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Arturo Torres Ramirez

Arturo Torres Ramirez, Ecuador, is the research editor at El Comercio in Quito.

He was previously coordinator and editor of the judicial section of El Comercio, where he was responsible for corruption coverage and judicial and security issues. Torres has also reported for the newspapers El Universo and Tiempos del Mundo.

In recent years he has received awards including:  a 2004 Transparency International and Open Society Institute award for best investigative journalism report on corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean; a 2009 Jorge Mantilla Ortega Award for his reporting on the bombing in Angostura; the 2009 José Peralta Award for the year’s best journalistic work; and the 2010 National Union of Journalists communication research award. 

His book, El Juego del Camaleón, los Secretos de Angostura (The Game of Chameleon, the Secrets of Angostura) was published in 2009.

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