Alejandra Xanic is a Mexican reporter with more than 20 years in the field. She has covered a wide range of issues during her career, with the exception of politics. Years ago she decided that daily reporting wasn’t for her, not out of disrespect but simply because she found it more captivating to spend her time going through piles of documents. Since then she has been a freelance reporter for such publications as Siglo 21, Público, Cambio and Expansión in Mexico and for the New York Times and ProPublica in the United States. She shared a Pulitzer Prize with David Barstow for their joint investigation into the corruption that enabled Walmart to establish itself in Mexico. In 2016, along with three other reporters, she founded Quinto Elemento Lab, a non-profit association that offers professional support and funding to Mexican investigative journalists.
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