achieving vast knowledge and excellent insight into Brazilian and South America Culture.
She served as a correspondent working for important media groups as Dow Jones, Financial Times and the Spanish Vocento, covering and writing about Brazilian politics, business and financial markets. Verónica was also the Brazil Editor of the Chile-based magazine AméricaEconomía and a researcher for the Intelligence Unit of the Chile-based news agency, Business News Americas (BNA), focusing on infrastructure, energy, biofuels and logistics.
Since 2002, she has been the Brazil correspondent for the Spanish newspaper ABC, writing from different Brazilian aspects, including the Amazon Rainforest, deforestation and conflicts against traditional communities.
In 2014, she received a Mongabay fellowship at the Special Reporting Initiatives (SRI) program, to coverageThe Social & Environmental Impacts of Foreign Development Finance in the Western Amazon. She reported for Mongabay on Ecuador and Peru, following the infrastructure money, and exploring the potential environmental, conflicts and human costs for indigenous peoples.
Holding a master's degree in history and culture, Verónica has also a professor career, teaching at ESPM School of Journalism, in São Paulo.
As a freelancer she reported for Latin America, US, and European media outlets. Throughout this experience, in Brasília and São Paulo, as well as covering stories in Brazil and South America generally, she had built a close network of journalists, as well as, universities, governments, and NGOs.
She was president of the Brazilian Foreign Correspondents Association (ACE) from 2000 to 2009, and co-editor of the book "Brazil dos Correspondentes" (São Paulo, 2008), coordinating tens of foreign journalists, which collected first-hand testimonials of over thirty years of Brazilian history, since 1977.