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Louisa Reynolds Fernández De Lara

Robert L. Breen Fellow
Awarded to a working Mexican journalist under the age of 45.

Mexico City / Guatemala


Independent journalist based in Guatemala. She is particularly interested in human rights, transitional justice, women’s issues and indigenous people. Louisa reports on Central America for Mexican publications including Proceso, Newsweek en Español and El Heraldo de México, as well as international media outlets such as Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, The Boston Globe, The Economist Intelligence Unit and Christian Science Monitor, among others. Louisa also works as an editor for a training program for young reporters run by Guatemalan investigative journalism website, Plaza Pública. Previously, she has worked as a regional editor for the Investigative Reporting Initiative in the Americas, a project supported by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). In 2013, she won the Gold Standard Award for an article on female entrepreneurs published by Estrategia & Negocios. Louisa was an International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) journalism fellow in 2014-2015 and a World Press Institute Fellow in 2017.